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Ferguson Selfie
Staring into the sun for a "selfie" on a cold day in a now-famous town. (Craig Allen photo).

Watch: Craig Allen’s 2014 photo and video tour of Ferguson Missouri

It has been one year since the name Michael Brown, and the town of Ferguson Missouri, entered the national consciousness.

With the "anniversary" this past weekend, this St. Louis suburb is back in the news, due to resumed violence.

With this in mind, I thought that I should re-post my thoughts, video, and pictures from my visit to the area, last November. I was in Missouri for my cousin Bethany's wedding.

As you look at all the boarded-up businesses, it is sad to realize that just over a week from the time that I took these pictures, and posted them here on, most were burned to the ground.

When the not guilty verdict was announced, it was surreal to be watching the live coverage in New Jersey...seeing businesses that I had photographed just days before...looted (again) and burned.

Here is my post from November 16, 2014:

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Is it recycled...or recyclable? (Craig Allen photo)

What do those plastic recycling numbers mean?

So, what does the picture, above, have to do with plastic recycling numbers? Originally, I was going to call this 'story' "Johnny On The Recycled Spot." Clever...but there's more to the story!

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