Category Archives: art

Why Do You Have Ads on Your Site?

The most unprofessional thing a job applicant or anyone showing off their work can have on their website are ads. It is absolutely devastating to see fine writing or photography mixed in with ads that talk about emptying your bowels … Continue reading

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The Fountain and Garden Patio Area at the Marin Civic Center

This is video I am putting into the public domain at Wikimedia Commons. It shows the beautiful outdoor seating area in the fountain and garden patio area of the Marin Civic Center. You can buy something inside at the Civic … Continue reading

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A pHun and Creative Company

Just ordered this bright yellow nylon wallet. My dark colored wallet keeps getting lost. This was only twenty dollars with shipping. You can customize practically everything wearable at Zazzle, including face masks. There were at least 30 cat icons to … Continue reading

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How A Poet Looks at The World

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) A poet looks at the world as a man looks at a woman. — A poem should be part of one’s sense of life. — A poem is a meteor. — The world is a force, not … Continue reading

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A Visit To The East

Basho wrote a favorite poem of mine, once translated as, “Sitting here quietly doing nothing, the grass comes and grows by itself.” The best and most traditional haiku always contains a seasonal reference. Like springtime above. Instructors rarely mention seasons … Continue reading

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Alain Silberstein And The Triumph of Whimsy

In the late 1980’s, Parisian Alain Silberstein upset the staid watchmaking world by producing fanciful watch pieces the likes of which had never been seen before. A professional interior architect and industrial designer, Silberstein was so enamored with watches and … Continue reading

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Conceptual Art is Still With Us!

You didn’t miss it! That Thing From The Nineties is still here, still throwing out nonsense to justify something easy to make. In the Belgian city of Ghent this month, conceptual artist Kris Martin is having a retrospective entitled Exit. … Continue reading

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We Are All Locked in The Greenhouse

This sign used to hang in one of the many greenhouses on the U.C. Davis campus. I like its chatty, humorous tone, something rarely seen when needing help. It also reminds me of Kafka’s The Castle, in which a driven … Continue reading

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The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll

The only poem Lewis Carrol published that had an unhappy ending. Make no mistake, this is a happy and sometime joyous poems that revels in the English language. Some say this is the most extended example of nonsense poetry in … Continue reading

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