History and Famous Quotes: Why Bother?

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“That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended – civilizations are built up – excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and the cruel people to the top and … Read More

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Gutterballs: I Warned You Not to Bowl Tonight

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A Film by Alastair Gamble Review by Jerimiah Anderson White Douglas ver the past several years horror movie aficionados and gore hounds alike have been treated to a resurgence in the “slasher” film, which comes much needed after the dry … Read More

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The Chinese Fire Drill

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”The Meek shall inherit the Earth. But not before the Arrogant burn it to a crisp.” HOW SOCIETY SOLVES ITS PROBLEMS By Allen Sands Image (above) from Vimeo nstead of treatment; education; mercy and empathy, we get more laws; penalties; … Read More

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ORLANDO: The Social Entropy of Gun Violence

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“The events of 9/11 altered the paradigms of reason immediately after the attack. The first bit of advice coming from the establishment was to go shopping. Go to the malls, spend money, have dinner and catch a movie!” ORLANDO: IF … Read More

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Traditional Floor Plan Expands

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“A new floor plan must be evaluated carefully to put the space where it’s needed. Equally important is to keep the rooms/spaces in the right proportions. Thirdly, the addition(s) should not be obviously an addition. It must appear to have been a … Read More

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Jason Wyman: Redefining Community Through the Arts

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“The self does not reside solely; rather it exists in relation to community. Artistry is a unique combustion of talent, observance, mastery, repetition and luck.” REDEFINING COMMUNITY OUTREACH AS COMMUNITY ‘IN’ REACH By EJ Wickes s an educator Jason Wyman … Read More

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The Meme: More Powerful Than a Locomotive

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“What does the warrior do when he can find no way out?” “He goes deeper in.” By Allen Sands ut it wasn’t supposed to be a battle, it was supposed to be the peace talks. And still, it turned into … Read More

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Misery and the Marines: Invaluable to the Artist

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“The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.” By EJ Wickes hen I was in second … Read More

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Glenn Brown: Metamodernism and the Art of the Transhuman

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“DeepDream is a computer vision program created by Google which uses a convolutional neural network to find and enhance patterns in images via algorithmic pareidolia, thus creating a dreamlike hallucinogenic appearance in the deliberately over-processed images.” – Wikipedia s the human mind and body evolve, converging on new thresholds of technology … Read More

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How to Improve a House with a Bad Addition

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“While reviewing a house for improvement, I often get the question “What were they thinking when they did this?” By Marcia Lyon Image (above) from theduttonfamily.com HOW TO AVOID BUILDING A BAD ADDITION hile reviewing a house for improvement, I … Read More

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Bonne Finken: Not Your Typical “Girl Next Door”

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“Finken brings back some of what I miss from 1966: popular music that isn’t just calculated, forgettable radio fodder that will wear out in a few months. Fairy Tales/Love Affairs has a commercial sheen and pop accessibility without sacrificing substance.” – Kent … Read More

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Zombie Lake: 80’s Euro Sleaze Revisited

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“No, no my friend ‘Zombie Lake’ makes even the most bizarre and inept Argento, Bava, or Lenzi film look like Citizen Kane, it is that ridiculous.” Review by Jerimiah Anderson White-Douglas he 1981 film Zombie Lake has somewhat of a sordid … Read More

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The Skills Gap Myth: Standardized Testing and the Economy

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“Americans are ill equipped with the skills for the technological demands of the 21st Century.” – Conventional Wisdom By Damien Rush Video with Richard Rothstein ducation and economics go hand and hand. Skills are taught and learned in preparation for an … Read More

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The Holy Trinity of the Social Art Construct

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“The History of every major Galactic Civilization tends to pass through three distinct and recognizable phases, those of Survival, Inquiry and Sophistication, otherwise known as the How, Why, and Where phases. For instance, the first phase is characterized by the … Read More

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Chain of Evidence and the Custody of Your Vote

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“Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge.” – Horace Mann By EJ Wickes kay, I’m anti-union and pro-right to work. BUT – that said – as a public servant we do not vote for … Read More

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Satyrus Jeering’s “The Nitch”: In Search of…Yourself

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“This illustrated prose is an adventure tail that travels far beyond its binding. The Nitch is a story about discovering your passion and purpose, with the help of a few very curious friends.” By Adrian Cross The Nitch (above), an … Read More

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