Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mobtown Loves Motown

God is Sweet Juniper an amazing blog. A lot of the posts remind me of Baltimore (see March 13th post about "The Hole"- the blocks of bombed-out, vacant homes will look very familiar to any Bmore resident.)

Everything is so well written by the husband-and-wife team of Jim and Wood (see long extended metaphor comparing his daughter's rotting snacks behind her car seat to pruno in baby-prison!) I am frequently thrown into a jaw-dropping, green-eyed, mind-blown, near-angelically inspired Internet troller after reading.

Also, as a wide-eyed former suburbanite trying to repair the ills of this city, I can appreciate his self-deprecating references to himself as a "carpet-bagger." I will now sarcastically thank god my Dad's great-greandparents were born here so I can at least falsely claim some sort of "roots" in this town.

So, I guess I'm saying, any self-respecting urbanite with an eye on keeping it real and respecting the beauty of our post-industrial waste/wonder-lands should read this blog!


Plus, there is this great link to a camera obscura made in from the boarded up windows of a house: http://www.powerhouseproject.com/index.php?/projects/camera-obscura/

Thanks for everything Sweet Juniper! I look forward to reading more soon!


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