There has been a few solicitors in the Emmerson-Garfield neighborhood. I think they are staking out homes. One is a very average, un-althletic man asking for donations for his soccer team to go to Ireland. White male, about 6 ft, dirty blond hair and a lazy eye. About an hour later, a black man with salted hair and beard was inquiring about home security. He had no badge, did not represent his company, just inquired of our situation. He was wearing a carhart hoodie, jeans, and dirty white shoes. Please send out a post to be watching out for these guys!Inquiring about home security. Much more efficient than 'casing the joint' by careful observation! Fortunately the provider of this news DID practice careful observation. Those are useful descriptions.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.