The Construction Workers of San Francisco, 2018

A Labor Day Tribute

Construction workers doing road repairs in San Francisco
Sharing a joke

Here are a few of the people who build the towers and repair the roads.

A San Francisco Construction worker stands in the back of his truck.
Standing in the Truck
A construction working on the corner of Hayes and Fillmore
Hayes and Fillmore
A San Francisco construction worker directs traffic
Directing Traffic
Two construction workers building a roof
On the roof
a Construction working mounting a scaffold
Fillmore at Haight
Construction workers on a scaffold, one eats a candy bar
Break Time
Two San Francisco construction workers peer into a manhole
Looking into the hole
A San Francisco Construction worker on a site
In the Frame
Theree San Francisco Constrruction workers at Fillmore and Haight
Street repairs

 

A Panoramic view of the San Francisco skuline with a crane in the centger
The San Francisco Skyline, 2014

(c) Rob Goldstein 2018

The Construction Workers of 2016

Something to Think About …. “✊🏽 #TakeAKnee …. Don’t Forget Why the Protest Began ✊🏽 …. “!!

Trump took two knees in Helsinki.

It Is What It Is

~Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee~

RESPECTFUL GESTURE

Sept. 25, 2017

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A few weeks later, during preseason, my teammate Colin Kaepernick chose to sit on the bench during the national anthem to protest police brutality. To be honest, I didn’t notice at the…

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Remember #PuertoRico

It Is What It Is

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Religion: Reflections on Matthew 23

I was raised in the Orthodox and Reformed traditions of Judaism.

My Father was an Orthodox Jew when I was born and changed to

Reformed Judaism when I was older.

I had my Bar Mitzvah ceremony at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue.

The Rabbi at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue placed more emphasis
on action in the World over ritual in the Temple.

More pointedly, he taught that mercy is the heart of the law and the soul of faith.

Judaism informs my faith as a Christian.

Jesus said that he was the light of the World, which suggests the
world he entered lived in spiritual darkness.

The light of the world is the light of mercy and justice.

Mercy requires us to use our minds to know our souls and to know the
sufferings of another.

If each of us truly felt the horror of waking up to your city in flames, we would have no deadly shock and awe campaigns.

God chose to live among the people who barely survived at the bottom
of a merciless class system.

Why?

That question is as profound as the mystery of faith.

I believe in an imperfect God in a perfect universe that is still evolving
to become more perfect.

People of faith know that dogma and rhetoric are meaningless
word games.

Winning a war of lies is not the same as acting on faith.

We cannot justify hunger and deprivation when we have plenty.

Faith is quiet.

Faith is humble.

Faith gives freely and expects nothing in return.

Faith heals.

Our wounded world needs Faith, not dogma.

Our wounded souls need compassion, not angry politics.

Our suffering children need food and shelter, not guns for racist
vigilantes and tax cuts for a corrupt élite.

Faith transcends all religions and all political dogma.

In faith, we are one people; this includes the atheist.

Faith does not need belief in a God.

Acting on faith is as simple as bringing a meal to a hungry child, to
nourish what is human in that child.

Faith does not need to control the minds and bodies of other people.

True faith sets everyone free.

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Rob Goldstein 2018

First posted 2015

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