The Hard Work Project?

Phones pressed to their faces; laptops swinging at their sides; bags and jackets emblazoned with company logos; San Francisco’s population appears to entirely consist of young tech workers. Tech work is hard, but I often wonder how many have ever had the experience of doing the hard physical work I experienced in my youth. In my 20s, I developed a hernia from heavy lifting. In my 30s, I shoveled so much snow, I had to see a doctor for extreme upper body pain. I had a 9 to 5 desk job, but I always seemed to engage in some type of manual labor.

As a teenager, I mowed lawns; cut weeds; carried rocks, dug ditches, unloaded trucks; and even worked on a farm. With all this going on, my parents didn’t slack up on domestic chores. By the time my brothers and I graduated from high school, we could out-cook, out-sew, and out-clean Martha Stewart! Here’s a picture of my brother doing his chores. And it has served him well. Today, Steve is a master dishwasher. 🙂

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Considering that San Francisco’s young tech workers will contribute to the development of even more robots that will replace even more workers that do manual labor, I thought I could expand on the subject through the many photographs I’ve already taken. It’s a possible project. 📸

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Pissed Off

Because my office overlooks San Francisco City Hall, I’ve seen my share of; participated in; and even photographed, scores of demonstrations on every conceivable political issue. As I exited the office this evening, I ran into this demonstration.

I’m not going comment on Brett Kavanaugh and the rest of his anti-human brethren. It does give me hope, in a distracted world, that there are still people who think critically and become outraged to protest and organize. Trump, Kavanaugh, Weinstein, and company have really pissed off a lot of women…to the core. I could feel the righteous indignation like no other demonstration I have experienced.

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