April 24 – DAY NINE OF MY BLACK EYE

National Parks 2050: Yellowstone

HAPPY WEEK – AFTER – EARTH DAY!

Hannah Rothstein’s new project, National Parks 2050, illustrates what the National Parks will look like if we continue to allow the effects of climate change. Also, 1100 desert tortoises were airlifted by the marines and Szenja the polar bear died after Sea World separated her from her polar bear partner of twenty years, Snowflake.

“And we were the land’s because we were eating and the land let some of us eat. And we were the ground because we eat and the ground let some among us eat. And yet the land was never some of ours. But the ground was never sure with us. Is never some of ours. Be never certain with us. Never will be rightly some of ours. Be correctly never certain with us. Never to be owned. Never to be had. And the land’s green is the land’s owning of us. And the green of the ground is the possession of the ground of us.” – Juliana Spahr, “Some of We And The Land That Was Never Ours”
WOMEN ARE EVERYTHING
CHANGING TIMES, TOP FIVE
  1. The ‘retail apocalpyse’ and how it shows which workers matter in Trump’s America
  2. Changing with the times so you don’t get left behind in Janesville, Wisconsin.
  3. “Like staycations and minimalism, vanlife is an attempt to aestheticize and romanticize the precariousness of contemporary life.”
  4. Aaron Wojack’s powerful portraits of people at the protests that have marked 2017 so far.
  5. How, and why, humans decided it was important to be happy.

El Hombre
by William Carlos Williams

It’s a strange courage
you give me ancient star:

shine alone in the sunrise
toward which you lend no part!

Shine on, lovelies,
Mo

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