Peonies from the Bronx Botanical Garden leaving beauty… leaving traces… Advertisements
Last Saturday, I joined Dr. Lenora Fulani, the Committee for Independent Community Action and John Adams Houses Tenant President Ronald Topping at a march in the Bronx against the privatization of NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority). NYC has the largest public housing program left in the country, home to over 500,000 New Yorkers. The projects are in terrible condition, deteriorating because of the lack of funding and the political will to do something about it. Now NYC’s Mayor is overseeing a multi year plan that slowly sells off NYCHA’s apartments and assets (playgrounds and vacant land). Two weeks ago the federal government took control away from the City government to address the dangerous conditions (mold, lead paint, failed heating systems). Privatization continues to move forward.
Proud to march with Claudia and her daughter.
A richness of greens
Springtime settles, deepening
Promises to come
snow scatters sparkles coyotes cry in the night the dog lies alert
as the season slowly turns…
on a drive with Dad…
wishing in the woods
holding the people of Houston close in my thoughts
like many, I have sent a donation, the hardest days lie ahead, we know from Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy…
wishing for resilency
and that we find the political and human will to support, repair and regrow.
I went to my first horse race yesterday at the Saratoga Race track. It was Travers Day… the biggest race of the season. Loved the atmosphere at the track, with people setting up their coolers and chairs around big screen … Continue reading