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Monday, December 15, 2008 - Richland MS

Okatibbee Mist, December 15, 2008, Twiltley Branch Campground, Collinsville MS
Okatibbee Mist, December 15, 2008, Twiltley Branch Campground, Collinsville MS

Why choose a shop in Carthage MS for alignment work?

Because there are two shops in Carthage I had good dealings with last January when I needed a problem diagnosed and between them they did a fine job. So I figured on or the other of them might be able to do the alignment or would know someone who could. To my mind, even though Carthage is a bit off my course west, it's not that far off to be worth my while to look up a familiar face in an area I don't know.

This is rambling a bit and I'm going to post it as is for the moment while I collect my thoughts for another go at writing this up..... I need a few things at Wal-Mart.

Oh, yes, before I forget - it rained lightly this afternoon - and the leak by the door leaked lightly as well - oh foo.........

Night camp

Wal-Mart Parking Lot in Richland MS

Wal-Mart Supercenter in Richland MS

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #17, 3200 Lusk Drive, Neosho, MO 64850 - (417) 451-5544

I chose this particular Wal-Mart in the Jackson MS area to boondock at for its convenience to the alignment shop I had an early morning appointment with. This neighborhood on Rt 49 South is a busy, noisy commercial area with lots of heavy truck traffic but it quiets down at night.

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