I just flew in from Boston, and boy are my arms tired. No? Not even a small smile? Okay, in all seriousness, I've been traveling so my selections for this week cover the work done by bloggers last week as well: Overcrowding.
New York City owes a debt of thanks to Thomas Edison for the brilliance that the skyline projects at night. He is the reason that we have the power to be the city that never sleeps. But can our grid sustain our needs today?
And how prettily it is displayed when it is covered in dew!I took this photo on my way to the rail earlier this week. The more I think about it, the more it reminds me that we all have to attend to some business or another to manage our daily lives.
Coffees offer us a way to look at our relationship to the larger world and see that sometimes our choices are not really our own, to think about how brands and larger market forces can help create what appear to be stable icons in our lives.
Ed Note: A version of this article appeared on Anthropology in Practice on Jan. 26th, 2010. How much do we really know about the food we eat? How do items like fruits and vegetables get to the supermarket?
Ed. Note: This article originally appeared on Anthropology in Practice on May 2, 2011. Lunch is an often neglected meal of the day: sometimes skipped, many times hastily consumed, lunch is often over before it begins.