Monthly Archives: November 2018

33 Steps to Being an Artist

33 Steps to Being an Artist is an excellent read by Jerry Salz originally appearing in New York Magazine. Archived here by the Vulture (external link) Well worth fifteen minutes. I’d add that being an artist means taking away, reducing, … Continue reading

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Make Sure That You Warn Me If You’re Coming to Birmingham

Sorry, listening to The English Beat. “Jeanette.” “No, no, no I’ll never forget you Shared one last cigarette and swapped false addresses” The English Beat had absolutely the best cover art of any 80’s band. To wit: Speaking of art, … Continue reading

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We The Few

“We the few, who have done so much with so little, now attempt the impossible with nothing.” My week long road trip has returned me to a seemingly impossible problem: producing professional looking closeup and macro photography. I have located … Continue reading

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My road trip and vacation  continued with a visit to the Rio Tinto:

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Another New Post At

Here’s a link to the latest blog at my rockhounding site: I know I am concentrating lately on all things rock related, rather than writing itself, but it’s all part of working on my book. I’ll try to come … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace, The Future, No Despair and Dying

It’s been three decades since my insomnia, bad dreams, and nightmares started. And my daytime anxiety years before that. Although I don’t long for death, I long for its peace. Unless I am cast into hell, my thoughts return to … Continue reading

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