Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving


The day before Thanksgiving, Donna and her great niece Lindsay wait for free turkey's to be distributed by the local homeless shelter, St. Matthews House.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Snow in Naples


As the St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch was preparing his evening announcement about the grand jury finding "no probable cause exists" to charge Officer Darren Wilson with any crime in the death of Michael Brown, people in Naples, Florida were strolling the streets celebrating the start of another holiday season. Santa posed for pictures, live music was played and kids threw up their hands, feeling the city's best attempt to create snow.

Monday, November 17, 2014

About a church



A band of students stood outside a building where the local school board meets to protest the cancelation of their choir concert last month. A parent complained because the venue was a church. They've performed at this particular church for years and years. 

With pressure from the ACLU, the school feared a lawsuit and took action. Instead of a church, the students will perform at their school. 

At the meeting, signs were displayed, and voices spoke. "It's not about religion," they said. "It's about the acoustics." 

"We sing all sorts of songs. Jewish. Christian. Muslim." 

In the two hours of public comment, students commended their choir teacher and protested the canceled performance. 

One former student spoke about how she felt ostracized in the choir class because she wasn't religious. She felt odd about singing her concerts in front of a huge cross. She supported whoever complained. 

In the closing comments one of the school board members suggested the people take this to court. She ended her message by saying, "I know I'm not supposed to say this, but God bless you all." 

The crowd cheered to this, as if it had been about religion all along. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Togetherness


Players on the Immokalee High School football team clasp hands in the locker room before heading out on the field for a game. They played in honor of three classmates who were killed in a car crash on Halloween, 2013. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Drawings on the beach


On a windy day in Naples, Johannes explores alone on the sand.