Monthly Archives: April 2011

A few more from “the old country.”

Shots of Braddock and the area close to where I grew up, that looks like what I imagine postwar Bosnia to have looked like. They have a Harvard-educated mayor not afraid to try new things to bring energy (and investment) into the area. Yet Braddock remains a metaphor for what happened to America’s once vaunted […]

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More people I love

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More from the old country…

Shots of Braddock and the area close to where I grew up, that looks like what I imagine postwar Bosnia to have looked like.

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The old country

When I was young, the Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock, PA was an employer of tens of thousands of men. Sometimes as a child I would awaken to see the sky glowing red and thought it was time to get up; it was only the blast furnaces of the Thompson works working at full blast […]

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