Archive for April, 2015

Sex, Tractors and History


Bologna Tractor Vendor, Bologna Fair, Italy © Jim Korpi

“I can’t find any work,” Amy admitted. “I’ve sent out 20 applications this week and haven’t heard anything back.”

“Thompson’s is looking for someone to wait tables,” Kate said. “I saw a sign on their window last night.”

“I didn’t go through four years of college and get a degree in History in order to wait tables at some small-town clam shack,” Amy shot back.

So Busy


Dog Waits, Lodi, Italy © Jim Korpi

7:00 Wake
7:15 Coffee
7:30 Breakfast
8:00 Read the Paper
8:15 Get Dressed
8:45 Drive Kids to Daycare
9:30 Check in with Secretary
9:45 Answer Relevant Email
10:00 Appointment with Client
11:00 Check in with Secretary
11:15 Return Calls
11:30 Call Mom and Wish Her Happy Birthday
11:45 Prepare for Lunch
12:00 Lunch with Potential Client
2:00 Check in with Secretary
2:15 Answer Calls and Emails
2:45 Meeting with Clients
4:00 Call Babysitter about Kids
4:15 Return Emails
5:00 Drive to Gym
7:00 Dinner with Wife and Kids
8:00 Answer Emails for Morning
9:00 Television Before Bed
11:00 Go to Sleep

Self Centering


Selfie, Venice, Italy © Jim Korpi

“The woof of time is every instant broken and the track of generations effaced. Those who went before are soon forgotten; of those who will come after, no one has any idea: the interest of man is confined to those in close propinquity to himself.” Tocqueville, On Individualism in Democratic Countries

More images from Venice, Italy

big bad wolf


Big, Bad Wolf, Ikea, Milan, Italy © Jim Korpi

Sequim, Washington: 2010 Census Population, 6,606 (humans), an increase of 52% since 2000 census.

The town was given its name by the S’Klallam tribe meaning the “place for going to shoot” the elk herds and waterfowl.

Lowlands are naturally places of food for elk during winter in the mountains.

Part of the historic migratory path of the elk herd is now blocked by the local Holiday Inn Express and the Black Bear Diner, according to the Peninsula Daily News.

The most recent culling of the Dungeness Elk herd was to bring the number down from 40 to 20-25.

“We have to have a number where we are not having agricultural damage,” said Sgt. Eric Anderson of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. “Twenty animals do half the damage of 40 animals.” Peninsula Daily News