This site is for and about the Beaux Artists. Realizing that politics were a big part of Tom’s life and the Beaux Arts tradition, we are putting some political material on this blog and on the site. Most of the political rhetoric will be moved to the zRants blog. Please sign up for regular notices on updates or check us frequently there. Such topics as “oil drilling off the cost of Florida” and the pressing need for solar power will be covered there. Speaking of solar, have you heard the good news? A study on gas consumption of air conditioned vehicles has determined an air-conditioned car does not use any more gas than a car with the windows rolled down. So you can ride around in comfort without guilt.