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Saturday costumes

In Humans of The DTM, Photos on October 27, 2014 at 3:33 pm

DTM: “Mind if we snap a shot? You guys look amazing.”

Woman: “Yeah, this is how we always dress on Saturdays.”

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“I’ve been playing violin since I was 5…”

In Humans of The DTM on September 12, 2014 at 8:22 am

“I hate to say I’m 37 years old. I’ve been playing violin since I was 5, so if you do the math, I’ve been playing for 32 years. I started as a kid, and then I started playing professionally in college in New York City, and then at the University of North Texas. I’m here in Charlottesville performing with the Ashlawn Opera Festival, which is held at The Paramount.”

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Text and photo by Haley Burton. You can visit her Individuals of Charlottesville Facebook page to see people in other locations around Charlottesville.

Family

In Humans of The DTM on September 10, 2014 at 8:20 am

“Our son, Geronimo, is 1 today. We’re celebrating his life.”

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Text and photo by Haley Burton. You can visit her Individuals of Charlottesville Facebook page to see people in other locations around Charlottesville.

No worries

In Humans of The DTM on September 9, 2014 at 8:17 am

“Is this the face of a man that seems worried to you?”

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Text and photo by Haley Burton. You can visit her Individuals of Charlottesville Facebook page to see people in other locations around Charlottesville.

Gusto

In Humans of The DTM on September 8, 2014 at 8:13 am

“Go for the gusto!”

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Text and photo by Haley Burton. You can visit her Individuals of Charlottesville Facebook page to see people in other locations around Charlottesville.

“We’re having a girls’ day out…”

In Humans of The DTM on September 5, 2014 at 8:10 am

“We’re having a girls’ day out. We helped out with a church fundraiser for collecting food for the food pantry, we went to lunch at Bodo’s, we watched “Belle” at the Regal, and now we’re here browsing at Caspari. Despite our age difference, we are sisters in Christ.”

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Text and photo by Haley Burton. You can visit her Individuals of Charlottesville Facebook page to see people in other locations around Charlottesville.

“I like to help people create their ideal environment for growth…”

In Humans of The DTM, People on September 4, 2014 at 8:32 am

“I love diversity. I’m an acupuncturist, and I’m an interfaith minister. Acupuncture is like gardening, and interfaith ministry is also similar [to gardening]. I like to help people create their ideal environment for growth. I’m not the healer, I’m just the gardener.”

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Text and photo by Haley Burton. You can visit her Individuals of Charlottesville Facebook page to see people in other locations around Charlottesville.

“I sing and give my voice to the cause I am protesting…”

In Humans of The DTM, People on August 25, 2014 at 9:05 pm

“From time-to-time this writer marches up and down the mall carrying a picket sign protesting against such things as the Iraq War and the killing of seventeen-year old unarmed Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, or protesting for Health Care for all, what some people call “Obamacare.” (Let me add, Obama cares a lot.) Usually while protesting I sing and give my voice to the cause I am protesting. At other times I play the harmonica and/or sing to entertain or lift the spirits of people who often give me thumbs up.” More here.

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“I was a nuclear engineer trying to be romantic…”

In Humans of The DTM, Photos on August 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

Right: “Let me tell you the extended version of the story of how I met my wife. I took a course at the FEI (Federal Executives Institute) on Route 29. The course allowed a 3 hour break for students in the middle of the day. So during my course’s first break, I went to Oakley’s Gently Used Books looking for science fiction since I heard it had the best science fiction in town. I came to the register, and began talking to the woman behind the counter. It turned out we had a lot in common. As I stood there at the register with about 7 or 8 books in hand, I thought about a way to ask her if she was married or not without scaring her away. In order to ask her without being in her personal space, I went to the door. As I was about to leave, I said to her, ‘Let me see that left hand.’ She raised it up and smiled. I took her out, we dated for two years, and then we married in 2000. We’ve been happily married for 14 years. Nowadays, I give people the abbreviated version of our story by saying, ‘I came in looking for science fiction, and I found a fantasy. I married her.’ I was a nuclear engineer trying to be romantic.”

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Text and photo by Haley Burton. You can visit her Individuals of Charlottesville Facebook page to see people in other locations around Charlottesville.

“I work here at Water Street Parking Garage part-time…”

In Humans of The DTM, Photos on August 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

“I’m a workaholic. I work for Charlottesville City Schools, and I work here at Water Street Parking Garage part-time. I have a daughter and a granddaughter. I love church, and I love to serve the Lord. I LOVE TO SHOP. I’m a people person. I love people and children in general.”

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Text and photo by Haley Burton. You can visit her Individuals of Charlottesville Facebook page to see people in other locations around Charlottesville.

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