As Congress debates D.C.’s building-height restrictions, we asked four illustrators to imagine what the city would be like if developers could build right up into the clouds.
Chris Tidmarsh graduated from Hope College with a degree in chemistry and environmental studies. He got a job in environmental research but lost it shortly after and moved back home.
"Clearly, he needed a different path to apply his talents in the world of work," said his mother Jan Pilarski. Chris has autism.
"Nearly all of his peers with autism were chronically unemployed despite having post-secondary degrees," Pilarski wrote recently. “Our world seemed small and bleak. I didn’t have much hope to change the minds of potential employers to help Chris get a job. On the other hand, I saw an opportunity to be entrepreneurial about the staggering 90 percent unemployment rate confronting people with autism.”
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Capitol Christmas tree with the Washington Monument
Abandoned shed in Lake Paroho, South Korea.
Contributed by Gilson Lee.
All of my ornament making over the last couple of weeks has paid off in the form of a beautiful white and silver adorned blue spruce! Look at how relieved L is to have found the perfect one / to be finished trotting around the acres of trees.
And my coat needs a trip to the dry cleaners. Note to self: do not wear your nice pea coat when you’re going to lay in the dirt to cut down a tree.