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Feeling a little morbid, are we?

Well no, not really. It’s really just a convergence of events: haven’t posted in a while but don’t yet have the energy to take on the drowning of Houston or the marching of nazis or the deep foul bucket of … Continue reading

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RIP Glen Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017)

We lost one of the good ones today—a superb musician, a star, and a gentleman. There’s solace in knowing he had the time and the ability to tell us all goodbye. But there’s sadness because Alzheimer’s disease is a gold-plated … Continue reading

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Sessions wants names, does he?

Limp A.G. and unloved sycophant Jefferson Beauregard Sessions announced this week that he was going after leakers like nobody’s business. Whether or not the man with the Most Confederate Name Ever truly believes this needs to be a focus of … Continue reading

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Satisfaction

These are strange and unsettling times, and do please sing out when I start telling you something you don’t already know. What can we do? It seems irresponsible somehow to completely unplug from it all, and besides we haven’t yet … Continue reading

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Send me art

You already know what a sizable percentage of humanity’s wit, wisdom and culture is readily beam-downable to that device you keep in your pocket (and that might not be the safest place to keep it, by the way). But what … Continue reading

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Whisky business

SOME whisky business slowed our trek it slowed the way we share our throes. . We ran our road we had our wreck we have still more and on it goes. . I cannot say I miss our start or … Continue reading

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When in the course of human events

The course of human events can be a harrowing run, and even in the best circumstances the road takes you, eventually, to landscapes you did not expect. The act of political estrangement that began on the Fourth of July, 1776 … Continue reading

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Rhapsody

Because sometimes only verse will do…

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Summer Solstice 2017 – fiat lux

Whether this particular day marks for you a simple celestial event unique to our solar neighborhood, or a sacred quarterpost within the wheel of the year, it remains unarguable that something special is happening right now. We in the northern … Continue reading

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Patronage made easy

One of the best bumper stickers I’ve seen lately is also one of the most succinct: Buy Art. . . . And so you should. But does it cost Medici money to enter the rarefied world of art patronage? Oh … Continue reading

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Kathy Griffin’s double fail

Michelle Obama once told us everything we need to know about maintaining a sense of honor and dignity during these woeful times of bitterness and divide. She said, “When they go low, we go high.” Kathy Griffin, alleged comedienne, certainly … Continue reading

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RIP Roger Moore (Oct. 14 1927 – May 23 2017)

There are two venerable British-born franchises with a rotating stable of actors playing the lead: James Bond, and Doctor Who. In both cases (and I’ve informally verified this in conversations with fans of both, from both sides of the pond), … Continue reading

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Virtual exhibitions bring art to us all

Hopefully there’s an art museum, gallery, studio, or exhibition space within easy traveling distance from wherever you’re sitting right now. And hopefully it beckons you, and you grace it with your patronage just as often as you possibly can. But…we … Continue reading

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Mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters

Mother’s Day just might be the most well-earned holiday on our calendar. That’s not just because of the honors due to all the mothers who selflessly put themselves in the integral, irreplaceable centers of functional family life. Those are the … Continue reading

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May Day

. .MAY DAY has in the popular lexicon become an emergency broadcast, a cry for help. . . . But perhaps more accurately, it’s a cry for solidarity. And it is born on the shared experiences and collective self-sufficiency of … Continue reading

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