Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
They've worked hard for it.
It's been a tough year.
$23 Billion is just fair.
And that's just Goldman Sachs.
New York is cutting $5B from its budget.
MTA, schools, health care etc. will have to
make cuts to make sure NY doesn't collapse.
More people will have to be laid off.
Times are tough.
Families will go broke.
Lives will be made miserable.
We live in a free economy.
We can all be rich.
$23B plus for handful?
$5B minus for the millions?
you do the math.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I live in a pretty town with many big trees.
30 minutes from Manhattan.
Many trees but no vistas.
House next to house,
streets, and shops and diners and a cinema.
A pretty park.
Look across the park.
Busy roads on each side of it.
No real horizon.
Trees. Lots of trees. Behind.
Between all the houses.
The train to NY.
Derelict industrial buildings along the track.
Newark. 15 % unemployment outside the window.
Swamps where the real Sopranoes dump their competitors.
According to rumors.
New York City.
Buildings, buildings, asphalt, concrete, brick.
Cars, trucks, more cars, more trucks.
Red light, green light, jaywalking.
Can't wait, Hurry.
Hurry even if not in a hurry.
Sirens. Look left, look right, don't look up.
the memory of a weekend
with a view.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Art museum in the open.
No risk that anyone would walk away with the art though.
Gigantic sculptures by Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein,
just to mention two household names.
Last time I was there the trees were naked, the grass brown,
the sky gray, the air a little hazy.
My camera battery gave up before I started.
I had no reserve battery with me.
I regret that. I got no pictures taken.
The art seemed much more mysterious then
compared to last weekend when the sky was blue and the clouds puffy and white.
Almost rendering the art as over-sized toys strewn about the landscape.
But the camera battery was charged and ready.
The red thing in the center is art.
Click to enlarge.