A Dream of America



ccording to The Washington Post, The President just said that Congress had reach a bi-partisan agreement on the infrastructure bill. All I can say is that is about damn time.

If ever there was a city in need of infrastructure repair it’s New Orleans.

You are looking at one of two drawbridges that cross the Intracoastal Waterway connecting the rest of the city to the Lower 9th Ward and locations further downriver.

Look at it. At the time when I made this picture it had been painted and it’s already rusty.

There are really three points made in this picture. Both drawbridges should be replaced with something modern. The Intracoastal Waterway — known locally as MR-GO — should be closed because it brought the water from everywhere that destroyed the Lower 9th Ward.

Finally, see that concrete structure on the right side of the picture? That’s the new levee built after the old one was broken in many places allowing the water from MR-GO to food and destroyed the Lower 9th Ward.

Now, about the potholes in my street.


nce again WordPress has made it way too hard to do anything with this block system. It will be the thing that finally drives me away.

I’m sure that I did it. At least what those fine morons at WordPress will claim.

Yes, WordPress if you are reading, I just called you morons. I’m sorry if I offend anybody with this next line, but leave the fucking thing alone.

They created some way of trapping copy with a blue box. You cannot edit anything in the box. If you hit the delete key, the paragraph is removed. The box continues to move upward deleting and deleting.

The only work around that I could figure out is to go back to a saved draft and use that.

Of course, this means all of the categories and tags are removed. If you schedule posts as I do, that is removed as well.

Moving is looking better and better.

Life is way too short.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

15 thoughts on “A Dream of America

  1. Hi Ray, love the photo of the bridge. Yes! The roads here are atrocious! Remember the Minneapolis Bridge Collapse? That was a horror that will not be forgotten here. Yeah, WordPress sure is a pain. It’s so klunky. I used to be able to do some creative layouts before the block editing. Its demotivating to post. Photos… poetry, writing anything is a chore. Not much fun anymore.

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    1. Thank you. Most of our roads are a mess. There is even a part of the city that is far out in the east where there was a super fund project. People living there today get sick, can’t plant anything and one parts just plowed over with nothing really done.

      I’ve figure out how to use block to do what I do, but that’s it. I’m like leaving in a weeks or so to build a website with a blog.

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      1. Yeah, or it’s funky programming. This was designed to limit what we do. So they don’t have to support the complexity that was once allowed. And they want to make money on the product. I get that. I hope you have worked out something more flexible?


      2. I pay half of the middle rate. I Wonder what the VIP users like FEDEX and The New Times use. Of course they have design staff who can use wp code, which is harder to use than any other code.

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