Tuesday, August 25, 2009

summer 2009 in America

Commemorating Obama's election, and lamenting Michael Jackson's death. Magazines on the rack at the grocery store in Niagara Falls in early August.
Vanity Fair saluted two American icons who died. A sign of change in Niagara Falls -- Vanidades, a woman's magazine in Spanish.
Easy to see signs of the great recession -- folks lining up for the food bank truck, checking the racks of donated clothing, and signing up for additional services.
Sad that there are so many people signing up, and needing these services. On a more positive note, these services exist, something that I appreciate so much more after being in India.

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