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The best of the poems, photos, and meditations to appear on UPICTURE have now been collected in a book,  KILLERS IN TUTUS, available at Amazon.  Click here.  The cover photo appeared on November 2, 2012 in an essay on Fasching … Continue reading

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Market Day in Urubamba, Peru, 1975

. My heart beat faster then, not only from the thin air, but from the edge of each day’s living. I can feel the sharp gravel underfoot through my thin gym shoes, I can taste the dust in that thin … Continue reading

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Huascarán, Peru, 1975

This is a group of climbers getting ready to attempt Huascarán, a 6,768 metre (22,205 foot) peak in the Andes. The year is 1975, which is why the shot looks washed out. What crappy film we had back then! I … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu, 1975

The way it was in 1975: …. the night before your visit, you took a bus from Cuzco, noticing in the decline of light that it was getting jungley, that you were going slightly downhill. You got off at Aguas … Continue reading

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