@Maryland Iron Festival (Catoctin Furnace)

Fascinating to listen to stories from this former miner at the Maryland Iron Festival, near Cunningham Falls State Park. 

Learned about the incredibly tough and dangerous working conditions in the mines. 

He said everyone he knew who worked in the mines is already dead. 

Working hundreds of feet underground, in the pitch black and dust, in cramped spaces of only 30″ high, and with dangerous mining tools and explosives all for $75 per day.ย 

This song is about the miners protesting for better wages and safer working conditions. 

And if not, no more “fire in the hole!”  ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Video: Andy Blumenthal)

Fashion Hot and Cold

Fashion in Washington, D.C. in January winter low temperatures. 

Perhaps trying for “hot” (-like) fashion on a cold day.

I don’t think it would go over all that well in an office-setting, especially in this often stodgy town. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal) 

Metaverse Arriving Soon

This little guy looks like he’s right out of the Metaverse. 

Follow me and let’s hang out, play video games, have a meeting, or do a little shopping. 

It’s a world within our world and nothing is beyond your imagination!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Born or Trained In Crazy

This was a funny sign at the store:

You don’t have to be crazy to work here, we’ll train you.

Some places they hire the crazies and other they train them to be crazy. 

Perhaps, it’s a bad culture or some bad applies, but either way they can turn good, caring employees into some more crazies to add to the office’s bunch of bananas. 

Fortunate is s/he who works in a normal, good workplace and can do “a decent day’s work for a decent day’s pay.”ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)