The GFC (which is how Aussies universally refer to the "global financial crisis") is over but the stimulus lingers on. Jon photographed this sign on the gates of an old school building in our Crow's Nest neighbourhood in north Sydney. It was the last day of his stay in Sydney. Two points: the unemployment rate in Australia was 5.1% in December 2010, when this photograph was taken; and U.S.-style graffiti was common, but the graffiti artists were absolutely invisible to us.
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
"The reality is the reality."--Pedro Martinez
"It's only gonna get funner."--Roy "Doc" Halladay
"I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it."--Paul Krugman
"Nobody is going to come out of this looking good."--Maggie Christman