Inside Cahill

About a month ago I shot this video at the same time I wrote the post on Cahill Apartments,  for this piece click here . It features some inside shots of the community building, a couple short interviews of tenants, and some shots of common bathroom problems with ventilation ducts and black mold.  As one … Continue reading Inside Cahill

Thinking about the murders in Connecticut woke us both up

the other morning about 3:30 California time, 6:30 east coast time. You wonder where it’s going to stop and the answer seems to be that it won’t stop. It’s too late for us. We don’t have a president who can come out and say to the American people, let’s all turn these damn things in. … Continue reading Thinking about the murders in Connecticut woke us both up

The door ‘s locked and I’m home in my pajamas and bathrobe.

The sign on the wall next to the door on apartment 105 at the Salvo House invites you to drop in and meet John McKemmie, NHA’s Mixed Population Coordinator. A nice friendly sign. But John never seems to be there. About a month and a half ago I went down to Salvo House looking for … Continue reading The door ‘s locked and I’m home in my pajamas and bathrobe.

In Memoriam to Mac and Cheryl

  Here is where Mac Weinberg died, next to his couch. His ghost still inhabits his old second floor  apartment at 35 Fruit Street, even though he has been dead three months.   The family who lives there now has to look every day at the stains that his death burnt into the floor. I’ve … Continue reading In Memoriam to Mac and Cheryl