08 July 2010

fitful wanderings from the web

 •  Art House Co-op, in Brooklyn, NY, welcomes art projects for review and possible display.
     FROM THEIR WEBSITE: "Art House projects are a way to create a community of artists and give anyone a chance to be part of something creative. We hold an exhibition for most projects at our library in Brooklyn, NY. All of our projects are open for sign ups on a first come first serve basis.
     "If you are a professional artist, consider this a unique opportunity to get your work out there and add a show or two to your resume. If you are a first time artist, think of it as a way to inspire you and give you a chance to be in a gallery and see your work on the wall!"
 • More on the risks and dangers of hydro fracking
 • Cancer survivor who uses physician prescribed marijuana is fired by WalMart for trying to maintain his health. Is this really about WalMart not wanting to provide adequate health care? Just wondering.
 •  We're in a recession because those already rich demand more and share less with society. Quote that accompanied the picture on the right:
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” ~ MATTHEW 19:23-24
 • A Federal Appeals Court has ruled that people with psyche disabilities should be helped to live in their own places not just large, institutional, group homes.
     Last September, Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of United States District Court in Brooklyn found that the state had violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by keeping approximately 4,300 people with mental illness isolated from the outside world in warehouse-like conditions in more than two dozen privately run adult homes. The state pays the homes for their care.
     Over the vehement objection of the state and the owners of the homes, Judge Garaufis issued a remedial plan in March.
     The plan would give nearly all current and future adult home residents the opportunity to move into supported housing scattered throughout the boroughs, where they would live independently while also receiving assistance like case-management services and visits from psychiatrists and nurses.

IMAGE CREDIT: Dwelling in the Word


  1. I didn't know you were that religious; quotng the Bible, that is

  2. Actually, I am quite serious about Spiritual matters. I am not a "Christian", holding closer to Buddhist beliefs but even more strongly influenced by Native American spirituality and reverence for Mother Earth.

    And I see nothing wrong with quoting the Christian Bible, for there are still a great many truths scribed there.