May 23, 2013

The past keeps knock, knock, knocking on my door
And I don't want to hear it anymore

Ann Sanfedele, 7th Street between 1st and 2nd NYC, early 1970s
(note that the egg shop on the right is only open Thursday)

* From Harper's June 2013:

-- Percentage change in the past twenty years in the Consumer Price Index: +41

-- In the price of beer: +40

-- Of Books: -1

-- Number of students currently attending the thirteen Washington, D.C. public schools expected to close this year: 2,633

-- Number of them who are white: 2

* You Become Better with Age.

* "A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do." --W. H. Auden


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