Archive | March 2014

Just Say No to Monsanto

Fruit still life

From a TED Conversation

Question: We just lost the constitutional right to take Monsanto to court if their GMO crops sicken or kill us. Any comment?

Spring responds:

Today Monsanto got a lot of America farmers punched in the nose. Japan banned American wheat because it’s contaminated with GMO grain. Let’s hope that bloody nose shakes other farmers awake. Isn’t it encouraging to watch other governments protect their citizens? Continue reading

Blessed are the poor…?

Mountain

From a TED Conversation

Question: Why do many politically conservative American Christians oppose social welfare programs when the Bible calls on Christians to help the poor?

Spring responds:

What you believe and have been taught about Jesus may not be anything like what Jesus taught. If you believe in the Old Testament, you are what he was fighting against. If you believe in an eye for an eye, you are opposed to his teachings. He never states that it is wrong for the people to provide for the poor through the government, does he? He never taught spare the rod and spoil the child, did he? Continue reading

A Salute to Bucky Fuller

Bucky Was a Visionary

Bucky Fuller

R. Buckminster Fuller was a renowned 20th century inventor and visionary born on July 12, 1895. Dedicating his life to making the world work for all of humanity, Fuller operated as a practical philosopher who demonstrated his ideas as inventions that he called “artifacts.” He worked as a ‘comprehensive anticipatory design scientist’ to solve global problems surrounding housing, shelter, transportation, education, energy, ecological destruction, and poverty.

His most well known artifact, the Geodesic Dome, has been produced over 300,000 times worldwide. In this painting, I pay tribute to his ingenious dome construct, as well as his continuing influence on our planet today.

This entry was posted on March 1, 2014, in Home.