Ditch invites you to celebrate the simultaneous openings of
Bruce Conkle's SMOKE AND SHOVELS and Tom Greenwood's HISTORY PUBLISHING COMPANY this
Saturday, July 16th, at 7 PM.

A musical performance by Jackie-O Motherfucker will be included in the festivities.

Now what is history?
It is the centuries of systematic explorations of the riddle of death, with a view to overcoming death. That's why people discover mathematical infinity and electromagnetic waves, that's why they write symphonies. Now, you can't advance in this direction without a certain faith. You can't make such discoveries without spiritual equipment. And the basic elements of this equipment are in the Gospels. What are they? To begin with, Love of one's neighbor, which is the supreme form of vital energy. Once it fills the heart of man it has to overflow and spend itself. And then the two basic ideals of modern man- without them he is unthinkable- the idea of free personality and the idea of life as sacrifice.

Boris Pasternak
Doctor Zhivago