WE ESCAPE FEAR

Photos by  Stephen A. Miller of our performance Tuesday at Littman White Gallery in Portland. Art by Hiroshima-native Yukiyo Kawano and poetry by me, a native of Los Alamos, where the atomic bombs were made. Our aim is to bring to life the human impact of nuclear weapons so they will never be used again. Please learn more and support our project at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/suspended-moment-community-education#/

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The secret was not inside the plastic

GE desire

Today by the miracle of interlibrary loan I received this GE publication from 1946, How Plastics Solved War Problems. It came encased in plastic.

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It came all the way from Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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I had hoped that inside I would find out how the builders of the atomic bomb used Bakelite, the first synthetic plastic.

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I did not find that secret inside, but a bee arrived.