Sunday, November 27, 2011

random nyc

coffee at french roast
red hook

the park plaza

balthazar for thanksgiving

bloody mary at french roast
the classic house mixed bloody marys at french roast are tasty and look great on the zinc bar.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

november 20th necklace

 a necklace made of early 20th century sterling silver and copper elements dated nov. 20th 1914. evolution now

Thursday, November 17, 2011

exciting live video of wall street right NOW!

retired piladelphia police captain ray lewis marched with occupy wall street this morning and was arrested by nypd shortly after 9am.

update- 5:45 i'm trying to find the live feed camera in foley square to wave at you!   there are many thousands in the square!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

occupy keeps it's sense of humor

after the forced mass eviction of liberty square occupy wall street posted the following last night (link)

Posted 14 hours ago on Nov. 15, 2011, 6:51 p.m. EST

red white and blue- pictures of occupy boston yesterday morning- more on this later-

i took walk through occupy boston and ran into an old acquaintance from my antiquing days, frank, who is now a full time occupier and main camp cook on top of his day job.

Monday, November 14, 2011

occupy boston

to my joy i got off the bus at south station tonight to see occupy boston still standing. many dozens of tents and american flags streaming over a long city block.  oh say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave...

update:  woke up to the news that new york has followed portland and oakland and evicted the occupy wall street protest.  it's my understanding that this morning a judge has ruled the protesters may return.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

today it seems so much easier to identify with occupy new york than occupy oakland.  it's just off-putting to see pictures in the press of marauding ninjas in the streets busting windows and waving flags in front of burning buildings.  this is not the america most of us want to see unless it's on our video games. oakland needs to get its rogue element under control.

appropriate righteous outrage should be the attitude, not destructive mayhem.

my friend mary forwarded this interesting letter from the oakland police officer's association in which they declare themselves part of the 99%!

i've spoken to several police at occupy wall street and a week ago i asked one if he had any sympathy with the protest since he was presumably in the 99% too.  he turned to me with a suddenly very earnest manner and said "you know, i was just saying that to my brother last night!"

this morning i met another active duty army occupier who came up from north carolina to volunteer as a medic. the two of us got into a jolly three way discussion with an older man with an east european accent who was an advocate of "pure" unregulated capitalism.  the conversations that are going on the park are so great!  there is much happy disagreement as conservatives and "pragmatists" engage with articulate idealistic occupants.  last week an elderly affluent looking woman was passing with a look of great delight on her face.  "this is wonderful!" she whispered.  "i disagree with everything they're saying but i'm so happy they're doing it!"  then, as her grumpy husband urged her away she added "well, i don't disagree with everything- i am against greed!"
we both laughed and i said, "its surprising how much common ground is being discovered!"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011