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October 14, 2019

Fall weather for the Cure (acl week two)

We were blessed with amazing cool Fall weather for the Cure at week two ACL. It was another good show.

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We had friends in town staying with us for the weekend. I did my best to take them to a few of our favorite spots for food and beverage. We might have been a bit over indulgent.... except Kat. She's good at exercising restraint.  

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Suerte is so much fun.  

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Zilker Brewing 

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acl craft beer tent electric jellyfish 2019 

Beer Tent at ACL had Electric Jellyfish on tap this year! 

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Loro for "green drink" (frozen Gin and Tonic) and Asian BBQ. 

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The slice of setting sun has now moved to a new tree since Fall is really here.  

October 06, 2019

October! Fest time.

We've all been busy with school and work. But we managed to get out for a bit of fun.

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I've been saddled with technical problems lately. Both of my Sony cameras have experienced some failure and now my PC is dead. It's good I have children to borrow a laptop from. 

 

Sodom City Guide

I installed an art project in the school library, Highland Campus ACC
 
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Edith Lot's wife sodom salt lot  
 
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Paul Schuster
Sodom City Guide
2019
Mixed Media Sculpture: wood, book, paper and salt
H 8" , W 15" , D 18"

120 Days of Sodomy
Marquis de Sade (1740-1814)
Written 1785 while incarcerated in the Bastille
Published posthumously 1904

M. Sade, the most banned author in history, wrote 120 Days of Sodomy on a scroll he kept hidden in his cell at the Bastille. He was transferred to a different facility days before the French Revolution. He died believing his scroll was lost forever. But the writing did survive and lived on through a series of private erotica collectors until it was published in 1904. The book is still banned in some countries..

Sodomy, or so called “Crimes Against Nature” are still illegal in twelve states, including Texas. This is despite the the U.S. Supreme Court ruled them to be unconstitutional.

The word Sodomy comes from the ancient city of Sodom. The Old Testament book of Genesis explains that Sodom was destroyed by fire and brimstone. Lot, was able to escape Sodom before destruction, after a warning from an angel. He assembled his wife and daughters foe their hasty escape. Lot’s wife (Ado, or Edith) turned back as they fled, to get one last glimpse. God turned her into a pillar of salt for that glance, according to Genesis. She, along with the other inhabitants of Sodom were censored for their wickedness. 

This sculpture plays with the idea Edith (wife of Lot) left Sodom with a souvenir, a Guide to the city. Consequently, the book was on her when she was turned into a pillar of salt. Hidden inside the book is a scroll of hand made paper, as the Marquis de Sade had hidden his book, 120 Days of Sodomy.

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