A Color of the Sky by Tony Hoagland
Illustrations by Mark Weaver
A Brief Compendium of Reasons I Take Naps Ranked by Frequency of Instance:
2. Alcohol Induced Fatigue
* Anecdotal evidence suggests a strong corollary between Reason Two and Reason Three. Further testing is in progress to determine the exact degree of influence. Donations for further research into Reason Two are always welcome.
Landscape as Cartography | Socks Studio
Flying in the 20s had to be a thrilling experience, indeed. In the absence of radio communication or radar technology, pilots engaged in American coast to coast airmail or passenger service had to rely on often imprecise navigation charts to avoid getting lost. Most of the time they were alone in the air, flying on desertic territory, hoping to reach the destination without encountering bad weather.
To help guiding the pilots across the impervious North American territory, the Congress funded the construction of very large arrow-shaped Airmail Beacons, (up to 20 meters in lenght). Every concrete arrow, painted in bright yellow, was accompanied by a 15 m tall tower, emitting a powerful gas powered light. Each arrow pointed towards the next, separated one with another by a distance of 3 to 10 miles. The beacon towers have been scrapped and recycled for WWII, while the yellow paint has since been worn off by the elements, but the enormous solid concrete arrows are likely to stand there for good.
Poet Laureate R. Kelly - Fo’ Realz
An elevated police traffic box overlooks the intersection of Main Street, Spring Street, and 9th Street, Los Angeles, circa 1917.