I met with my old friend Richard Lowenberg
while in Santa fe, whom I have known since the Boulder, Colo days in the mid sixties. He has always been involved in innovative media and has been trying to set up broadband in rural areas of the four corners area, particularly for the American Indian. I incorrectly reacted in a negative way to the idea of bringing the internet to hogans in remote Monument Valley, etc. UNTIL I was in Chinle (pop. 4,500) and asked to be directed to the public library. NO public library! I then asked where I could find free wi fi. No wi fi! That is a shitty disadvantage for young people wanting to learn. I saw poverty on the Navaho and Hopi reservation that shamed me. In Keams Canyon the school had a delipated basketball court. I hate wealth and what it doesn't provide.
Indian housing provided by the Fed gov.
Richard alerted me to a recent pertinent article
I got up at 3 am today so I'm too tired to write anything but captions.
shameless self promotion on my new line of tees.
at the base of Shiprock , NM
a bar west of Grants, NM
the Navaho live so remotely on the reservation that a tire hung on a post means someone is home and can accept visitors
joshua tree as mennorah near Joashua Tree