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Posted By: Bob Harris, 07-27-2015, 09:51 PM

We went to a Powwow while in Colorado and I saw this gentleman sitting by himself and got up enough nerve to ask for permission to take his photo. His response was yes but first let's talk. He is an elder of the Ute Mountain tribe which has inhabited the area for hundreds of years. His main reason for wanting to speak a bit was about the younger generation and the problems they were having. It seems they are not interested in past history and not even about looking to the future for employment. He told me he sees many of the youth are playing with phone devices and not much interest playing with other children outside and a lack of social skills. We spoke about other things for about a half hour but after we parted I reflected that there isn't much difference between him and I, we all seem to be following the same path.

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07-27-2015, 10:31 PM   #2
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Amen… and that is a revelation everyone should take note of!
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Plenty of character in that face.
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Same issues as in many other countries.

"Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book." — Cicero, 106 - 43 BC

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Very cool!
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Amen… and that is a revelation everyone should take note of!
so true what you say, changing times for sure, not sure what the future holds for the new generations.

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Plenty of character in that face.
you're right EM and a lot of common sense.

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Same issues as in many other countries.

"Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book." — Cicero, 106 - 43 BC
interesting quote. I think the tech world has a lot to offer but has many disadvantages too.

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Very cool!
Glad you enjoyed the view, thank you.
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When I taught Native Americans, I once had some time with one of the chiefs from one of the bands that we took students from. He said, "the same ones that give you trouble, give us trouble." There's just no free lunch with problem kids, no matter who you are.
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When I taught Native Americans, I once had some time with one of the chiefs from one of the bands that we took students from. He said, "the same ones that give you trouble, give us trouble." There's just no free lunch with problem kids, no matter who you are.
Norm, you've certainly lived and interesting life, I would have liked more direct contact with the Native Americans on our travels but most want to be separated from the outside world it seems. Your right about no free lunch, but that doesn't seem to be sinking into the mind of many.

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Great shot and interesting story Bob. During one of my trips to China I had a similar conversation with an older chinese gentleman. Small world ...
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Terrific B&W portrait, old buddy, and an interesting commentary.

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Great shot and interesting story Bob. During one of my trips to China I had a similar conversation with an older chinese gentleman. Small world ...
makes you wonder about the future Norbert, but I remember people saying those people that liked rock and roll would never make it in life and then there were those hippies.

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Terrific B&W portrait, old buddy, and an interesting commentary.

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thanks so much Jer for the kind words, stay cool back there.
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they call me Frank
He just doesn't look like a Frank... I wonder what was his native name?

It's often interesting to talk to older folk and listen to their tales, we call them "local worthies" around here.
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He just doesn't look like a Frank... I wonder what was his native name?

It's often interesting to talk to older folk and listen to their tales, we call them "local worthies" around here.
not sure of his true given name, but the man was sure "frank" with what he had to say to me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
We went to a Powwow while in Colorado and I saw this gentleman sitting by himself and got up enough nerve to ask for permission to take his photo. His response was yes but first let's talk. He is an elder of the Ute Mountain tribe which has inhabited the area for hundreds of years. His main reason for wanting to speak a bit was about the younger generation and the problems they were having. It seems they are not interested in past history and not even about looking to the future for employment. He told me he sees many of the youth are playing with phone devices and not much interest playing with other children outside and a lack of social skills. We spoke about other things for about a half hour but after we parted I reflected that there isn't much difference between him and I, we all seem to be following the same path.
Good lesson. Always ask. Your subject is a person
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
We went to a Powwow while in Colorado and I saw this gentleman sitting by himself and got up enough nerve to ask for permission to take his photo. His response was yes but first let's talk. He is an elder of the Ute Mountain tribe which has inhabited the area for hundreds of years. His main reason for wanting to speak a bit was about the younger generation and the problems they were having. It seems they are not interested in past history and not even about looking to the future for employment. He told me he sees many of the youth are playing with phone devices and not much interest playing with other children outside and a lack of social skills. We spoke about other things for about a half hour but after we parted I reflected that there isn't much difference between him and I, we all seem to be following the same path.
interesting portrait! well done!
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