Tom R. Saxe

Tom R. Saxe
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
December 22
Humorous artist shopping various graphic platforms and strategies for technical and design potential; My interest is in the 20th Century tradition of "gag" or magazine cartooning, also referred to as editorial illustration. Still, I cannot apologize for the liberal education received before my career. Currently using Federal benefits and personal skills living in a small New England city(town) full of retired obese white men and their impaired relatives. Separated from BMW and F-150 America by using subsidized transit, I offer either two cents or Nine Scents on a variety of subjects.


OCTOBER 7, 2011 3:01PM

Attaching the word "sustainable" to "home".

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In our modern society, our bathrooms define our home ;  We invest huge amout of time and money in decorating and maintaining the most energy intensive part of our dwellings. Sharing bathrooms has a image in our country of unclean, poor, crowded city living;

When the United States really runs out of resources, it will have long been too late for most of our citizens. Already the cost of water and energy results in choosing between starvation and foreclosure for many homeowners; Most Americans cannot afford a house no matter how good their credit is or how low the Fed pushes the interest rate. 

My house needs an urgent visit from a plumber and carpenter; Right now my family relies on my wife's parents apartment while I use public restrooms. Water leaks are significantly increasing the size of our escrow account, while concerns over public safety forced my city to enact a construction mandate costing $500 for our oil heating system.

 We would need alternative functions for the structures that contain them; I suggest public libraries. Local property tax structures must encourage some kind of private bathroom tax. Most bond issues for libraries now are voted down; This would be the best chance for these public learning facilities. (Using schools leads to obvious security issues.) Could this become a national model for new suburban development?

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