I loved this post: This is Not a Test — Wish I Were Here

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My life is not much different now, except that I’m not working. I’ve always spent most of my free time in solitude. In Nature. The only true authority over me. The poison broadcasted over the airwaves has no power here. Messages are carried in the wind, in birdsong, in the river’s defiant flow. The wind. […]

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Shout Out To First Responders — Brothers’ Campfire

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Hello Friends! I was on my way home lastand saw a fire in the distance on the road. As I approached, a fire truck and state patrol vehicles were responding to a truck fire. My windows are dirty from travel.A firefighter quickly put out the fire as I waited at the light. I was unable…

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Australia Burning — Murray Foote – insight and photos from the smoke.

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12 September 2019 to 5 January 2020, Canberra, ACT . The first part of this post is images taken out the back of where I live in Canberra. The second part is images taken this morning in a very smoky Canberra. (If you are on a computer, click any image to see it larger). . […]

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Dumb Art Jokes – Part 2 — David McDonough’s Art Blog. Thought you might enjoy this!

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From the kinda cheesy to the kinda dirty, I love jokes. That said, here are a few art related ones I recently came across in a quick web search. Mostly cheesy. . ABOVE: Richard Prince, I Changed My Name, 1988, acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 56 x 78.5 inches —— Q: What does a momma […]

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Preserving public art in a city of earthquakes — thinking city

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Mexico City’s public art is an integral part of the city’s identity and history. But in a country prone to devastating earthquakes, what is the fate of these creative monuments, asks Martha Pskowski – and is meaningful preservation possible? Mexico City is a bastion of public art in the Americas, with murals, mosaics and monuments lining its […]

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The conservation lesson of dolphins who walked on their tails — Anthropocene

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Late in 1987, a young female Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphin was found trapped in a harbor of the Port River estuary near Adelaide, Australia. Nicknamed Billie, she was rescued and, prior to her release, lived for several weeks at a nearby dolphinarium; though kept separate from the captives, she had a chance to watch them perform.…

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Climate change is emptying the desert of birds — Anthropocene

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Wildfires north of the Arctic Circle, a “fire tornado” in California, and heat records busted across wide swaths of the globe: the extremes of 2018 have given rise to headlines proclaiming that climate change has arrived. But for birds living in the Mojave Desert of southern California and Nevada, climate change has already been here…

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