|Worth a thousand words.
On the radio, a woman’s lilting tones suggest gentle pleasures and
whimsical pastimes. A child’s voice sings the Star-Spangled
Banner, more or less on pitch. The message: bring your kid to Toys
“R” Us to make an American flag. For each child who shows up,
the company promises, it will donate a dollar to a special children’s
fund. “It’s our way of honoring the thousands of families
affected by our nation’s recent tragedies.” Am I being unduly
cynical if I wonder how much the company will make by all those kids
dragging their parents through the store?
those who prefer a different sort of artwork, ZNet
provides a varied assortment of posters, all ready for downloading.
They come with instructions:
* Poster with a buddy; the political climate is
* Use tape rather than wheat
* Respect other people’s
posters (especially posters in search of missing loved ones)
The website adds, à la Martha
Stewart: “A block of the same poster makes a strong visual
Hospitality begins at home. Chris
Chow emails that Central City Hospitality House is looking for a new
executive director. This is no job for amateurs: these are the
* Minimum 3 years experience working at a senior
management level, preferably with a budget of $1 million or more
in a non-profit organization.
* Two to three years’ experience working with
homeless service organizations desired.
* Demonstrated ability to mentor, develop and
train staff in an open and accessible environment.
Do these shoes fit your feet? You might give a
call to 415 749-2118.
Over & over again. Minds
are still trying to make sense of what happened on September 11.
Nancy Muldoon writes from Saratoga Springs:
I kept waking up every half hour and kept having
nightmares that the World Trade Center had been destroyed. My
brain was on instant replay and the visual of the towers crumbling
was heartbreaking. What was worse, was when I realized that it
wasn’t just nightmares but real life.
It’s been awhile since I’ve been to
Manhattan. I know the view will never be the same. New York will
never be the same. You see, Manhattan is to New Yorkers what the
Emerald City was to Dorothy. The terrorists knew that. And now…
so do we.
Same house, different call?
An unusual array of sponsors — the National Japanese American
Historical Society, the American Italian Historical Society (Western
Regional Chapter), the Japanese Peruvian Oral History Project, and
the German American Cultural Center of the Greater Bay Area — has
put together an unusually timely exhibit at the National Japanese
American Historical Society (1684 Post, San Francisco; 415
921-5007). It’s got a mouthful of a title: The Enemy Alien Files:
Hidden Stories of World War II —Photo & Ephemera Exhibit
Documenting Treatment of Japanese, German, & Italian Immigrants
by the U.S. Government during World War II. The artifacts on display
serve as evidence that thousands of Japanese, German, and Italian
immigrants in the United States and Latin America were arrested,
forcibly relocated, interned, and even deported to war zones solely
because of their nationality. The exhibit runs until December
28; the historical society is open 12 - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
& the first Saturday of each month