I ran across this tune on a soundtrack, and really dug it. I decided to use images of some of my lost loves. Had I photographs I could have included a couple others. To all the ones that got away. I'm blue, blue, blue, without you. I miss them all in varying degrees.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAspvldDWAc
I start the evening at one of the local expat watering holes, where I meet up with Joe and Gino, two Canucks who've retired here. We've spent some evenings together, before, notably Gino's birthday this past week at Jethro's Lounge, and enjoy each other's company. Around 10:30 Gino heads back to his place, and another mate, Del arrives, but also heads home as his girlfriend wants them to begin the new year in each other's company. Del says she's feeling a bit alone these days since her father passed earlier this year. Joe and I walk from the Gekko Bar[…]
Today's assignment: Compare and contrast the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire with the recent fire in Bangladesh. Describe how the export of labor from the US to developing nations affected the outcome in Bangladesh.
About 99 years ago fire started in the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York City. Because management had locked the doors to the factory and stairwells, 146 garment workers lost their lives through smoke inhalation, burns, or jumping to their death from the tenth floor of the building. That fire was the beginning of workplace reforms to protect workers safety and health in the US. All[…]
I've always thought that learning a bit of the language of the country one is traveling in is the most sincere form of respect you can give to the foreigners you will be interacting with. It is pretty sad when we are reduced to grunting and pointing to what we want, or where we want to go, or what we would like to eat. Yet, I can pretty much guarantee you that you will be so reduced at one or more times in your life as a viajero. This blog is a result of a query by a friend about[…]
If I were a carpenter
And not really a lady
Would you marry me anyway?
Or call me crazy?
My new friend and I needed jobs. I'd moved to Breckenridge, Colorado and lived in a house with four men, and had been thrilled to make a girlfriend at the local Gold pan saloon on a night a friend was entertaining the crowd with his guitar. Actually, right about that time I had gotten so tired of the men in the house that my then boyfriend and I bought a pre-cut 18-foot diameter tipi from a company in Ridgeway, and[…]
[David Brooks comments on Steve Jobs & "decline of innovation". Thanks, granddad.]This graph shows huge crop yield improvements since 1960:The modern PC world is only 30 years old, and is hitting a completely new era with flash hard drives and optical/nano chips and cloud computing infrastructure in the next 3 years.Computer-assisted drug tech is just hitting stride, such as a major breakthrough in finding the genetic origin of ALS. Genome mapping was only finalized in the last decade.We're in the middle of a major shift from internal combustion to electric vehicles. US manufacturing output is about the same as China's[…]
by Desider 7/19/2011 - 3:47 pm [ from a deleted Dagblog far far away ]There are a few issues that don't seem understood in the course of several "controversies", and while they may still not be agreed to, it seems worthwhile bringing up to at least put it to bed.One issue is that typically a blog site has a hierarchy. If it's Atrios, that hierarchy is binary - Atrios blogs, everyone else comments.For Dagblog you might assume it's a 4-level hierarchy - the founders/owners, the masthead bloggers, the other bloggers, and those who read and sometimes comment.This would typically make sense,[…]