Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
This Is Why I Like Rain
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Why Doesn't the Cat Like Me?
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
More in D.C.
I got a better photo of Washington Monument. I figured everyone knows what it looks like so I hid it.
A hot dog and a cinnamon bun at Sticky Fingers Bakery, a popular vegan establishment.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Another Small Trip
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Zooming In On Ammachi
You can see more new photos here, which are part of my documentary project on my grandmother.
I've been struggling with whether to spell the Malayalam word for grandmother "Ammichi" or "Ammachi". I'd been sticking to my guns and spelling it Ammichi for the longest time because of the way it sounded. Malayalam has its own alphabet, so I can spell any word as I please when I transliterate it into English.
Then I concluded Ammachi makes sense because it is based on the root word "Amma", which means mother. And it's also the way everyone else seems to spell it.
I've seen Varughese also spelled "Varghese" and "Verghese". It all depends on pronunciation.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
A Few of My Favorite Things
The random give-away.
Yonkers city government announced garbage collection would only happen on Fridays because of budget cuts. But piles like this were on Bronx River Road today.
UPDATE: This issue was featured July 12 in a local CBS newscast (and perhaps on other stations, but I don't keep track). Does that mean it will be fixed? Forty-eight sanitation workers called out sick, causing a job slow-down. The city needs to re-hire the 30-plus sanitation workers who were laid off so Yonkers will have twice-a-week garbage pickup again. Stagnant garbage during these heat waves isn't pretty.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Red, White and Blue
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Gulf Impacts Roundup
A vacant home in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
Click here to view all of my work from my trip to the Gulf of Mexico last month. I documented the lingering impact of devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and the BP oil-spill impact in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.