Working to Keep the World Round
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the Weather Report

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.
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.
… 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.
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.
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.