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Although I had to miss many of the Halloween/Samhain festivities in Salem this weekend because I’ve been battling a terrible cold. Hearing that these folks were just down the street inspired me to grab a sharpie, grab my mask, and do the good work.
Considering these guys are in Salem every year, I think I’ve found a new annual tradition.

So fucking stupid how different types of punks hate other entire kinds of punks. Like way to be a judgmental, jaded cunt. Not all people of an entire group are the same. Stop inventing some sort of punk rock supremacy. It is so fucking disgusting and unnecessary. The type of punk you enjoy is no more or less better than what someone else likes. Stop shitting on what other people enjoy. It’s a difference in taste and sometimes a difference in hobbies, get the fuck over it. How do you all try to say you want no government and no oppression when you are too busy hating and fighting each other? 

“What does church mean to me? 

It’s the lifeblood of our faith. Church the way God intended it to be, covers all aspects of life. It’s a Community, it’s friendship and it’s family where relationships and bonds are built and formed. The way we look at our wives, husbands should be in the same example of the way Christ sees his bride (the church). Where people are supported, inspired, encouraged, championed and loved. A place where people heal and a place to find hope. 
Above all, it is a place to worship our God and give him glory for who he is.

Featuring: Johnny Pham
Church: Hillsong Melbourne 
Photo Taken By: Joshua Vega
 

Some great discovery associated with it may hereafter make our most sanguine forecast of today seem poor and mean beside the reality. That its collections must increase is the law of its being. To it are coming, and will continue to come, things rich and rare from the four quarters of the globe. No limit can be set to its expansion along the lines already so wisely laid down, nor to the results which may flow from it. This is the century of wonders, and its closing years are like to be the climax for all which have preceded them. Men of science tell us that the problem of aerial navigation is on the eve of solution, mainly through atmospheric observations and the study of the motion and structure of birds, carried on it part in collections like this. It is said that the mighty power of electricity has not even shaken off its swaddling clothes, and is yet to tower before us like genie of the Arabian tale from the unsealed vase. If these things be true, and if other revelations of which we do not even dream are to remake the world in these or some of these, it may well be that the institution will have an honored part.
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Mr. Edward G. Mason, President of the Chicago Historical Society, “The Message of the Museum to Chicago and the World.” 

Field Museum opening day and dedication ceremony, June 2nd, 1894. 8,000-10,000 people in attendance. 

Reading this passage gave me chills, putting myself in the position of those at the ceremony, their place in time and history. The fact that when the Museum was opened - the same collections I work in today - that aerial flight was on the horizon, and electricity was in its earliest, infantile stages, is awesome in every sense of the word. Many of these words have endured* more than 120 years and uphold the mission we carry out today – No limit can be set to its expansion along the line already so wisely laid down, nor to the results which may flow from it. 

If these people thought then we were at the brink of discovery, then now we are just beginning the gradual downward slope into the infinite spiral. At the center of that spiral lay our increasingly important museums and the collections they house. 

*some have not..

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The LA’s Craft & Folk Art Museum presents Man-Made, a collective art show that regroups artists who’s principal medium is fabric (and more specifically male quilters). Among these artists of a new kind are Joe Cunningham, Luke Haynes, Jimmy McBride, Aaron McIntosh, Joel Otterson, Dan Olfe or Shawn Quinlan, we find Ben Venom, a unique artist that uses old metal band t-shirts to create these original pieces.