Monday, February 11, 2019

Flint Photos: All Contrails Lead to Albert Champion

Albert Champion, with scarf and spark plug, hanging out, appropriately enough, in a downtown parking lot in Flint. Special thanks to John Weaver for the photo.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Great Divide

Eduardo Porter in The New York Times reports:
"Automation is splitting the American labor force into two worlds. There is a small island of highly educated professionals making good wages at corporations like Intel or Boeing, which reap hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit per employee. That island sits in the middle of a sea of less educated workers who are stuck at businesses like hotels, restaurants and nursing homes that generate much smaller profits per employee and stay viable primarily by keeping wages low." 

Flint, Meet Los Angeles

Spot photography
Grey L.A. courtesy of Spot.

"Nostalgia is a byproduct of action and memory. It doesn't have to exist but culture tends to impose a 'longing for times gone by' and 'the other side is always greener' mentality on perception. It's very marketable and does a great job of spinning history into easily digestible hot dogmas and popsicle politics. It's why America has such a fascination with the Wild West and a 'rugged individualism' that maybe never existed. We've all pined for living in a time we were never part of."

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Flint Photos: Chevy in the Hole

A cozy little spot for a picnic. Delphi Flint West, better known as Chevy in the Hole. And just how would a picnic table find its way to this particular or labor?

Friday, February 1, 2019

Home, Sweet Home

A white mitten.