Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
day of rest
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Near the mouth of the River Ouse. Adeline Virginia Stephen was in the water for eighteen days before the children found her.
"What is the meaning of life?... a simple question; one that tended to close in on one with years. The great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark." Va. Woolf
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Patterns of using the beach have changed over the years.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
on the road again
Sunday, July 22, 2007
day of rest
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
on the road again
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Kill Devil Hills NC
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Shannon Hill, Virginia, 1438hrs, 7/16/07
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Monday, July 09, 2007
there is an organization for everyone
I wonder if the pawn shops of America have an association, K street representation, lobbyists? Do they have advertising professionals on the payroll to ameliorate public perception regarding pawn shops? Do they contribute a percentage of their gross to "feel-good" causes. Can anyone send me a positive pawn shop story?
Ask and it will be answered. Yes, there is a national association with a website and FAQ's.
Question: How does a pawnbroker's business work?
Question: Why would someone go to a pawnbroker to get a loan?
Question: What is the foreclosure procedure?
Question: Do most pawn customers lose their merchandise?
Question: How can I be sure the merchandise I purchase at a pawnshop isn't stolen?
Question: What is the difference between buying at a pawnshop and buying at a retail store?
Question: Why is the image of pawnbroking changing since the 1930s?
Question: How are pawnbrokers regulated?
Question: Is pawnbroking a "bad times" industry?
Question: Do pawnbrokers attract indigents and derelicts?
Question: Do pawnbrokers downgrade the neighborhood and hurt property value?
Question: Are there firearms in pawnshops?
Question: Are pawnshops rates excessive?
There is a Virginia pawnbrokers association as well. Their website seems to be broken. Virginia pawnbrokers are feeling threatened by a state legislature that runs a gambling operation? Ironies abound...
Thursday, July 05, 2007
bricks and mortar
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Bank of Kinsale
Get off the steamship at the wharf, walk up the hill to the bank. Speak to the teller and manager by name. See the money.
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Bank of America
What is a bank. A tower somewhere. A computer network. Power in digital form. Banks become more godlike as each year passes. How do we communicate with Banks? Petition them with prayer? That is what I've been doing today. The modern form of petitioning with prayer, 1-800-KIS-MYAS. Calling, waiting, navigating menus, explaining, being transferred, being dropped.
The prayer partners at the Bank, the tools available to them, amazing. They can instantly access records and see that I am a faithful servant, that I am worthy, a member of the flock for thirty years. But, the aid I seek. "I am sorry sir."