The Annual Winter Welcome

Earlier today Meena the Cat spent the morning looking east through the canyon wondering just when the storm would arrive.
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I went for a walk about along the river trails. I was all alone. It was beautiful just before the storm.
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It arrived in a rush with 30+knot winds out of the canyon, blowing snow-rain and the temperature dropping lower and lower.
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On the western coast

Earlier this month I attended the annual #nacis North American Cartographic and Information Society meeting in Tacoma, Wash. Driving west, and suddenly dropping down off the plateau …. and crossing the River Columbia.
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Conferences are more about the friends and professional contacts and less about the talks. I’m sure mine was equally as uninteresting as many. As usual my map “The Gate” was more or less ignored, unseen I imagine because it is not perceived to be a map. Show up, vote, speak, make yourself visible, speak on behalf of all beings.
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… a delightful fun run took us along the waterfront. It is really amazing how one becomes invisible as one gets older. I felt so on this run.
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What a boring map, another in the endless objectification of the livingness of the world. Here in Tacoma the goddess of commerce asserts her presence.
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The old Union Station (home to 49 trains daily in its heyday) train depot, now the court house, has a beautiful display of Dale Chihuly glass. It was the only place I could see works of art aside from the hotel because of the cost of admission. In keeping with commerce being a goddess I guess.
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In the late 60s-early 70s I passed through this depot on the North Coast Limited from points east …. not anymore.
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Edition :: The Gate

North American Cartographic & Information Society #NACIS2019 Conference Map Gallery share.
The Gate at The Crossing at El Coyote on the Vamori Wash to Many Dogs Place”. Crumpled and rolled Kitakata Kozo 39in. by 12ft. Inked string and letterpress. Location USA (Arizona)-Mexican (Sonoran) border North 31˚ 33’ 31” West 111˚ 46’ 57”. Source Materials LOC Border imagery, USGS historical 15min Quards, 7.5 min Quad (AZ_San Miguel_313248_1996_24000), USGS 100K (AZ_Sells_315301_1994_100000), Tohono Oʼodham Nation histories, territory and conflicts.
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This Happens

This is what happens when you use your body … it wears out. And the community, the generous and amazing community of health professionals (I refer NOT to the CEOs and corporations) who are present to care and put me back together so I can keep making noise and rattling into the silence of inaction.
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On The Press :: ER! OIKOS Coasters

Household of the Earth, Earth Economics. If it is economic it is ecological. If it is ecological it is economic. ECO=OIKOS.
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On The Press :: OIKOS Coasters

Household of the Earth, Earth Economics. If it is economic it is ecological. If it is ecological it is economic. ECO=OIKOS.IMG_2650 - 2019-10-08 at 08-42-23Orange-Red on one side.
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IMG_2662 - 2019-10-08 at 17-15-38Rubbing up the type to check kerning or lack thereof ….
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At the Saturday Market

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A garden volunteer.
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Judith and Katie from our CSA.
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… and the mushrooms.
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On The Press :: The Gate

“The Gate at The Crossing at El Coyote on the Vamori Wash to Many Dogs Place”
The Gate at The Crossing at El Coyote on the Vamori Wash to Many Dogs Place copy

On The Press :: The Gate

Location :: North 31˚ 33’ 31” West 111˚ 46’ 57”.
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Ink mixing.
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Inked string snapped on crumpled kobo. Testing letterpress matrices for ‘The Gate”. #2
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Notes.
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Matrix for “The Gate”.
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Inked string snapped on crumpled kobo.
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BILLIONAIRE BUDDIES

Koch and his oligarch friends suggested, through their surrogates and think tanks, that instead of a functioning democracy we should have a government both owned and run by them and their billionaire buddies.
And that’s largely what we have now, with the Trump administration. As former Labor Secretary Robert Reich recently tweeted,
“A corporate lawyer runs DOL, a pharma exec runs HHS, a coal lobbyist runs EPA, an oil lobbyist runs DOI, a Raytheon lobbyist runs DOD, a steel lobbyist is the US trade rep, and a banking exec runs USDT.” I’d add that a former Verizon lawyer runs the FCC, and midlevel positions across the federal government are now filled with lobbyists and lawyers from industry.
Thom Hartmann / Independent Media Institute
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Post-surgery, Meena-the-Cat takes a nap
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On the Press :: The Gate

Working on the edition “The Gate at The Crossing at El Coyote on the Vamori Wash to Many Dogs Place”
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LOC Border Imagery : San_Miguel AZ
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Inky String on crumpled kozo.
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