Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Good 'Ole La Grande Jatte

Greetings from San Diego! If you, like I, had a vague feeling you had seen the young lady with the parasol before, it finally occurred to me where:

Monday, September 20, 2010

Idiots with Money

I'm travelling today, so no time to expand on this, but make sure you read Krugman today, and then follow his link to the incredibly vile, racist, fantasist cover story at Forbes Magazine. Then resist the urge to put white-hot pokers in your eyes.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another Place Keeper

Sorry for the paucity of postings. My sister is home and doing well, and I'll be seeing her soon!

I'm paying attention to what's going on in politics, and it's ugly and scary. The Tea Party movement won't last more than a couple of years (they said that about the National Socialists in Germany, I'm sure), but it remains to be seen how much damage they'll do before they're done.

In the meantime, I've been buying 19th century photos on eBay. I absolutely love this one. Click on it.

The umbrella (or would that be a parasol?), the bustle, the pose, even the painted background. Love it. I won't mention that she's cute, too.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

A Place Keeper

Right now most of my attention is focused about 2,000 miles away, where my sister is recovering from a heart attack. I'd tell you what a terrific sister she is, but that would be unMiller-like.

In the meanwhile, here's a picture from a couple of years ago. I think Suellen and I were going to a medical appointment, and I had my little Canon G9 with me. It was snowing, I think. It's a little more interesting if you click on it.

For non-Chicagoans, Water Tower Place used to be the shopping Mecca of Michigan Avenue. It's lost some of its luster over the years. Don't we all?

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Fact Check

From Steve Benen, over at Political Animal:

This is a chart of the jobs lost/gained in the private sector in the past few years. The red bars are Bush Administration; the blue bars are Obama Administration.