On Tuesday afternoon I received a voicemail from a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare case worker inquiring about one of my clients. She asked me to call her back and left me her number.
I have called her at least ten times in the past 48 hours but her phone rings endlessly and then hangs up before going to a voicemail system. I’m just lost as to why she even bothered to ask me to call her back if it is impossible to actually get her on the phone. If I had a current intern I would tell her to call that number until someone picked up.
I could write a treatise on the things that are fundamentally flawed with PA’s DPW.
/This has been a work inspired rant/
Five months ago I was bored out of my mind at work. Then I started a new position while taking on a separate additional responsibility and maintaining another (street outreach, womp womp) and now I am busy all the time and never bored.
So that is mostly why this blog hasn’t been updated. The other reason is books.
Maybe this will change.
World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Places
Italian product manager and web designer Francesco Mugnai recently added a collection of images to his blog touting some of the most beautiful images of abandoned spots and modern ruins that he’d ever seen. The images Mugnai has captured come from empty castles, shuttered power plants, and dilapidated churches around the world. From a sunken yacht in Antarctica to a forever-closed amusement park in Japan, these images all make up a sort of anti-phoenix; rather than rising as new from the ashes, these husks remain preserved in decomposition, forcing viewers to confront the strange beauty of ruination.