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old buildings amidst change

I’ve been to Washington, DC, quite a bit recently. I like the “District” and have a lot of fond memories from when we lived there. I did my architectural apprenticeship in the city and worked on a lot of facade renovation projects. 154 more words

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Mommy, Why Do You Scream?

What happens when parents allow themselves to reach the boiling point. Parents might think that screaming and yelling is not child abuse -but it is. Child abuse prevention month is in April but it should really be everyday of the year. 1,061 more words

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Big Society; Big Business

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.” ~ John D Rockefeller

Charity: late Old English (in the sense ‘Christian love of one’s fellows’): from Old French… 722 more words


Welcome the Finnish Broadcasting Company Archives to the Commons!

We’re thrilled to welcome The Archives of the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle to the Flickr Commons. They maintain the archive collections of Finland’s only public service broadcaster, which was founded in 1926. 163 more words


I'm all right, Jacks

I’m so sick of “I’m all right, Jacks”
With their narrow-minded thinks
And simplistic understanding
So relentlessly demanding
Paltry policies that stink
And bring the nation’s… 86 more words


Idiot in Idiom

“We have to be ‘whiter than white'”, saith The West

And that’s your problem, right there, pal
For what twisted idiot,
In imperial idiom speaks… 103 more words


The Parable of the Polygons: How Individual Decisions Create Large Collective Impacts

This blog and firm are based on the premise that a group of people making seemingly independent, individual decisions can have colossally large collective impacts to wreck or save the world; our decisions are often more important than we realize. 725 more words