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Photo & Poetry Club with Charles Luden

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I always liked this sign. Originally it was located downtown on 10th Street where the city bus terminal is now.  It was the sign for a joint called Tiki Tap. When the building was razed the place moved to East 10th just west of 229 where it became a liquor store. The sign was moved with the business. That’s where I took this photo long ago. – C.L.

His  Wife  is  Shorter  than  his  Daughter

Sitting across

from the family dog

begging for biscuits

they smile and recite

algebraic formulas

of nature’s mysteries

as rain wets their hair

       Charles Luden • 6-30-16 at Granite City

Who Are The Comrades Drinking Rum In The Bushes?

Let me relive this moment tomorrow

Today is too soon to repeat anguish

over empty glasses

The group scatters suddenly

due to gooey mud in the hole

and bright lights to the east

A gift for you I have

a voice from the loudspeaker barks

Run!

We did

Now nothing

       Charles Luden • 9-15-16 at Granite City

   BARF  ANGEL

The night was long

too long for your stomach

to hold it all

After a kiss at 2 AM

behind the Top Hat

you heaved ho

in the parking lot

A message for the

opportunistic lover

       Charles Luden • 5-26-16 at Granite City

Roadtrip!

I decided for some reason a 2,000 mile road trip was a good idea. I hit the Black Hills, Devil’s Tower (a must see) and Yellowstone (2 days) and finished in the Midwest’s capital of beer (Ft. Collins) before heading home. I am relaxed and ready to get back at it. I recommend to anyone spending 6 days by yourself, it will set your mind free.

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Photography Club, Charles Luden

Charles Luden sent me these cool photos today, thought I would share;

Scott,
I shot these in 1974 in Denver at a small club named Ebbets Field. Tom Waits opened for Roger McGuinn. It was a great show. Roger’s 1st solo LP and Tom’s 2nd LP were recently released. A priceless event. – C.L.

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More Sanders Photos (H/T – JPF)

We will post a shorter highlights video later on.

Bernie

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Bob Reynolds at Icon Annex, Wed, May 4, 2016

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Photog club w/Charles Luden

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Photo Club with Chuck Luden

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Our $27,000,000.00 dollar purchase!

A former (?) city employee nails it on TIF’s and the ridiculous RR purchase downtown;

The city’s railroad property deal has been completed at a cost of $27 million to the American taxpayer, which equates to $69 per square foot. It’s not too hard to determine who received the best part of this deal and why Congress eliminated earmark legislation.

Tax incentive financing may have been needed to jump start downtown, but it is probably no longer needed. The footprint of those entities, who enjoy all of the city services but pay no taxes, continues to expand at the expense of the taxpayer.

In the event that we cannot receive a fair market value for the property, or if we cannot build without tax incentives, the best use for the property might be a park. At least that would provide some type of benefit to the general public.

I have a better idea, we rescind on the whole deal.

Where am I in Sioux Falls?

I took this photo Friday Night.

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Where am I?

And what the heck is this?

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Three Political Rabble Rousers Unite!

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Thanks for the photo Frank!