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Black Diamond: If no union, no town

Originally published in the Record Record-Chronicle, September 1, 1980

The residents of Black Diamond will gather again today, as they have for decades, to watch a parade, eat hot dogs, enjoy soft drinks and beer, and visit with friends. 285 more words


Mauerpark Berlin

Photographer Liron Perez


Rain. No sun. However, Mauerpark Berlin!
Many people, many stands. You really have to press forward. Nevertheless, it was fun.
The Berlin people are just openly. 108 more words


History in the making: Town’s 1947 fire truck returns to the parade

Originally published in the Black Diamond Bulletin, Fall 2012

By Ken Jensen

AS I WAS LEAVING THE BALL PARK for the last time on Labor Day, I had the chance to briefly chat with a neighbor. 691 more words


Whislter, BC

When I was in middle school (about 15 years ago), my parents and I went up to Whistler, BC for a weekend. They bought a timeshare, and neither of us have returned since. 318 more words


Wearing many hats

Originally published in the Black Diamond Bulletin, Fall 2012

By Ken Jensen

Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m not really a Labor Days kinda guy. I’m more of a Labor Day—see, no “s”—person. 884 more words


The Invisible Hills

The Invisible Hills

We are boundered
by invisible hills,

nestling us
in our calm delusions.

Birds ride the lines of our electric lives.

On softly dissolving cobwebs
thoughts escape,
circumnavigate the globe,

reach those in exile
still going insane
in their own particular way. 126 more words

Emigrating photographers

The 19th century saw many refugees and emigres arrive in Britain. Some were fleeing persecution, others looking for a better life. Many set up as photographers soon after arriving, mainly in large towns or ports such as Hull, Bristol and London. 91 more words

19th Century