I found this photo on my hard drive. It's one of my favorite images of Elgin Park. It evokes a scene from my past that never happened. Maybe that's the magic of the place.
Elgin Park was created by Michael Paul Smith, a modelmaker who died two years ago. Yes, these are models. If you want to see more of his amazing work, it's still up on his Flickr page.
Tom Lehrer has released almost all his song lyrics into the public domain. 😃
"I, Tom Lehrer, and the Tom Lehrer Trust 2000, hereby grant the following permission:
All the lyrics on this website, whether published or unpublished, copyrighted or uncopyrighted, may be downloaded and used in any manner whatsoever, without requiring any further permission from me or any payment to me or to anyone else."
Dear American friends and followers: health care enrollment - https://www.healthcare.gov/ - is now open and the deadline for it is December 15th. There hasn't been a major announcement from the U.S. Government about that because of course there hasn't and fuck you that's why, but if this matters to you at all I suspect it matters to you a lot. Please tell your friends, and don't sleep on this, this year of all years.
I don't normally ask for boosts, but they're welcome on that last toot. That image already means a lot to me. (Not as "high art" or anything so pretentious. It's just one of the most personal pieces I've ever done.)
I visited Badlands National Park in 2014. I had an overwhelming emotional reaction. I was awestruck by the stark, alien beauty. But as I stayed there over the next four days, the feelings of sorrow grew louder and stronger.
Sometimes I try to understand those perplexing emotions. Sometimes I try this via #art.
I think I have finally captured the emotion and the understanding in this piece.
(BTW, the text in the background is my great grandfather's Homesteading deed.)
An Ace crest, because not every tribe is defined by blood. The Latin translates "I'd rather have cake". #AceWeek
Symbolism explained 👇
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