SideWalk Ghosts / Day 291 / “Home-To-Home Reach-Out” Counting Down

Dobarsko, Bulgaria

The Home-To-Home Reach-Out is still on.

A couple more photos have arrived. I’m closing submissions tomorrow and am throwing one last invite to you.

Like I said yesterday, what you have sent is a wonderful eye opener, and to all who have contributed I cheer a resounding THANK YOU.

It would be amazing if we can get a last-minute rush of photos. I know I may sound like a slave driver, but I like to have more regions to share.

The more of the world we can represent, the more impactful the message can be. Please take a moment to send your snap shot… And as I promised, I will not publish your name, your story or anything other than the place of your photo.

I stand convicted in my outlook, “We are becoming an eclectic little family.”

“The world is becoming a smaller planet.”

This will be my last call for submissions and I promise to get back to the business of meeting strangers.

Thanks friends! Your readership and contributions are appreciated!


This one is quick and simple. I’m calling it the “Home-To-Home” reach-out.

Basically this, click a single snap shot of the street, lane, hallway, open field or whatever is within one hundred feet (about thirty meters) of your front door. It is up to you if you want to show your residence, yourself, friends or just an empty street. And, don’t stress if you are not a photographer. Quality is of no issue. No need to stress in thinking you have to create a genius photo – could even be a mobile device grab.

What is important is that you participate in sending us a submission. No matter what your situation… your story matters and I hope you choose to participate, for the greater the depth of submissions… the more powerful the message.

My desire is that this Home-To-Home reach-out will open our eyes to a broader understanding and empathy towards one another.

So from dirt street to apartment hall to house on the hill, it matters not. What is of resonance is the fact that we all inhabit the same planet, and in such, are all part of the same family human.

Sure, some have more and some have less. But that is rudimentary in regards to this reach-out. What is of importance is that we are willing to drop our walls in open arms to become an outreached community, a virtual neighborhood of sorts: One that realizes the beauty of its diversity and has a respect for the various conditions we all live in.

And in that quest for a broader unity, I cannot think of a better way of introduction than to take a stroll though each other’s community. So here we go on a virtual walk with new friends.

You have a couple of days to get your photos to me and I’ll publish them as a whole later this week.

Deadline for sending your pics is June 27, 2012.

If you can, please email me your shots sized at 600 pixels by 400 pixels (best if composed horizontal), that’s 6 inches by 4 inches at 72dpi. But whatever you email, try to keep it less than 1mb.

Please submit your photos to

In the subject line of your email:
HTH, First Name, Country, State or City

Title the file as follows:
HTH_First Name_Country_State or City.jpeg

Studio City, California, USA
Corona del Mar, California, USA