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Morro Rock

Photos from Morro Bay

28 August 2015

On our trip up the coast, we stayed in Morro Bay, famous for that big rock in the photo–Morro Rock. The pictures may be a bit boring. They still strike me from standing there next to it. The rock is one of the Nine Sisters–nine volcanic peaks and hills in San Luis Obispo county. It’s just a huge, unsightly bulge right there in the bay. Enjoy the pics.

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Why politics doesn’t matter

24 August 2015

A Letter to Boomers

Yesterday, I followed a tweet from Medium to Jonathan Taplin’s article “Why Politics Matters.” It was subtitled “Letter to Millennials 4.” If you are a “Millennial” to whom people address open letters, I feel your pain. I was constantly talked down to as a member of the “slacker” generation: Generation X. In the 1990s, Boomers loved to speculate about these mysterious citizens 18–24 years old who had weird jobs they’d never heard of and who didn’t support their old ideas about politics.

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Photos from the Central Coast

21 August 2015

I loved the Central Coast. Having lived in Southern California for a while, I enjoyed seeing the fogged in coast lines and rocky shores. Here are my photos from last month’s trip up to San Simeon and the coastal stops along the way.

I love this experiment: What if the X-Men were black?

20 August 2015

Image-6-Days-of-Future-PastR. Orion Martin writes about his art project to show the X-Men as black.

Imagine a work of fiction that focuses on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s except that in this work, white men have replaced all of the people of color. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X both have white stand-ins and white followers. In fact, almost all of the characters are white men. It may seem bizarre, but this is the X-Men…

I wanted to remix these stories and imagine what they could have been if they had dealt with actual instead of fictional dimensions of privilege. Searching through 50 years of X-Men comics, I selected a half dozen iconic images and scenes relating to discrimination. In these images, I edited the comics so that every mutant had a skin color that was some shade of brown.

More of his images here.