Call for Submissions for LAST PLUS (and Photos of Tree Cutting and Mall Deconstruction)

Dear Readers and Writers, Image-Makers and Humans, Mannie and I are preparing our farewell issue of 05401PLUS and welcome your contributions in words or images, essays, poems, letters, cartoons, stories, photographs…. We are thinking about what we have been trying to do with this magazine over the last two years, and to that end, are interested in … Continue reading “Call for Submissions for LAST PLUS (and Photos of Tree Cutting and Mall Deconstruction)”

Call for Submissions: October and November

Greetings, Please send us your essays, stories, poems, dreamings, schemings, analyses, proposals, photos, drawings, cartoons, designs, inventions on the tensions between: Utility and Beauty Justice and Freedom Human, Animal, and Machine Safety and Danger Moral and Ethical Boundlessness and Limits In the Lake Champlain Bio-Region and Beyond. Prose should be 750 words (for one page) … Continue reading “Call for Submissions: October and November”

Estival

Summer is here and the gardens are overflowing. I was just in Barcelona, at the Fearless Cities Conference http://fearlesscities.com/about-fearless-cities/ with two of my Burlington comrades. One of them, Ibnar A. Stratibus, found the word “fecund” most fitting to describe the smells and sites of this wonderful city, as we walked down the crumbling stairwells through Parc … Continue reading “Estival”

The Pleasure and Power of Backyard Politics

Following the recent Public Hearing on Burlington’s downtown zoning change, after various factions had gone off to compare notes, nurse wounds, and celebrate what each was claiming as victory, I ran into a City Councilor and another vociferous “multi-use-mall-housing-office-parking garage-structure” supporter, who suggested that all sides should keep partying. I demurred, saying I had too … Continue reading “The Pleasure and Power of Backyard Politics”

All the World is Made of

Today, November 10th, we are trying to orient ourselves to the new world order, but trying also to not orient ourselves. What seems most important, in the wake of local and national elections, is that we do not succumb to fatalism or nihilistic acceptance of those parts of the status quo that seem to be … Continue reading “All the World is Made of”