The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons suggests the necessary 50 signatories may ratify the UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons this year, and 90 days after that, the treaty will “enter into force,” becoming international law. PeaceWorks-KC plans to celebrate the treaty’s entry into force, perhaps in February or March. Stay tuned!
The news is bleak. By mid-September, wildfires raged in 15 states, taking homes, lives, livelihoods and infrastructure. ... All the while we are living through the worst worldwide pandemic in over 100 years, coronavirus. Deforestation and mass extinction leave us much more vulnerable to epidemics like this.
We have tied ourselves up In a convoluted entanglement What have we achieved from 9/11? But ruination in endless war and revenge Amassing a military budget of $800 Billion Shifting away resources to tackle climate change Burning up the environment in red partisanship Turning to violent embarrassment and … Continue reading What have we done to ourselves?
The mainstream media create the stage upon which politicians read their lines. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (HR 7640) would provide citizen-directed subsidies for local newspapers, roughy comparable to the US Postal Service Act of 1792, which helps explain why the US grew and prospered while contemporary New Spain / Mexico fractured, shrank, and stagnated economically.
Haley Sellmeyer is a painter using a variety of materials including acrylic, oils to Unicorn SPiT. Don’t ask. Well, no, DO ask. And it’s not just a figment of her imagination! She not only produces her own creations but works with other young people to encourage them in their own artistic paths, something sorely missing … Continue reading Haley Sellmeyer
Today's artist is a woodworker, photographer and poet with a deep love of the natural world. In his alter ego at Skyboy Photos, he makes his greeting cards, books, calendars, prints and unique gift items available. Here is his story. ______________________________________ The David Bayard species ranges from the northern Boundary Waters to the Gulf Coast, … Continue reading David Bayard
Today's artist is in the plural ~ two brothers who became fired up about the creative possibilities of combining flame and silica to produce evocative glasswork. Along the way, they bring the glasswork of the distant past into the present! ____________________ At ages 21 and 25, brothers Tate and Aaron Bezdek are the youngest hot-glass … Continue reading Tate and Aaron Bezdek
Today's artist sculpts pottery to fit the hand and eye. His function yet elegant creations enhance their surroundings and will soon become an indispensable part of the home. And he helps sustain our mutual home, the earth, with his charitable work. Tarris Rosell of Amani Lamps & Pots tells us his story: ________ I am … Continue reading Tarris Rosell
Susan Kiefer of Kansas is our featured artist, who works in oil painting today, but may well explore something else equally exciting tomorrow! The work is evocative and soothing in its simplicity...but we'll let the artist speak. ________________ "Making things makes me happy—from paper dolls and dolls clothes in childhood, to costumes and scenery for … Continue reading Susan Kiefer
Today’s artist is Susan Ferguson, a weaver and fiber artist creating finely crafted meditative works that reflect a love of natural forms and colors. We think you’ll enjoy her work\ ____________ Weaving and the fiber arts have shown me a positive, meditative path to self-discovery, creativity and joy. I work at the rigid heddle loom, … Continue reading Susan Ferguson