Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Good news about the S.S. United States

New York Times story:  "Donations Help the S.S. United States Fend Off the Scrapyard."

"(I)n recent weeks," the Times reports, "the ship’s existential crisis attracted donors from around the world who have contributed more than $600,000, buying time for the preservationist group, the S.S. United States Conservancy, to press ahead with a plan to redevelop the vessel.

"The donations — including an anonymous gift of $250,000 — will cover the cost of caring for the ship 'well into next year,' said Susan Gibbs, the conservancy’s executive director."

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


One's sadness, the mournfulness, continues (as does one's deep sense of solidarity), concerning Paris.

And the ongoing solidarity one feels:  the solidarity against the murderous sociopathy, the staggering cruelty, the evil, that is ISIS (and Al Qaeda, and other like-minded jihadist groups).

And solidarity, too, against those who may not take part, directly--but who support, justify, glorify such evil.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Update: S.S. United States

As a result of funds raised by the S.S. United States Conservancy, the ship has been given (at the very least) a temporary reprieve.