Month July 2018

Disparities, Then and Now

‚ÄúI¬†can¬†recall,¬†when¬†a¬†child, visiting some¬†sections¬†of the¬†former¬†city,¬†where¬†tenement houses¬†existed,¬†occupied¬†by¬†families¬†who¬†found it almost impossible to make ends meet.¬†Women as¬†well¬†as¬†men¬†became¬†discouraged, often times causing¬†them¬†to¬†take¬†to¬†drink.¬†They¬†would¬†also lower¬†themselves¬†in¬†virtue¬†in¬†order¬†to¬†purchase an¬†existence.‚ÄĚ Bradford Peck, 1900, The World a Department Store, 57, Here Peck offers a description of the miserable existence of the working‚Ķ

A Quote That Lives On

In the Preface and Prospectus of The World a Department Store, I came across this quote: “I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As…

Done

Content, Other, Photography, Text, Unsaturated

Yesterday I printed, bound and cut.   I printed and bound two copies of my thesis and cut two DVDs. It’s quaint that DVDs continue to be used as a delivery medium.  I’ll deliver them on Thursday, when I have‚Ķ

Bookshelf

Content, Indoor, Library, Place

I’m wrapping up my MFA work.  I completed my thesis defense last week and apparently all is good.  I need to complete some minor edits, package it all up, and then I’m done.  With luck that will be this week. Now‚Ķ

Retirement Party

It’s hard to believe. I have been retired 3-1/2 years.  It seems like a lifetime.  But a worthwhile time.   I went to a friend’s retirement party last night. It was a chance to get together with past work-friends and catch‚Ķ