Iron oxides yield pigments. Natural iron oxides pigments are called ochres. Many classic paint colors, such as raw and burnt siennas and umbers, are iron-oxide pigments. These pigments have been used in art since the earliest prehistoric art known, the cave paintings at Lascaux and nearby sites. Iron (III) oxide is typically used.–Wikipedia
There are many uses for oxides of iron. When I am driving across a bridge, I prefer the metal, if it’s thinking, to concentrate on its structural properties rather than reflecting on the value of rust.
The American film industry elevated the the status of the herder, the man whose job was to follow in the dust and dejection of the beeves. The coke-poke. Elevated him to demigod, symbol of freedom, Haliaeetus leucocephalus in human form.
Will we witness the apotheosis of the trucker? See idealized portrayals of teamsters traversing the super slab? The freedom, the brake dust, the high and fast view…
Live feed of the BP spew.
Ride of Silence, Charlottesville, May 19