Walking east on Girard to the El and random thoughts bounce off the pavement like hailstones. There’s always baseball to take your mind off things.
They set aside their paper goods, glass bottles, plastics and wonder about the energy used when it all gets recycled.
Oil rigs the world over employ people and transform the planet and give us the stuff we’re built to need.
You worry about man-made disasters until tornadoes destroy Southern and Midwestern cities. Survivors count their blessings, their lives forever changed. Easy on the east coast to read the headline and watch the news and think about it for a while and feel safe ‘cause it’s not you, but what if?
She takes SEPTA to school every day but now it won’t be free. Can’t afford the daily bus fare so might just be a cutter. Parents could be prosecuted but money’s tight so they don’t know what to do.
Budget cuts. Teachers stressed about keeping their jobs and it’s last-in-first-out so the youngest ones lose. He finished his masters and got certified but when and where and who and what and how will he teach? Arlene Ackerman will make $500,000 this year, though. That’s fair.
Turning the corner by Trax where the clerk was killed during a 3:00 am robbery a while back. Two bucks buys a train ride to the ballpark. Cliff Lee’s pitching. I hope it doesn’t rain.
(Click here for a brief blog post from PhillyNow on Arlene Ackerman's 2011 compensation)