One of those amusing moments in the buyer’s office when one of us is ordering circular saw blades, another is ordering bottles of stage blood, and the third is ordering canning jars.
A film by Sergey Stefanovich. A journey through Duncan Fallowell’s library which has spilled over into every available space and become an art installation in its own right. With the writer talking.
Chris Hedges: The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies (VIDEO) - Chris Hedges - Truthdig
"To emotionally accept impending disaster, to attain the gut-level understanding that the power elite will not respond rationally to the devastation of the ecosystem, is as difficult to accept as our own mortality. The most daunting existential struggle of our time is to ingest this awful truth—intellectually and emotionally—and rise up to resist the forces that are destroying us."
Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported, and they warned that the problem was likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control.
The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that periodically summarizes climate science, concluded that ice caps are melting, sea ice in the Arctic is collapsing, water supplies are coming under stress, heat waves and heavy rains are intensifying, coral reefs are dying, and fish and many other creatures are migrating toward the poles or in some cases going extinct.
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Some of the things I’ve been working on today: an Ethiopian silver cross pendant with drilled details and a garnet cabochon, a Balinese silver ring set with carnelian that is kind of a failed experiment, a faceted white topaz lotus ring for Dollism, a quatrefoil ring set with a blue sapphire for future auction, and an iolite collar for MSD that is finally almost finished after the third tear down and rebuild.
I had hoped to paint dolls today, but instead I drank a lot of tea, bombed my CalTech practice test, and made some jewelry.