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Washaway Beach This Week is a blog by photojournalist Erika Langley. See more work at


In the Land of the Blind, a one-eyed artist is King. But who wants to work in the Land of the Blind? Not this girl. The protesters would gather outside the gates, chanting their poems into a bullhorn. They loved … Continue reading

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“But even inside his hermetically sealed office, he could feel the wild call of the spring night. He could hear the scratching at his heart’s door of a dog that needed to be walked.”    -Jay McInerney, Brightness Falls You would … Continue reading

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“Let’s consult the oracle,” my friend Val said, whipping out her phone to look something up. This is not the time to stop seeking. Truth, answers, kindness, love, hope. I am looking for messages, and their messengers. So I decided … Continue reading

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Life is just a bowl of cherries Don’t take it serious Life’s too mysteriousYou work You save You worry so But you can’t take your dough when you go, go, go Keep repeating, “It’s the berries.”The strongest stoke must fallThe … Continue reading

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My Heart Belongs To

October 3, 2016   Dear Erika, At the close of our telephone conversation I wondered how much you were aware of the impact of some of your earlier activities and decisions on your relations with your family. If you feel alienated … Continue reading

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I’ve had landscaping jobs where we kept track of the stuff we used, to bill the client later. Soil, fertilizers, plants. Now I work in the same place every day and there is no one to bill, so I keep … Continue reading

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Frog Songs

Where do the old trailers go to die? Not the ocean, not this time. A miracle has happened. I got to have one more nice last visit with the Vagabond. It was somewhat trashed, of course, but still retained the … Continue reading

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