last edition of the Hook
Goodle days. The long goodbye.
out of chaos, a product that you could hold in your hand
recognized by peers
where will they resurface, what will they write?
Enduring thanks to journalists Lisa Provence, Courteney Stuart, Dave McNair and Hawes Spencer
long ago Helen and Emma came up with photo illustration ideas for C-Ville.
Hook Christmas party at the Bayly (Fralin)
Three papers, two papers, one paper, no paper?
We need. News hounds. Journalists. Writers digging deep. Publishers willing to bear the burden of delivering news to a community.
Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.–Thomas Carlyle
My photo home prepares to turn out the lights.
Sunday 2100 hrs. Moviegoers approach Vinegar Hill Theater, one last time. A very different experience than the multi-screen, acres of asphalt Movieplex.
Not the place you go to see Wolverine. Human scale. Vinegar Hill Theater manager James Ford thanked long time supporters in advance of Frances Ha, the final movie.
Credits roll. The lights go out on independent cinema in CHO.
After six years exposure to the Virginia climate this Kleeman sign suffered structural failure. A physical remnant of the 2007 Council election.
A physical result of several elections, construction of a road through a park.
I briefly worked at UVA hospital. I loved the view. After a 14 hour shift, what was left of me would emerge onto Lee Street. I could look down Lee Street, 120 degrees SE and see Monticello Mountain 3 miles away.
Psalm 121. Levavi oculos. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills; from whence cometh my help? 2 My help cometh even from the LORD, who hath made heaven and earth.
Now, looking down Lee is the 36.5 million dollar chiller approved by UVA’s Board of Visitors three years ago, currently under construction.
This is a work in progress. Once it is all finished the landscape and architecture magicians on UVA’s staff will possibly render it beautiful.
D.H. Griffin Companies is a group of six independently owned but integrated companies that perform contract demolition as well as environmental and site development services. It was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. They were the largest contractor responsible for cleaning up the World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks.–Wikipedia
(Griffin Wrecking employees at work on the Cinema 4, Charlottesville VA)
Hearts full of love and sadness.
During WWII, before my father deployed, my parents moved all over the US. This month, my mom is changing address again, 3rd time in 21 months. She rangers on, I long for the stability of the homes she created.