Category Archives: artwork

in favor of the braveheart chicken

In 1959, Allen Ginsberg said America was having a nervous breakdown… Maybe he was exaggerating for effect. However, it’s no exaggeration to say, that in 2017, we’re a very very nervous nation… No breakdown yet, but our condition is indeed … Continue reading

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the doubting believer

“The world is in chaos.”          — Henry Kissinger* That quote caught my eye because it spoke to a goal of mine.  A deep ambition.  Perhaps an impossible dream… That dream is to someday suddenly see some type of grand design … Continue reading

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positive protest

I have a plan…a protest plan… …a way to combat the negative actions of our president-elect: When he does something to abuse the planet, I will do something to heal the planet. When he insults another, I will praise another. … Continue reading

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working on the reverse domino effect

Hound dog howlin’ bullfrog croakin’ everything is broken         — Bob Dylan Sounds pessimistic…Is everything really broken? I don’t know, but from what I’ve seen, I can say for certain: when one thing breaks, another thing will follow. Consider: Broken people … Continue reading

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note from a nabob living in interesting times

“In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.”                    — Spiro Agnew, 1972 I recalled that infamous quote recently, while watching a focus group being interviewed on a morning news show.* The … Continue reading

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voter, heal thyself

“The government you elect is the government you deserve.”                         — Thomas Jefferson Maybe so… …but when I consider my country’s dysfunctional democracy, it hardly seems to fair to blame the voters. Yes, we get to choose… …but our choices often … Continue reading

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the symbol lives again

In the late 1960s, my generation suddenly “discovered” the yin-yang symbol… Many of us were looking East, because those religions and philosophies seemed to jibe with who we truly were, with who we wanted to be… We liked the Eastern … Continue reading

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