George Payne’s Rochester: Over seasons and time

George Payne’s Rochester: Over seasons and time

The Poet’s Garden in Highland Park


Highland Park Reservoir

In When Obama invokes Martin Luther King George Payne, Founder of Gandhi Earth Keepers International offered his thoughtful commentary on President Obama’s recent State of the Union address. You also met George in Rochester Free Radio.


George Payne

Now, George switches gears with 12 wonderful photos of Rochester from all angles, seasons, and times of day. Thanks, George for joining the visual conversation. At the end, see more photos/artwork from local artists.


Genesee Valley Park

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Genesee Trailway

driving park

Kodak Hawkeye Plant


Maplewood YMCA


Mt. Hope Cemetery


Driving Park A Bridge

Highland Park Reservoir


Lower Falls Park


Genesee Valley Park

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Rochester Skyline from Ford St. Bridge


Lower Falls Gorge

Photographer Michelle Turner joins our visual conversation

A collage homage to the Public Market with Lynne Feldman

Jill Gussow’s homage to the raucous crows of the South Wedge

Antidote for the Doldrums. Join us for another visual conversation with artist Judy Stewart Gohringer from the Anderson Arts Building

About The Author

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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