Third days fell by the wayside. The gallery was very small. As we stood there waiting for the word to let the hounds go, I could see the smoke curling from the chimney of a farmhouse. Al Gore winning the popular vote, but you got 2.7 percent, nearly three million votes, in 2000. Then Florida, Florida, Florida. As you remember, George Bush won Florida by 537 votes.
“It is very moving. In my view, Dr. King was one of the great leaders in the history of our country. I can’t let the year end without taking note of a new coloring book yes, a coloring book titled Legends of the Lower East Side. It’s a collaboration of the artists Troy Harris, Orlando Bonilla and the unstoppable documentarian Clayton Patterson. The book features their confederates in nonconformity, artistry, community activism, and “colorfulness.” If the International Herbert Marcuse Society were to give a Great Refusal prize to honor colorful outsiders, Patterson should get it.
By late afternoon, it was time to find a campsite. Henry was getting pretty tired paddling and scraping that heavy aluminum canoe down the river! With all the flood damage there was plenty of firewood available, but it took a while to find the perfect gravel bar that wasn full of large rocks. I paddled ahead and scouted several options.
There was no dissection of MoMA much disputed recent claim (shot down by two economists in The Wall Street Journal) that it accounts for $2 billion of economic activity annually in New York City. Government and a Jewish family over a painting once owned by that family that was looted by the Nazis in 1939 and loaned to MoMA by an Austrian collector. When the family spotted the painting on the wall of MoMA (on loan) in late 1997, MoMA sought to return it to Austria, rather than keep the stolen work in the US for investigation and eventual return.
The fabric is polyester “swiss voile” curtaining. I happened to pick up a few metres at a stash clearing market, left over from someone else curtain manufacture. Yay for not buying new synthetic fabric, and preventing some from going to landfill. The floors of these homes were paved with ‘ili’ili (rounded basalt pebbles); woven lauhala mats were laid over the paving. The marine shell on the floor was from the meals eaten there.6) Lua ahi (fire pit): Similar to an imu or earthen oven, food was cooked in these pits.7) Papamu: The game of konane (checkers) was played on this stone board.8) Rock Shelter: At various times, rock shelters were used for habitation and protection fron the wind and rain. The early settlers probably lived in such shelters before building their thatched hale..