It was a strange time to begin taking notes, he thought. The Gilded Age had ended. No more fancy parties, extravagant outings and celebratory galas. A Great Depression had descended upon us, and gloom and despair and suffering had emerged as background sounds to the mundane activities of everyday life. What types of observations will he make in this period? Stay tuned and find out how our mild mannered sociologist grapples with the events of his times, musing on the shaking of the very foundations of global capitalism, as well as the blank stares of passersby on State Street.
October 21, 2008