Counterbalance

You cannot overcome the evil of men.  It is too entrenched, too easily backed by the indifference of others.

You can, however, counterbalance it.

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…