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Hopper: A Mirror for the Soul.


  The Paintings of Edward Hopper Here sits a lonely woman! Surrounded by the dark, she seems lost in thought. Her isolation is so oppressive, even the radiator turns from her and crouches in the corner. Suppose you could talk to her. What would she say?  “I hate small town life! Life must be better […]

Remembrance Day, Nineteen Seventeen


A century has passed since the events in this story took place in a little town—Belleville, Ontario. It’s the way I like to remember wars—all wars on Remembrance Day. My father told us this story many times about his own father. It’s the best “anti-war” story I’ve ever heard. With great respect to all those […]

DONALD TRUMP and the “OTHER”


How I came to Donald Trump. Today, I was in the mood to write about photography and started checking out the web for someone’s work which might inspire me. Within moments, I found an article and recording from NPR which compared the work of three photographers, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams and Toyo Miyatake, who had taken […]

SEASONS GREETINGS


Christmas, Islam, Christian, Charles Dickens, short stories, guns, gun control, Mozambique. Tree of Life, Tree of Immortality, Christmas tree, art, novels, mythology. Religion, faith.

Seasons Greetings! Here’s a little Christmas/Holiday gift for you—four pictures and a story by the great story-teller Charles Dickens, himself [with pictures]!   After posting this picture of a beautiful Christmas tree, I began looking for images of the tree of life which symbolizes the interconnection of all life on our planet regardless of religion, faith […]

TRUMP VS. TRUMBO


    #DonaldTrump #Trumbo #scapegoating #fearmongering #freedom #paranoia Good grief! Not again! Today we have a new merchant of fear and paranoia–Donald Trump. If ever we needed to remember history, it is right now. But rather than cracking open the history books, go see the movie Trumbo out just now. It will tell you of […]