Hi David It would be natural to regard some of those photos exploitative or demeaning. But don't you find that analysis is ruled out by the context - specially the words, and the overwhelming message of affection and respect that the full series conveys. The only unfortunate photo I thought was dad "on the throne", although the image itself was reasonably discreet, and it was probably just the text that made me wince. The photo essay informed us about the best of his life and his relationships. They were still part of the man as he declined; they were not to be found only in some old photos from his youth. What the essay teaches us is that even at our weakest time, our spirit and our dignity remain evident to people who look at us fondly. So long as we have them there is nothing to fear, and nothing to hide away. Don Sweet ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dennis Purdy" <dlp4777@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <pure-silver@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 1:30 PM Subject: [pure-silver] Re: Wonderful Photo Essay > I was able to open it twice without trouble on a Mac with Safari 4.0.3. > I find the photos somewhat offensive. I certainly hope someone > doesn't make a study of me at my weakest time when I am dying. If he > wanted to do a tribute to his father, why not dig up old photos > representing the best of his life and relationships. I don't feel > like I learned anything about anything with these photos. > Dennis > > On Nov 5, 2009, at 15:46, Richard Knoppow wrote: > > > > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tim Daneliuk" > > <tundra@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > To: <undisclosed-recipients:> > > Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 7:27 AM > > Subject: [pure-silver] Wonderful Photo Essay > > > > > >> http://www.dayswithmyfather.com/ > >> > > I was able to connect after several trys. Got the "service > > unavailable" message and once a message saying my Flash Player > > needed to be upgraded, but finally it connected. However, it is > > very slow. You are probably right that too many people are trying > > to connect. I will try it again later. > > > > -- > > Richard Knoppow > > Los Angeles, CA, USA > > dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > ====================================================================== > > ======================================= > > To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to > > your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when > > you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there. > > ============================================================================ ================================= > To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there. ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.