The Thames - Summer Morning near Maidenhead - Alfred de Breanski Jr
Henri Matisse - Stilleben mit Geranien, 1910 at Pinakothek der Moderne Munich Germany (by mbell1975)
Francesco Hayez - The Kiss (Il Bacio), 1859 at Pinacoteca di Brera Milan Italy (by mbell1975)
Felix Vallotton - Blossoming Field, 1912 at Kunstmuseum Winterthur Switzerland (by mbell1975)
1. An optimist.
3. Work with large computer systems.
4. Currently reading The Stonemason by Cormac McCarthy.
5. Would rather the road less taken.
6. My dog enjoys both tennis balls and ice cream.
7. Enjoy woodworking.
9. Enjoy movies, but not much TV.
10. I’ll go anywhere and do anything.
We’re living in an economy where productivity is no longer the goal, employment is. That’s because, on a very fundamental level, we have pretty much everything we need. America is productive enough that it could probably shelter, feed, educate, and even provide health care for its entire population with just a fraction of us actually working.
According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, there is enough food produced to provide everyone in the world with 2,720 kilocalories per person per day. And that’s even after America disposes of thousands of tons of crop and dairy just to keep market prices high. Meanwhile, American banks overloaded with foreclosed properties are demolishing vacant dwellings to get the empty houses off their books.
Our problem is not that we don’t have enough stuff — it’s that we don’t have enough ways for people to work and prove that they deserve this stuff.
Vincent van Gogh, Pine Trees in the Fen, 1884
Emily Carr - The Little Pine, 1931 at Vancouver Art Gallery - British Columbia Canada (by mbell1975)
The Approaching Storm
James E. Buttersworth