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Collage geométrico sin anestesia (Susana Blasco). Curso Online | Domestika




Balancing Act by The Little People Project Benefits South African Kids Affected by HIV/AIDS





Notes Toward a Poem on Self-Care...

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). 

​start with decisions — take a break from mirrors…
decide to stay in bed today and tomorrow… count
time only through midnights… isn’t there some voodoo
about being the middle child/ of a middle child?… you
should Google that… start humming… to broken
bones of electrical appliances… that
old CD player? yep you can fix it… take on do-it-
yourself projects — face cream, shelves, the perfect
guacamole, and a Home Alone arsenal just in case
a Joe Pesci-like villain tries to arrive… pretend
the varnish brush is a stag horn… who needs an app
for calm??… be greedy about breathing… be
greedy about breathing… avoid phone conversations
and relate only through yes and no texts or emails…
hey baby, can I be your Melanin Maid Marion? yes
… does _____ have a job? oh no girl… is your brother/
father/husband accounted for?… (silence)… yes…
if voice is required, realize that he/she/they can’t be
your Sun… trust what you can hold in the hand…
when we talk the body vibrates… aim for a dinosaur
roar when people least expect it… enjoy words like
Kilimanjaro and origami… write odes to the Do-rag,
… sonnets to the Soul Train line where you dance
in military-choreographed precision… so fresh
and so clean Outkast, take a look it’s in a book Reading
Rainbow  Jolly Ranchers, your mother’s kitchen
table… at any altitude remember that ink can hold
the right kind of memory…
Unknown. Hanging flower arrangement by a mirror, about 1865. Hand-colored albumen silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.

Ah August Series

You won't have to read a word all month (unless you want to.)

Ahhh AUGUST - Ahhhh COLLAGE! We're going to mix it up!

READ about why I love collage HERE


rabbits rabbits rabbits

it's the last day of July - say Rabbits Rabbits Rabbits


you think?

You Busy, too?

We don't have a picture of our little beaver family outside in the creek...they talk all night... what are they talking about? Help BOOM get some sleep!

The SERENE Shelburn Falls

popular movie location

I love rust

last Sunday in Shelburn Falls, Massachusetts - very serene

in the swarm

Wrestling with my addiction to and loathing of the Internet, I’ve been taking notes from In the Swarm, a pamphlet by Byung-Chul Han, a Korean-born German philosopher, published by MIT Press in April. 
“Sovereign is he who commands the shitstorms of the Net,” Han declares.

Sound timely? Han believes the Internet is “a narcissistic ego machine” that cashiers traditional democratic politics. Once upon a time, it may have been possible for rage to inspire the people of a nation into action, but that was because mass media, like radio, taught citizens how to surrender their individuality and become a people. Today, online, there is no collective soul but only a swarm of isolated individuals, through whom political indignation ripples like a wave—and dissipates. Some of Han’s aphorisms sound very translated from German—“The new man will finger instead of handling”—and he’s a bit too orphic for a pragmatist like me to take him without a grain of salt. But his pessimism feels salutary. —review by Caleb Crain (“Envoy”)

...Byung-Chul Han counters the cheerleaders for Twitter revolutions and Facebook activism by arguing that digital communication is in fact responsible for the disintegration of community and public space and is slowly eroding any possibility for real political action and meaningful political discourse. 

DEEP! BOOM! I am reading this summer!


bad joke?

Florida man –
>>Associated Press: "Authorities in Florida say they arrested a man who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money — a spectacle that he somehow thought would jump-start his career as a comedian." Naturally, "the FBI says 25-year-old Alexander Sperber is charged with bank robbery."

It's kind of like boob jail



A wise person once said to me "War makes money for some people (war-mongers) but those people aren't the ones fighting and dying..." Let that sink in.. we're talking military empire here folks. In the good ol' US, it seems the war-mongers are winning.

"The trillion-dollar national security budget" –> At TomDispatch,  (and also reprinted at our site) William Hartung writes, "you wouldn’t know it, based on the endless cries for more money coming from the military, politicians, and the president, but these are the best of times for the Pentagon. Spending on the Department of Defense alone is already well in excess of half a trillion dollars a year and counting. Adjusted for inflation, that means it’s higher than at the height of President Ronald Reagan’s massive buildup of the 1980s and is now nearing the post-World War II funding peak. And yet that’s barely half the story. There are hundreds of billions of dollars in 'defense' spending that aren’t even counted in the Pentagon budget."

it's real

Dracula saulii from Colombia- (The Mimicry Orchid) mirrors a simian face in it’s petals. This remarkable orchid grows in cloud forests on the side of mountains, at elevations of between 3,280 and 6,560 feet above sea level.

trippy Leckey

Inspired by the 90s rave scene, the artist has filled the Queens space with footage of sweaty nightclubs, trippy images and soundsystems blasting fart sounds

SWELL read: Mark Leckey: the raving artist goes large at MoMA PS1 in New York | Art and design | The Guardian (2016)

How Mark Leckey became the artist of the YouTube generation.(audio)

Mark Leckey in the x-room at Statens Museum for Kunst

Talk with artist


BOOM 360 degree video of sounding rocket's Maxus 9 launch

we already knew

"He's crazy" –> "At the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday morning, someone sitting near Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME) didn’t switch off a microphone," reports Philip Bump at The Washington Post. What followed was a rare behind the scenes look at Collins chatting with Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee. In one exchange, Reed says he worries that Trump is "crazy," and adds: "I don’t say that lightly." Collins doesn't disagree, but appears more concerned that nobody in the White House seems to know the first thing about governing.


happy birthday Cathy, one of the Harlow Girls


Clothing of the Future! BOOM!

human interest

Rodeo Good Stuff
I’m following a truck with a gun rack
and the bumper sticker reads, Take the migrant
out of immigrant, and I think
I’m an immigrant. I think
of the time José forgot Shangxin’s name
and called him foreigner,
and I said, I’m a foreigner
then laughed on the inside, but José
laughed out loud bahaha
because he thought
I was in on his joke. Once,
a young woman on a bus
shot up the aisle
to get a better look at my face
before asking, What ethnicity are you?
But before I told her, I said
on the inside, I’m American.
I run red lights, tail old ladies,
honk at texters while texting.
I have four American flags on the roof of my car.
How many do you have?

from Human Interest by Valerie Bandura

city of angels


my friends

You may order a copy of Dawnland Voices: An Anthology of Indigenous Writing from New England (2014) directly from the University of Nebraska Press or through amazon.

Here is a complete table of contents



Scientists discovered a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, contradicting their chewy caramel center theory. #NowYouKnow

go back and read these

plans plans plans

Dec 29, 2016

Some of your favorites (mine too)


Edgar Cayce on Atlantis

Amazon Comment:

As a student of the Cayce readings for decades, I find the Atlantis readings fascinating, particularly with regard to their historical dating.

In line with Cayce's record of 85% accuracy on other subjects (primarily medical), there is currently one school of Egyptian archeology that dates the pyramids as 10,000 years older than previously believed based on geologic evidence of water & erosion. Cayce indicated that the Egyptians were refugees from the destruction of Atlantis.
Although there are other theories that propose Atlantis to be located in the Mediterranean, no geologic or scientific studies have disproven anything in Cayce readings detailed in this book.

If you are willing to keep an open mind & research further on your own, I believe this is an excellent book and you'll find it both interesting & enlightening.

crow talk




oh shit

oh shit

Hands Up Don't Shoot

The amazing Kimya Dawson? If you want to hear her full a cappella song, you can find it at theintercept.com/podcasts.

Thinking about this?

“Without horses, we’re going to forget how to be humans. It’s time to rewild,” Mo Brings Plenty

“Without horses, we’re going to forget how to be humans. It’s time to rewild,” Mo Brings Plenty
“I’m thinking of canyons and lightning,” the horse says. “I’m wet. Running against the dark sky. And there is nothing more free than this. The earth is ringing. And I believe I can fly.”