On February 17th, 1937 a moveable work platform broke loose on the Golden Gate Bridge and sent 11 men plummeting into the safety net below them. The net was not designed to hold the 5-ton weight of the platform and it ripped loose, falling 240 feet into San Francisco Bay along with the men and the platform. 10 men died that day; 10 men who went to work with every expectation of returning home to their families and going back to work the next day.
Originally posted on The On Deck Circle:
The young woman’s bare foot stuck out from under the brown quilt. Her toes were painted light pink. Breathing in short, shallow spasms, like a small bird trapped, she slept softly as the big man stared. Her bunk rocked slightly as the night train sped south out of…
I have been a proud member of the Working Class from the moment that I got my first job mixing mortar and toting concrete blocks for the Masonry Contractor who lived across the street from us in Florida. My family of origin all had jobs in the manufacturing industries of Northeast Ohio. A few members…
“Share a photo that features a light source.” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
These security lights illuminate the beach on the West side of the South Anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed and Camerabag 2.
My partner and I stopped to take in the bird’s-eye view over Ft. Point after replacing the lamp in this Cable Outline fixture.
Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed and CameraBag 2.
Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Years ago, when I first became a writer I befriended a gentleman, James Dunne, who worked for Ferrari. I was writing a novel set in Monte Carlo and wanted to know all I could about the Formula One and the cars, people, etc. I also attended the first…
Across The Bored has challenged us once again with the subject of writing.
I find myself writing less and using a keyboard more. These days I am printing less and enjoying it more. There is much to be said about holding a book in your hands and savoring each page. There is a lot to be said about the convenience of carrying a smartphone/tablet with an eReader app to access that same book.
5 years ago I was wary of reading an electronic book, now I am loving it. It will be interesting to see where the next 5 years will lead us.
What do you prefer, paper or digital?
“If we don’t change direction soon, we’ll end up where we’re going.” —Professor Irwin Corey
“…your photo challenge this week is to capture something unexpected… [an] image that reveals a sense of surprise.” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
The golden rays of the early morning sun that paints trees and leaves alike is perhaps my favorite subject to photograph. I have come to expect the unexpected and it never fails to impress.
Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in CameraBag2.