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It Is Up To The Individual To Decide To Work With Others For Shared Goals

Regular readers of the blog will know I often emphasize the fact that it is up to everyday people to do the work of freedom.

We are seeing this fact in full view with current events in Egypt, the middle east, and Wisconsin.

It is the responsibility of everyday people to fight back and make progress.

In Texas, as crippling budget cuts are planned for health and education, everyday people can flood the state capitol just as is going on in Wisconsin right now.

In the end, it is up to the individual to make the decision to work with others for shared goals.

You and the people who share your hopes for the future have the make the call to move ahead.

February 19, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

The World-Famous Houston Astrodome

It is hard to imagine that I have written this blog for nearly five years now without ever having run a picture of the world-famous Houston Astrodome.

This was the first domed stadium in the world.

Above you see the Astrodome from the vantage point of the Houston Metro light rail train facility.

The Astrodome is indeed still standing. At the moment, it is not used for anything. The building is owned by Harris County. There are ongoing debates about whether a new purpose should be found for the dome, or if it should be torn down.

Here is a June, 2010 Houston Chronicle story on various plans for the Astrodome.

Ballparksofbaseball.com has a history of the Astrodome and a short video about the stadium.

The Astrodome was opened in 1965.

I’m going to take some more pictures of the Astrodome soon and run them on the blog.

The Astrodome was once one of the most famous buildings in the world.

Though opened less than 50 years ago, the Astrodome may well be the most historically and culturally valuable building in Houston.

(Photo copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.)

February 19, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments