Today's photo features an administrative building of the Guilford County Schools, the Washington Street Annex. It is the old, three-story, red-brick building in front of the new, large 100+ million dollar jail. We would like to think that parents and teachers could educate and inspire teenagers and young adults in a way that would steer them away from the jail house. Hard as everyone tries and as much as everyone spends, many people find themselves doing time. For sure, neither the school nor the jail has an issue with occupancy and it seems so ironic that the instituions have s a bird's eye-view each other. We wish we could appropriate more money for schools and less for the jail.
We saw this image on Sunday when we were walking to the greenway event, trying to figure out what we would post this week. Reading Ed Cone's blog yesterday, we even began wondering just how long we can sustain a daily photo site. While we haven't put an end date on this community service effort, we like fellow blogger Ed Cone's notion of putting an anticipated expiration date on a blog; however we share Cone's other sentiment regarding blogging: we like it, and we think it serves a purpose.... sometimes. Finally, just when we can't imagine what on earth we are going to publish the next day, we stumble on a view like the one above that helps us see our city from a new perspective.