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Still Point Arts Quarterly features work of Richard Reep

[caption id="attachment_1246" align="alignright" width="302" caption="Andarko Home Operations"][/caption] Many thanks to Christine Cote and Shanti Arts for sharing Global Cooling in the Still Point Quarterly VII.  The work she is featuring in this upcoming publication is part of a larger and more complex series of storylines about the Global Cooling future.
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Property values

Winter Park residents should be suspicious of rhetoric claiming that historic preservation is taking away their property rights, because in reality those shrill voices claiming "property rights" are actually threatening all of us.
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Cement works update

Many of you have been asking about new cement works.  Here is a snapshot of some upcoming pieces that are in progress.
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Mythic 20th century machinery reinhabits our imagination

Opening April 23, 2015 CANVS 101 S. Garland Orlando, Florida Whether we truly can achieve sustainability with better technology, or are simply playing a fool’s game while we deplete the earth’s resources, increase waste, collapse biodiversity, and reduce equity with other species, remains to be judged by future generations.
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Zombie Architecture

[caption id="attachment_1508" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Brick zombie"][/caption] If the curse of the 1960s was dingbats - those faceless apartment buildings stuffed onto small lots - the curse of this new era of false prosperity is something I call zombie architecture.  Massive facades with empty windows facing the street characterize these homes, and perhaps also the inhabitants within.
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Still, no sign of land…

After exhausting the local libraries for Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsburg, Bowles, et al, an immersion into American fiction and poetry of the 1940s and 1950s has made newer fiction particularly bland.  I've tried newer stuff - novels that have won all sorts of awards - and find them to be soupy, warmed-up oatmeal compared to what was going on right after World War 2.  In 21st century America, our anxieties and fears have made our stomachs so twitchy that soupy, warmed-up oatmeal may be the only thing we can really digest anymore.