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Man Fishing In Houston Ship Channel

Last week I was out and about driving in Houston.

In my travels I saw this man fishing in the Houston Ship Channel.

This was not far from the Turning Basin at the end of the channel.

While you see no ships here, you see the demolition yard behind the fisherman.

Maybe he lives near the Ship Channel and lacks transporation to go and fish elsewhere.

I don’t know.

In case this does not seem like a very good place to catch fish to eat.

I can only extend to him—and to each of you—my peace and blessings.

July 26, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

Two Flags Over The Demolition Yard

I’m not reflexively against consumption. I consume things. I discard things.

I own a car. When I am done with my car–After I drive it as long as it will run–I will discard the car.

People need jobs making and selling things. There are many valid reasons that people want to make use of material things.

I’m not looking to make a softball point that our Texas and United States flags stand in large part for our right to use stuff and then to toss it away.

Yet there is the picture as seen at an auto demolition yard near the Houston Ship Channel. There sure are a lot of cars in that lot.

So make of it what you will. See the picture using both nuance, and a recognition of what the photo shows–Even if unintentionally–clearly enough.

(Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)

January 27, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments