The rockets’ red glare & red ink.

A quick note following the SF fireworks. No fog. Extraordinary display. The people behind us started talking about how the City is laying off teachers, while going ahead with the fireworks. “That’s two janitors,” one said, after an amazing burst. How do you balance exquisite escapism with the trauma affecting all of us caught in the recession? Does the commercial benefit of all those people in town create a tipping point in favor of the fireworks? LLII.

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