A Photographic Artist's Well-intentioned Ramblings

First In Flight

James Benjamin was very excited to make his first cross-country flight to meet his Cousin Robert Lawton, his Great Grandmother Toba Rita, his Aunt Lindsey & Uncle Chris, his Great Aunt Debbie & Great Uncle David, his First Cousins Once Removed Perry & Autumn, his Second Cousin Samson Ford, Mr Ethan, Miss Courtney, Mrs Cathy, Mr Mike, and many other new friends as he explored 3 of the 5 boroughs of New York City, Ocean Township - NJ, Tinton Falls - NJ, Little Silver - NJ, Asbury Park - NJ, Fairfield - CT, Branford - CT, and the blue skies over mid-America.

Big City James

James learned the value of central air conditioning, why avoiding the subway is always the best option, that E-ZPass isn't always easy, that a room with a view is worth paying for, that being in the right place at the right time equals convenient parking, that Vinnie's Pizza in Brooklyn is as good as Benny Tudino's Pizza in Hoboken, that strangers can be kind, that strangers can be strange, that Better Call Saul is planning another season, to go out of your way for a good breakfast sandwich, to stop and smell the roses, that a walk on the boardwalk isn't spoiled by a little fog, that a trip to the beach isn't spoiled by rain, and that there is always time for a swing in the park.