By now, Trump has fulfilled that requirement as President to address the nation: I’m peachy keen.
While not backing down from my previous post on suggesting home tests of radon, it is becoming apparent that there are a number issues that I should address that can affect the health of a home environment. There are many things: mold, radon, radiation (radioactive and standard household emitting), accelerometers left so carefully unknowingly, lead, pollutants, pet hair, volatile organic compounds. The list is longer but that is a general follow up to my past post to give a more broad picture of problem solving for a hurt mind.
It is encouraging to see Zoom Care launching a Mental Health unit to give visual access to a group of health professionals that are typically stigmatized. For Zoom providing that care, it will place a healthy restraint on professional domineering and give an outlet to professionals that need care. In celebration I am listening to operatic post-indie electronica and occasionally a good country song.
What if the future of mail is rfid and key fob based: To send a letter it would be officiated by key fob and rfid stamp, to receive mail a notification with a letter count could be accessed through a personal USPS app and key fob entry at mail portal. The United States Postal Service is an amazing testament to the genuine people of America but an emergent culture is pushing the boundaries of that trust and the system is due for upgrade.
After writing a draft or two of critique for the new mixed use Grand Avenue Project it is becoming apparent that downtown will benefit from having a formal intervention in Bunker Hill. The one big hurdle is Gehry’s renderings make too many moves that feel like home to Sharkeez or Pink Taco rather than a refined capital to a powerful city. With that said, Saffron / Indus makes the cut.
America’s success is blue collar championed by good design and intellectuals that piggybacked off of enlightenment thought, industrialization and the continuation of research without wars on American soil. Today there was a presentation and discussion with Stephanie Gioia about strategic design. Primarily focused on the steps of offices working in design. Lightly positioned against her thought, I see America benefiting from keeping design offices small and the economy focused on enjoying the benefit of design rather than the culture of design. America has enough because assembly lines produce the best, and the skills that make design in mass won’t always be able to afford a design culture. Within design firms, technology and automation are going to be the asset and the enemy of creative minds, because design professionals will need to protect the professional value of their process.
In 2006, I visited a slide exhibit at the Tate Modern. It challenges the definition of the museum and the formality of installation art. Since that exhibit Architects occasionally incorporate slides into Architecture, beyond the traditional pole at a fire house. Architecture often explores vogue, exposition, tradition and the slide formalizes an intervention of childhood on the formal contemporary museum. Culturally, it is less formal. How formal does ordered space need to be?
Fuzzy minds, those not unlike the ones of the rapists from the Biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah, destroy valuable information like thought and memory retention. Criminal Justice needs to put an end to industry using radiation to loosen people up or forget how to be their best.
The United States of America is resilient and has one of the greatest hierarchical structures with the President on top but practically what holds the nation together is a common unity of respected households that do not offend their neighbor. On a micro and macro scale it forms the most powerful nation on earth (micro being nuclear). In the Pacific Northwest there is a populous that is being exposed to radiation – mostly low level, but household exposure to elements like radon can slowly destroy the lives and minds of a powerful nation. With more legislation on the built environment it is likely that stricter enforcement and monitoring will be introduced in the future but in the meantime a radon test kit is not expensive and home monitoring is not prohibitively expensive. Please do take care.
There is a magical egalitarian society known as the Southland where everyone is declared equal especially if you are foreigner. Careers are stolen and the founders starve, but there is good carne asada to boast about.