New 3D prints available at Shapeways: 6″ Boar Carriers, 6″ Inscription, Umbrella Pines Panorama Sphere

Three new, full-color 3D prints available at Shapeways:  6″ version of the Boar Carriers frieze, ready to hang on a wall; 6″ version of the P. Cornelius Synistor inscription, also ready to hang;  2″ panoramic photo-sphere of the umbrella pines in Villa Doria Pamphili in Rome. The “Sandstone” material gives them an authentic, stone-like feel.
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Dopey the chippie’s comings and goings…

Dopey – one of Goldie the chipmunk’s babies – has become a regular visitor. She’s a sweetie.

Slaves of the Internet, Unite! – Tim Kreider for NYTimes

“Let us not kid ourselves,” Professor Vladimir Nabokov reminds us. “Let us remember that literature is of no practical value whatsoever. … ” But practical value isn’t the only kind of value. Ours is a mixed economy, with the gift economy of the arts existing (if not exactly flourishing) within the inhospitable conditions of a market economy, like the fragile black market in human decency that keeps civilization going despite the pitiless dictates of self-interest.

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