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Florida Man, the World’s Worst Superhero

I live in Central Florida, which is a different world from coastal Florida. Coastal Florida is inhabited mostly by Yankee transplants and has beautiful beaches, pricey real estate, and billboards advertising sinkhole insurance. True cracker Florida extends down the center of the state, where they know how to catch, cook and eat gators, can fix … Continue reading

The Holy Fool

The Holy Fool is a Russian archetype which derives from the idea that a person who truly does what Jesus said must be a fool. Kind of an admirable fool, but a fool nonetheless. It comes from those outrageous things Jesus said like, “Forgive your enemies, give to the poor, and restrict your sex life … Continue reading

Serious Artists My Arse

I teach at the Suwannee River Studio as a volunteer and one day launched into a mini-lecture about being serious artists. Then I noticed two members were making something under the table. It turned out they were sculpting spiders to scare me with, so I gave up on my serious artist speech. Nothing wrong with … Continue reading