Contracting Relations

I’m intrigued by the intersections of social and economic interests through texts, which attempt to capture or represent in two-dimensional forms messy, and multidimensional, human experience.

These conditions were recently evident when sellers had agreed to terms of a recent condo offer, which included a six month lease followed by the closing. My real estate agent submitted a signed offer, and the sellers reportedly showed their lawyer, who had approved and was adding local riders, which the sellers would send within the hour. Several hours later, the sellers informed the agent that they had received, and were going to accept, a higher offer even though they liked our offer better.  Continue reading “Contracting Relations”

Fake and Facts

Renoir, Pierre-Auguste. 1881. “Two Sisters (On The Terrace).” Art Institute of Chicago.

President Trump believes that he owns an authentic Renoir painting that is hanging in his apartment even though the actual painting was given in 1933 to, and currently hangs in, The Art Institute of Chicago.

President Trump maintains his belief even when he is presented with the fact that the authentic version hangs in Chicago, which is surprising. As someone who often complains about fake news, he ought to be a person who cares about facts.  Continue reading “Fake and Facts”