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.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Oil Spill in the Gulf

I immediately remembered visiting Peanut and his son Cele, in Bridge City, at the beginning of May.  These two Gulf fishermen are among thousands who were struggling before the recent spill, and who I imagine now will most likely be wiped out.

This organization is coordinating some of the volunteer effort:

This organization is coordinating donations:

(Or you can contribute to my Diesel to Vegetable Oil Fund at the upper right of this site.  It's for the environment too :-)

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