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Sustainable Refreshment

Given the feeling of helpless hopelessness as we watch what’s unraveling in Washington these days–with special dismay for what’s coming at the EPA– it is uplifting to read about innovative projects which mitigate pollution while also looking gorgeous. So, first we had green roofs and still they’re a long way from being “common”.  In Portland, … Continue reading

Amnesty’s Syria Report
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Amnesty’s Syria Report

Former detainee Omar al-Shogre before his arrest and shortly after his release from Saydnaya Military Prison in Syria. Courtesy of Amnesty International A picture tells all, reminiscent of extermination camp photos. No level of hyperbole can capture the shocking transformation from the vibrant young Syrian man with his shadow’s wraith who survived. He represents one among thousands–and … Continue reading

Walking on Water in Italy
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Walking on Water in Italy

Here’s one Christo project–this time in Italy– that I can say is intriguing and worth the always substantial investment by his wealthy patrons.  I’d love to see it but will at least enjoy the video. (sorry, link feature is malfunctioning) http://christojeanneclaude.net/projects/wrapped-reichstag?images=completed#.V2TAKbsrKpA Suggest a retrospective for comparisons! In 2005, he chose the color Saffron again, installing “The … Continue reading