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.  http://tourtoise.blogspot.com/2010/04/bridge-city.html  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:  http://www.oilvolunteers.org/

This organization is coordinating donations:
http://www.gnof.org/disaster-on-the-gulf-coast/

(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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