Monday in Santa Fe

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An inch of snow overnight. Car battery dead and now re-charging.
On 24 October, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet’s history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.

Over 15,000 photos have been submitted so far! See them all on Flickr

Here is the fantastic photo Jennifer Esperanza took for Santa Fe.

Art as concept versus art as craft… here is an interesting new article:

What is Damien Hirst really up to? | Jonathan Jones
He can’t do that at all; can’t paint his way out of a paper bag. But don’t kid yourselves. It is not just Hirst who is implicated in this exposure. It is an entire idea of art that triumphed in the 1990s and still dominates our culture – an entire age of the readymade stands accused by its own creator of being a charade. No critic has even come close to the total dismissal of 21st-century art implied by Hirst’s turnabout.

This is rather interesting. Always nice when people realize the need for investment in ecology, education and social justice:

BBC NEWS | Europe | Rich Germans demand higher taxes
A group of rich Germans has launched a petition calling for the government to make wealthy people pay higher taxes.

The group say they have more money than they need, and the extra revenue could fund economic and social programmes to aid Germany’s economic recovery.


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