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“Conservatism is not about tradition and morality, hasn’t been for many decades… It is about the putative biological and spiritual superiority of the wealthy.” – Greg Bear, American writer best known for science fiction.
“What happens to people living in a society where everyone in power is lying, stealing, cheating and killing, and in our hearts we all know this, but the consequences of facing all these lies are so monstrous, we keep on … Continue reading
Musings in Summer: Denis Waitley “Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.” Art for Summer – Part I of V: Shane Neufeld (American, contemporary) Below – “Oculus” Musings in … Continue reading
“When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues.” – Thomas Friedman, American journalist, author, and three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.
American Art – Part I of VI: Alan Dingman In the words of one writer, “Alan Dingman grew up in upstate NY. He left for New York City to attend Parsons School of Design and Rhode Island School of a … Continue reading
“The Round” Light splashed this morning on the shell-pink anemones swaying on their tall stems; down blue-spiked veronica light flowed in rivulets over the humps of the honeybees; this morning I saw light kiss the silk of the roses in … Continue reading
For the sake of an aesthetically fruitful collaboration between eye and mind: Gligor Cemerski is a contemporary Macedonian artist whose best work is frequently a synthesis of Mediterranean traditions. For example, in the painting below, “Awakening the Stone,” we can … Continue reading
Today, 1 July 2011, is Canada Day, and I would like to congratulate our good neighbors to the north for just a few of the many things that make their country great: “O Canada” (one of the world’s loveliest and … Continue reading
Dear Dr. Christmas: What is your favorite Christmas dinner? – Hannibal Dear Hannibal: Even though admitting it makes me appear sentimental, I always enjoy a traditional repast on Christmas day. I begin with venison, of course, baked in a moderately … Continue reading