Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...

I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Still here...

Hi folks, I'm still here.  It turns out that Kamp Katrina, an amazing place, presented security concerns for me.  I had some interesting conversations and was lucky to have an opportunity to make some photographs, but I am still looking for a "base camp" here in New Orleans.  I will post some further thoughts and photos after I have a chance to sort them out a bit, perhaps at my new friend Dixie Brown's place in Uptown, a neighborhood some 10 minutes or so out.  Right now, I am in CC's Comunity Coffee house in the French Quarter, waiting for Jessica to cut my hair at "Head Quarters".  And I have not forgotten about the finale to "How I made $17..." and will tell you about that, too.  (Although, as in so many stories of adventure, the climax is in the title and getting there is more than half the fun :-)

This continues to be an amazing but logistically challenging adventure.  I'll transmit again when I come out from behind the far side of the moon :-)

1 comment:

  1. I love Head Quarters...thats were I get my hair done :-)