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Friday, July 31, 2009 - Pittsfield MA

Driveway looking north toward Less Traveled Road, July 31, 2009
Driveway looking north toward Less Traveled Road, July 31, 2009

Taking a break

While awaiting the next storm to test yesterday's leak repair effort I managed to get out and get a few pictures of the lush growth this year. The ground is now so wet I can't even get on it with my tractor to do some of the maintenance projects I want to accomplish this summer.

Night camp

Wal-Mart Supercenter in Pittsfield MA

Wal-Mart Store #2228, 555 Hubbard Ave./Suite 12, Pittsfield, MA 01201 - (413) 442-1971

The Credential of the Dominant

The general veneration that greets the academy is a sign of its near-sacred station and of the importance of its role in, as Bourdieu would view it, the reproduction of the dominant class and its habitus. Although the rewards of academics are middling in terms of financial capital, the cultural capital they accrue cannot be surpassed. To have a college degree -- only about one-quarter of American adults do -- is to have the credential of the dominant; not to have a college degree is to remain forever among the dominated.

The Whipping Boy, Jib Fowles, Reason magazine, March 2001

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