I dress in the dark and eat only whole grain bread. I carry a cell phone where ever I go, but I keep it turned off to save the battery.

Self imposed discipline: For every new photo posted there must be a "Found" photo and a "Recycle" photo. Slows things down a bit.

Well after two years of that, I see it is beginning to break down. Oh well.

So now I have had to discontinue the Recycle portion of the stream. It was causing too much turmoil in the blogs where some of the pictures are being used. When I move them to the top of the Flickr stack, they sometimes disappear where they have been used on a blog.

The “Found Photographs” are now collected in a blog site called “LOST GALLERY”. It features photographs from this stream and some other fine collectors of abandoned photographs. The photographs are categorized on individual pages so one can rapidly review dozens of photographs on one subject.

03/17/2012 update. Okay that did it. Just so you’ll know how I feel, adding one of my photographs to your collection of 148 thousand “favorites” is not a compliment. If you need an explanation of that, you are just not thinking.

Likewise, if you make me one of your "treasured" 800 or 900 contacts it is just no honor. You simply cannot review several hundred new postings regularly. So I must assume: You Don't.

This is not Facebook.

Update 20141003: I have decided to discontinue commenting on any photograph that has a bunch of those "award" icons in the comment section. It's just a bunch of clutter.

Update 20150605
While paging though a subject-group of posted photographs, I began to realize that more than half the photographs in the group were off topic. Some of those photographs were posted in hundreds of groups. I didn’t investigate but they were probably off-topic in most of them. Why do they do this? Self-promotion, I guess; anything for a stat-counted visit to their stream, no matter how brief or what purpose.

Update 20150720
That did it. I just ran across a photograph that had been posted in 756 groups! That’s just blatant self-promotion. It’s not photography, it is just ego trip! From now on, I will not comment on any photograph that is posted in more than twenty groups. I will not join or will drop out of any group that appears to go unsupervised and unmoderated. So there. (I have stamped my foot. Twice.)

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    blairpb says:

    "The funniest, kindest, man i've found of flickr. A great observer of people and things. An eye for the unusual and the absurd and the hilarious. Generous, warm, intelligent, and a witty sharp mind. Not many of those to the pound."

    May 3rd, 2017

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    Mikey G Ottawa says:

    "Fred's a jazz-lover, an artist, a kind soul, a lover of art and music, a collector of vintage memorabilia and photos and a nice guy. He writes an internet blog and boasts an impressive collection of photos on Flickr here. I am happy to have made his acquaintance here on Flickr and respect his fine work. Keep up your great work, Fred-you're an inspiration for me and many others. Many Thanks & Best Wishes to You & Yours, Fred! Peace."

    February 25th, 2012

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    del's1 says:

    "An extraordinary talent,,not just as a photographer, but, as an observer,he sees what we should all see but don't. His sense of humour transgresses sex,colour and religion, he is truly a human microscope...( did that make sense),,,DEL"

    June 24th, 2008

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    meagain625 says:

    "Anyjazz65 is a master at looking at the details of old photographs, then pointing out what he sees. He has surprised me once or twice on my own photos, noticing things I should have seen, but didnt' until he mentioned it.
    He takes a photograph and weaves a tale into it in such a humorous way that you find yourself caught up in the game, adding to it. Along the same line, he can take a photo and remind you of why it is important to remember the history we all share, and the questions we should be asking while there is still a chance to get some answers from someone who knows.
    A master, in my eyes, of the antique photograph. A friend, too :)"

    May 30th, 2007

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