Sunday, September 14, 2014

Isaac's Garden Toolshed

More local talent: Artist Marnie Jeffers painted the amazing undersea creatures adorning the sturdy toolshed that her husband David designed and built. This is all at Isaac's Garden in Northeast Neighborhood.

"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."


A prophet is without honor in her own land

Angry Letters to the One Member of Congress Who Voted Against the War on Terror -

"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

Tom Toles goes green - The Washington Post [feedly]

The wittiest and most incisive cartoonist going.  A bittersweet collection, proving you can laugh at impending (self-inflicted) doom.

Tom Toles goes green - The Washington Post
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"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

Sunday 9/21 2 p.m. - Party at the Eco-Ball

Insightful -- Ferguson Falls Apart

An interesting contrast

It's really interesting to see City of Salem kowtow to the "nonprofit" Salem Hospital over the hospital's demand to destroy the last standing piece of the state School for the Blind, the charming Howard Hall.

Compare the city officials' contempt for Salem history (the same contempt that brought us an ugly parking lot where the old city hall was) with the money being spent on a far less historically important structure at the train station.

This is not criticizing the baggage depot project, which is worthy. This is only to point out that demolishing Howard Hall -- for even more parking -- is a reckless, thoughtless act of official vandalism. Doing so while saving and restoring that baggage depot only underscores the point.

In 2001, the Taliban destroyed the Buddhas of Bamiyan and the world recoiled.  In Salem, the Sprawl Talibanis are equally zealous and happy to sacrifice our historical treasures for more sprawl furnishings.