My Mother Sends Me Pictures

My Mother cannot stop taking pictures. Some of them are better than others but all of them tell you something about who she is. We all love her and she’s the only person who seems to get a decent family photo. Today she’s in New York and sent the following message along with another photo: Your great uncle, from NY died in 1945 in France, just before the war ended. I know this story well because the day my Grandmother’s Brother died was the day that part of her died. Everyone …

About Occupy Wall Street and the Employed 99%

I won’t be camping out at Occupy Los Angeles any time soon, but I appreciate the people who do. I was down there several weeks ago with my camera and I’ve been there a few times since then. It’s an interesting crowd full of thinkers, free spirits, frustrated young adults, politicians and pseudo intellectuals. Occupy Wall Street is also important because it’s a symbol of both all that is wrong and all that is right in America. Occupy Wall Street exists in large part because we bailed out banks that …