The Greyhound Diaries Project Takes A Look At The Forgotten America

The Greyhound Diaries is a first hand account of the travels of Doug Levitt across America by way of Greyhound line buses. Published as a book, the Greyhound Diaries is a journal of what Doug Levitt experienced during his travel by bus across forgotten towns, rural communities and large cities in the United States. Included in the Greyhound Diaries are conversations that Doug had with fellow travelers on the Greyhound buses and the sights and sounds he saw while crisscrossing the nation.

 

Doug Levitt said that he was inspired to undertake the journey after he came back from a spell of reporting abroad as a foreign correspondent. The global economy was beginning to enter a recession and Doug Levitt wanted to see for himself the suffering and effects of the economic downturn on people all across the nation. Doug also wanted to travel and partake in an adventure. It would be an adventure that was totally different that any one he had experienced so far in his middle class upbringing and professional career.

 

Looking back at the Great Depression and the Works Progress Administration, Doug gleaned inspiration for his Greyhound Diaries adventure from the artists who were hired to cover the struggles and daily life of American during the Great Depression. Doug would be just like these artists. Although, he would be covering a different period. It would be the great recession and the years leading up to it that he would be covering. Doug’s medium would be words, photographs and later on music.

 

The culmination of all of the travels, that span over a decade is the book called the Greyhound Diaries. Doug Levitt has also produced a music album called the Greyhound Diaries LP which describe what Doug Levitt has experienced on his travels throughout the country through music. Mr. Levitt has even began touring various theaters in the country to speak on his journey and perform the songs he composed.

 

Doug Levitt was born in Washington D.C. and raised in an affluent middle class family. After completing college, Mr. Levitt went on to become a news reporter and then a foreign correspondent for several news organizations before coming home and starting his Greyhound Diaries project.

Sam Tabar’s Career as an Attorney and a Capital Strategist

The PRNewswire recently wrote an article about Sam Tabar, a man who has made quite the name for himself as a lawyer and a great business person. Sam Tabar is a prominent attorney and a capital strategist based in New York City. Before settling in business development and capital strategy, Sam practiced his law career as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher and Flom LLP.

Tabar is popularly known for going against all odds to achieve great milestones after starting his career in the legal field. Sam has been reported to be at his best when working as both an attorney and a capital strategist. He is known to work extra hard to meet his clients’ expectations.

Sam’s current place of work is in New York City where he works at FullCycle Fund. His extraordinary skills and talents have provided him with plenty of job opportunities. He became employed at Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher and Flom LLP majorly due to his skills as an attorney and a capital strategist. During his tenure at the law firm, Sam used to carry out a range of activities including counseling clients on the hedge fund structure, investment management agreements, and employment issues among other roles. By the time he left the law firm in 2004, he had escalated it to greater heights regarding business development.

After leaving his law career, Sam joined Sparx Group/ PMA Investment Advisors in 2004. He was given the position of the company’s counsel before being promoted later to act as the Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development. While at PMA Investment Advisors, Tabar was in charge of a two billion U.S Dollar hedge fund. He managed all the sectors of the global marketing together with investor relations under the hedge fund. He used his experience and skills to help the Investment Advisors Group to flourish.

Tabar then moved to work for the Bank of America Merrill Lynch after leaving the PMA Investment Advisors. He decided it was time to take his career to greater heights. Tabar served as the Director and Head of Capital Strategy while working at the Bank of America. He used to work with the Asia-Pacific Region during his tenure at the Bank of America.