Life, death and the written word

In response to  From Negotiating With The Dead by Margaret Atwood As a human being, particularly as a human being from a part of the…

Masking

Death masks have been around for a while and have different presentations depending on the period and the culture.  My first encounter with them were…

Writing with pictures?

In response to Féerie au Lac du Village As a young artist I thought my job was to “control” my art.  I was to define it…

Powerless

In response to From “Tempest” by Bob Dylan: The power went out a few weeks ago.  It started early in the evening and lasted well…

Not so zen

In response to Promo video:  The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks: Giving fucks, or more to the point, not giving them, is a popular sentiment…

Just because

In response to From Julian Martin on mining in West Virginia: Just because a company was once considered a bastion of integrity doesn’t mean that…

Revolver

In response to W. Mason Revolving Fire-Arms Patented Jan 19, 1875 (No. 158,957.): I read somewhere that the number one killer of Americans is Americans.…

Exceptionalism

In response to Cuba and the Cameraman (film) : Passively watching the life cycle of a dictator is one of America’s favorite pastimes.  Who really needs…

Arthritic Flower

In response to Maya Angelou’s, “Still I Rise” The world feels heavy as of late, not directly because of the political changes in my homeland, but…

$824.6 Billion

In response to Kurt Vonnegut’s, Fates Worse Than Death: When I was a child is such a cliché way to start a paragraph.  I might…