Saturday, December 31, 2011

MODERN ARCHITECTURE WITH STYLE

This fairly new building connects well with the new and the past. It is a favorite of mine. It is a medical center  and a parking house.






Saturday, December 24, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

AMERICAN VOICES WE SELDOM HEAR IN EUROPE

In order to properly follow the Occupy movement  from Europe, one must find alternative American voices through the Internet (the traditional fare here  is usually only CNN). Here are some alternatives:
Rachel Maddow, A much respected Rhodes Scholar; educated at Stanford and Oxford, is immensely clever, charming and humorous. She is the ultimate research-based reporter. In this episode she deals with the influence of Rupert Murdoch in British and American elections.
Lawrence O'Donnell, with extensive experience in government, has an insider's outlook. He was a Producer of the highly successful television series, The West Wing. He can be extremely direct. In this episode he tells Mitt Romney off (in no uncertain terms) for having used a quote of president Obama out of context. 

Ed Schultz is somewhat older, folksy and the champion of the working class. Just watch!
Keith Olbermann is known for his straight talk. Here he is telling mayor Bloomberg off.

UP WITH CHRIS HAYES
This is a weekend show hosted by the young, super sharp and brilliant Chris Hayes. His guests are always interesting and the discussions at the level of the best BBC panel discussions.
Image from: http://www.chrishayes.org/about/bio/



Thursday, December 1, 2011

UNIQUE IMAGES FROM THE AMERICAN DEPRESSION 1939-1943

Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
SEE ALL 70 PICTURES HERE!
Jack Whinery, homesteader, and his family. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
SEE ALL 70 PICTURES HERE!
The Faro Caudill family eating dinner in their dugout. Pie Town, New Mexico, October 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Russell Lee. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress SEE ALL 70 PICTURES HERE!