Mike at Home (from ‘My Brother Michael’)

I was very surprised, years ago, when my parents called me for input about which group home Mike should be sent to. Mike had been a resident of Willowbrook on Staten Island, NY, USA, a very large mental institution, housing more than 6,000 patients (also known by some, as ‘inmates’). There was a court ruling, […]

Dead Slow Hump, London, circa 1980

I think of this photo often. It has been lost for years in my archives. When I snapped it on my first trip to London, back in 1980, I thought it was hilarious. As a descriptor of this past year (the past four years, as a matter of fact), it is not funny at all.