Americana supreme and international phenom – the World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia

I had only heard about this dream world, this Neverland, where I could partake in all-you-can-drink Coke products from around the world.  We don’t usually keep soda/pop/soft drinks in the house.  Nothing good comes from guzzling that carbonated booze. . . except evoking fond memories.  This wonderland of flavored corn syrup took me back to… Read More Americana supreme and international phenom – the World of Coca-Cola, Atlanta, Georgia

Calamities and apparel – where clothes go to die

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about death and the apparel industry.  Last week over 400 factory workers in Bangladesh were crushed and killed when the factory they worked in collapsed on them.  This calamity was manmade and could have been prevented.  Those mothers and fathers and children were making clothes headed to the global… Read More Calamities and apparel – where clothes go to die

Acoustics can’t be plundered – Mozambique Island, Mozambique

When I first visited Mozambique Island fifteen or so years ago, the colonial Portuguese Saint Sebastian fort contained piles of rusting cannonballs interspersed with patches of weeds.  The coffins in the small chapel at the water’s edge still contained bones.  The lid of one of the coffins was partially removed and we spotted a femur.… Read More Acoustics can’t be plundered – Mozambique Island, Mozambique