Wrestled from Restless thoughts left on Postit Notes..To live here in america, (in various formats and platforms) we keep on watching the badgood tv movie of ourselves unfold. We sift through the clutter and try to make sense of (at least ) our own lives. We try to know where to put everything old, new, and vastly inbetween. In our relationships, our identities, our social interweavings, our communities, our country.
Last week it caught her eye, an article with this headline: "U.S. Mint testing new metals to make coins cheaper: http://www.mercedsunstar.com. Come to find out, it costs more than two cents to make a penny and more than 11 cents to produce and distribute a nickel. "The quandary is how to make coins more cheaply without sparing our change's quality and durability, or altering its size and appearance." There is a 400 page report describing two years of trial and error recipes, concluding that none of them met the ideal.
|"nonsense dies" used to practice. ie Martha Washington wearing that hat|
2 cents. Well, she's ranting again! Now stop that. Phew!
Insert soothing interlude with cucumber slices over eyelidsAs a form of radical activity, in honor of our image-celebrating tradition, we are now going to have a year-end collection of some faves from our correspondents during the 2012 earth rotation, blogging season:
|from Michelle Aranda's Nevada City series: http://artranger.blogspot.com/2012_04_01_archive.html|
This one from Richard Piscuscas
|from Los Angeles|
|Who ya gonna call? (from down south somewhere)|
And so have yourselves a sweet new year while simply acknowledging what you are looking at: