Times are not good here September 7, 2006Posted by The Typist in Uncategorized.
“Times are not good here. The city is crumbling into ashes. It has been buried under a lava flood of taxes and frauds and maladministrations so that it has become only a study for archaeologists. Its condition is so bad that when I write about it, as I intend to do soon, nobody will believe I am telling the truth. But it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio.”
— Lafcadio Hearn, nineteenth century author and observer of Creole culture.