Sunday, June 25, 2017

Money and Politics

The word “oligarchy” gets thrown around a lot in progressive discourse, usually to highlight the problem of money in politics, but not many people seem to really settle in and grapple with the hefty implications of what that word actually means. If you say that America is an oligarchy (and it certainly is, which we’ll get to in a second), you’re not merely saying that there is too much money in US politics or that the wealthy have an unfair amount of power in America. Per definition, you are saying that a small class of elites rule over you and your nation, like a king rules over his kingdom.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Another Exhibition Opportunity?

I was contacted by the Vero Beach chapter of the Audubon Society to do a talk on my "Vanishing Florida" project.  We've agreed on January 15th as the day at the Community Center.  Further talks resulted in the possibility of doing an exhibit at the Audubon House, also in Vero.  We've scheduled for this Tuesday, June 27th, for me to visit the Audubon House to see if it can accommodate an exhibit.  More to come.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Abandoned Cemeteries

I visited two abandoned cemeteries on Florida's west coast on Saturday. I am curious to find out what happened to these families and if any still are alive elsewhere. Stay tuned.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Vanishing Florida

My exhibit will be held at the Gadsden Center for the Arts and Museum from July 14 - Sept. 30, 2017. The address is 13 North Madison St., Quincy, FL 32351. Here are the links to my first three volumes of my "Vanishing Florida" project. Sincerely, Kevin Boldenow

Monday, June 12, 2017

Corporate Media

Corporate media pundits do not exist to deliver journalism. Corporate media pundits exist to serve as attack dogs for the establishment.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Ft. Kissimmee Cemetery

Fort Kissimmee Cemetery is one of the oldest Florida Heartland pioneer cemeteries located on the eastern boundary of the Avon Park Bombing Range in Highlands County, Florida, along the Kissimmee River. The cemetery is approximately 20 miles (32 km) east of Avon Park, Florida. The cemetery was started from a community of cattle farmers located along the Kissimmee River near the old Fort Kissimmee site used during the Seminole Indian Wars. Kissimmee River is an Indian name meaning "long water", given to the river by the Creek Indians. Once the Indians were driven further south, the Florida Heartland area was then opened up to pioneer settlers. Getting to Heartland was not easy during the mid-19th century since there was not many well traveled roads except for military roads connecting the different forts. Much of the supplies were brought to these settlers by steamboats and used to haul out their produce.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Florida's Great Freeze

On December 29th, 1894 the course of Florida’s history changed forever. A massive cold front moved through the state. Temperatures logged in Orlando reached an all-time low of 18F and a frosty 24F in West Palm Beach. The bitter cold turned the oranges black on the trees and destroyed most of the crop for the year.