a noun: home and family life
(beyond four walls and blood ties)
Nice! You're doing a great job with these photos and quotes!
Thank you! I was busy reading your post as you wrote this. m)
Recently you wrote eloquently about the need to utilize existing buildings more fully, reminding me of our neighbor, Fort Ord. Every time n. and I drive through it, we mourn the never-ending graveyard of decaying, decrepit barracks. How do we begin a community-wide project of making them useful again? How about various local clubs & organizations "adopting" one barrack each as their baby? (Hey, one of them could be named after our President --there's a thought!)Your commentaries are clear and to-the-point --merci, merci! --from n.s.
v was one time a member of the Fort Ord Reuse board. It is considered to be too costly a project due to the presence of lead based paint. In 1989 an individual attempted to apply for a permit to reclaim the lumber from some of the units and was turned down by the EPA. Now that brings up another "think about it" question: as those buildings gradually (and not so) fall into disintegration what is keeping the lead out of the environment? There is also much evidence of vandalism. Who is protecting the vandals? By doing nothing contamination is happening daily, and entitlement goes to the individuals who gain access illicitly. We can, at least, ask again, we suppose. m & v