A couple folks noticed the camera in my avatar and made the mistake of asking me if I'd mind sharing a few of my photos. They only had to twist my arm a little bit. I'm new to the site and probably not known by many here so thought that a photo essay might it be a pretty good way of introducing myself to those who don't know me.
“Any lack of confidence in the economic future or the basic strength of business in the United States is foolish.”
- Herbert Hoover, November 1929
Growing up, I was exposed to most types of music around. My mother loved classical music, my father loved jazz, and they both loved forties big band and Latin music. My mother is musical and played the piano by ear. When I was a child, my parents gave me and my sister piano lessons. I stuck with it for four years but still cannot play very well. My sister made it six months and quit. But despite my failing to learn an instrument, I have always enjoyed music.
I am just going to post a quickie Open Thread for today. It is not my regular day and we are still in need of someone to post the Open Thread for Tuesday Mornings. It can be as little or as much as you wish.
Stock market is freaky and no Bob Swern.
This cannot stand.
Monday morning poetry
Most people who know something about union history are familiar with the Ludlow Massacre in 1914, where the Baldwin Felts Detective Agency and the Colorado National Guard killed 18 people, mostly women and children.
What most people aren't familiar with is that the Ludlow Massacre was just one event in more than 30 years of bloody labor struggle in the mountains of Colorado.
So I'm reading a local newspaper, and I come upon a letter from an earnest young person, and said letter does begin its beguine in this way:
This food safety issue is perhaps the single most important challenge of our generation.
And I immediately think two things: