MLK Breakfast is still a ways off but preparations have begun. A keeper?
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Wise words indeed.
If you need an extra dose of artistic inspiration, check out novelist Young-ha Kim’s brilliant (and encouraging) TEDxSeoul talk — Be an artist, right now! It’ll get your creative juices going and remind you to tone down your inner critic and just create.
Definitely worth a read. The fate of all of those in Florida just may rely on the health of this one river.
Thunder Mountain Indian Monument, built by Chief Rolling Mountain Thunder and assistants, 1968-1983, Imlay, Nevada
This eco-art architectural complex was built as a monument to the suffering and plight of American Indians at the hands of “white invaders,” as the landmark’s informational panels explain. About two hundred sculptures of Indians from all tribes and of all ages and status adorn the buildings; everything was made from concrete and discarded “white man’s junk” as a comment on the Indian genocide and world pollution. One encounters railroad ties, typewriters, cars and parts, highway barriers, dolls, license plates, and glass bottles, among countless other items. In 1983, several of the buildings were destroyed or damaged due to arson, thus today one sees only a remnant of the hostel, Indian school, cabins, workshop, bathhouse, and sweat house that once completed the site. Still visible as prominent landmarks along highway 80 are the monument and the chicken and round houses.
A curious and overlooked work of art that is well worth a visit and extended contemplation, regardless of one’s views or ideas about history.
I understand but I don’t need ten seconds.
Researchers say that “immediate protection” is required for the waters around the remote Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific, home to one of the world’s rarest and most valuable collections of marine species.
The waters have “unique global value that is irreplaceable” says the report, from an international team of scientists. They’ve carried out the first underwater surveys of the deep and shallow waters around the islands, best known for their connection to the mutiny on the Royal Navy ship, Bounty, in the 18th century. Some of the mutineers settled on Pitcairn and around 50 of their descendents still live there, governed as a British o The four islands in the group lie halfway between New Zealand and South America. They are said to be further from a continent than any other inhabited island. The extremely remote location has prevented prior scientific exploration of the unsullied waters. “It is a treasure trove of marine species,” Dr Enric Sala told BBC News. “People know about the mutiny on the Bounty but the true bounty of the Pitcairn’s is underwater.” The scientists found healthy coral reefs and an abundance of fish, around half of them not found anywhere else in the world. (via BBC News - ‘Immediate protection’ needed for Pitcairn’s marine bounty)