“Three decades to put up one building might be considered long enough. For Philadelphia’s remarkable City Hall, it has been an additional century — and counting — without anyone being able to see it as intended: a towering Victorian confection in gleaming white.”
A nifty New York Times article about Philadelphia’s city hall. A lot of stuff I never knew. (It’s supposed to be white?!)
All Things Considered on NPR featured an interesting opinion on the use of the Ten Commandments on public property. Ian Wrisely, a minister, says that using the argument that the Commandments are being used to depict their influence on law is blasphemy because it is making something religious into a secular matter.
I was awakened this morning to a news brief on the rock station that my boyfriend’s alarm is set to bearing the sad news of the loss of the Columbia space shuttle. It’s a hell of a way to wake up. Sadly, it reminds me of when my mother woke me up on September 11, 2001. There is something surreal about news of a tragedy when you are coming out of sleep, like it’s all just a dream.
My thoughts are with the families of the crew members.