Friday, October 26, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Interesting news items and opinions this week

"Right wing media isn't happy that women are protesting."
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/right-wing-media-isnt-happy-that-women-are-out-there-protesting_us_5bbe026be4b0876edaa4504c?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067&__twitter_impression=true

"Americans don't like political correctness"---but an interesting breakdown of different political and social views of different demographics.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/large-majorities-dislike-political-correctness/572581/

"The threat of tribalism" upon the constitution and democracy
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/10/the-threat-of-tribalism/568342/

"Georgia's GOP secretary of state (who's also running for governor) is preventing thousands of black residents from registering to vote"
https://theguardiansofdemocracy.com/georgias-gop-secretary-state-preventing-thousands-black-residents-registering-vote-also-running-governor/

"Nearly all states slashed college funding over the last decade"
https://www.educationdive.com/news/nearly-all-states-slashed-college-funding-over-last-decade/538941/

Too late now, but the Washington Post had urged a No vote on the Kavanaugh confirmation.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/vote-no-on-kavanaugh/2018/10/04/23495e3a-c7f3-11e8-b1ed-1d2d65b86d0c_story.html?utm_term=.83e783f15ea7

A potentially positive outlook on climate change
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/10/10/dont-panic-over-intergovernmental-panel-climate-change-report-editorials-debates/1595137002/

North Dakota court makes it harder for many Native Americans to vote
https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/10/supreme-court-makes-it-harder-for-tribal-north-dakotans-to-vote/

Deported parents may lose children to adoption
https://apnews.com/97b06cede0c149c492bf25a48cb6c26f

Chief Justice Roberts orders an ethics investigation about Kavanaugh:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2018/10/11/chief-justice-roberts-requests-tenth-circuit-to-investigate-kavanaugh-ethics-questions/?utm_source=FACEBOOK&utm_medium=social&utm_term=Valerie%2F#451db44b1877







Sunday, October 7, 2018

Landscape: Frederic Edwin Church

I'm doing some research on the art of F. E. Church---and I keep forgetting where I found these two sources online. So I'm posting them here!

https://www.nga.gov/content/dam/ngaweb/research/publications/pdfs/frederic-edwin-church.pdf

http://www.brucebyersconsulting.com/the-art-of-ecology-a-pilgrimage-to-the-heart-of-the-andes/


Church, "The Heart of the Andes" (1859), Metropolitan Museum of Art. Copied under fair use principles.

Two Views from Women about the Kavanaugh Hearings

If anyone wants a chance to read two views of women's responses to the Kavanaugh hearings, these two articles provide a fascinating comparison.  

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/kavanaugh-confirmed-time-burn-down-201700261.html?soc_src=community 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/10/conservative-women-kavanaugh-ford/572023/

Personally, I'm on the side of the women of the first article, who seek change for women and a greater seriousness toward issues of assault, etc. The investigation of Mr. Kavanaugh was so short and rushed---especially compared to how exhaustively the GOP leaders went after the Clintons---and you could conclude that Mr. Kavanaugh did not get the benefit of a thorough conclusion because of it. And to see advocacy toward women in the words and actions of the president and many GOP leaders in Congress, is something I just can't see.







Monday, September 24, 2018

Landscape: Su Blackwell

From Twitter this evening:

#WOMENSART
‏@womensart1
21h21 hours ago
More Nature in Britain, 2012 by Su Blackwell, artist who creates paper art out of old books, often based on fairytale and the environment #womensart


(copied under fair use principles)