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architecture for peanuts

Among the signs of a slumped economy, count John Morefield's.

There it sits among the produce and fish, amid sellers of honey and jewelry and pastry in the Ballard Sunday farmers market. Simple and unadorned, it reads like a wry joke -- except maybe to anxious students in the University of Washington's Gould Hall:

Architecture 5ยข.

This what it's come to, John? Going to parade down Market Street in sandwich boards later? "I'm serious," Morefield said, laughing when asked about his booth, which has appeared two weeks in a row at the open-air street market in old Ballard. "I'm here to answer questions. And I do charge a nickel. I've made a dollar today so far."

(see the full story @ seattlepi.com)

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