31 August 2016

the holiday experience begins

25 august:  a great start for my holiday was the new look for the walk to the B concourse at the airport ---- i'm not sure of the material, but it's meant to suggest "the city in the woods," atlanner --- complete with little gaps of blue sky and buzzards or something flying around --- but i still hate it that they've taken down the fire ants  at baggage claim, which have been an icon of the 21st century airport experience

22 August 2016


they've found descendants not far away

descendants of the cheddar man, too, stuck around, and he lived 9,000  yrs ago

20 August 2016

rebuilding atlanner

i'm really a little surprised they're moving forward with this, given all the apts and condos already underway and coming on line this year and next, but the company has filed for a building permit --- peachtree will have one less surface parking lot and midtown will have several hundred more residents --- we're running out of vacant land, which is a very good thing after all these years

and if "the stitch" is actually completed, restoring the street grid and all, it would be one of the more wonderful things for atlanta in a long time

18 August 2016


travel could be tough in the nineteenth century, this account from 1886:
And, to deal with all of the horrible things at once, it was in Clarksville that we heard of a gentle Athenian, who was boarding in the north-eastern section of the State, and being called by a coloured servant early in the morning, she ventured to lie a little longer; whereupon she received a peremptory order to get up, as "the missis wants one of the sheets for a tablecloth."
and politics can be tough in the twenty-first century ---

11 August 2016

it's the little things . . . .

a weird day: half-way through war and peace, got a call from an old client with what appears to be good work, got a check from the n'er-do-well client, had one of my best friends and her boyfriend over for happy hour --- and broke my little finger emptying goddam ice trays

i love retirement
this guy has been posting poems around the neighborhood ---
the building on the right is underway, but i can't see it from my unit --- the one on the left will be a nice addition to the viewshed, especially at sunrise

tiny houses on the site of my 3rd-grade school in east point --- yay! hope it happens ---