There is a great deal of expectation for artists to respond to the lunatic and his cronies that have occupied our White House. As an artist I feel compelled to respond and yet I am torn. I rather not let such negative energy into my art space. I want to make pleasant art and let my head escape to the national parks I love. It is remarkable that something as innocuous as National Park-themed ATC’s could be perceived as something political. But these are remarkable times when our federal lands, lands protected for future generations, are under siege. Even the voices of park rangers are being censored. Today’s outgoing mail art includes artist trading cards with the “radical” notion that the land administered by the National Park Service is to be loved and protected.