What is a relic? It seems some things are treated as relics when they should not be – community, the arts and humanities, education – and others should be relics but are tolerated and even clung to – race and gender alienation, homelessness, gun violence, rampant mass consumerism…
Considering the photo challenge of ‘relic’ gave me pause to think. Adopting a broad sense of the term relic, what kind of relics are we creating and leaving behind? environmental relics, social relics, religious relics, consumer relics, urban and suburban relics…
Are we really satisfied?
“Of what use are poets in times of need?” it is a tragedy that the arts and humanities are seen as ‘unproductive.’ How can we expect to have a democratic society without the liberal arts and independent, critical thinking?
One of the many schools that have been closed in my region. I don’t even know what to say about the state of education in the U.S… It is tragic how we are destroying our future with the idea that education is not important.
After a storm,it becomes apparent how much junk is in our oceans… this went for miles and miles and miles.
as late as the 1950’s, 90% of the U.S. population were involved in their own food production. With the battle cry of ‘get big or get out,’ our food production has turned to monoculture corporatism, ruining the soil and impacting our diets, well-being, and connection with the earth.
After a storm,it becomes apparent how much junk is in our oceans…
MORE MORE MORE
Sports? Really? Can’t you find a more effective way to work for MEANINGFUL change?
Interacting with the ‘other’ usually means nothing more than ‘colonialism.’