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On the Current “Riots”

On the Current ‘Riots” In 1968 I watched the news and black folks were marching, carrying signs and the policemen were knocking them down with fire hoses and sicking dogs on them. “Why are they doing that?!” I asked “Because they are marching.” “But you can march and carry signs. That’s not against the law.” … Continue reading

Message Bird

I make gourdy birds out of…well, gourds. Plus polymers clay, wires, etc. This quail was a loser and got kicked around and broken. Yesterday when I was fixing him, I thought he should be holding a note pad. Then I wondered how dry erase boards work? Aha an experiment! My experiments usually fail, but this … Continue reading

Saint Pat Making the World Better-Little Bit By Bit

We often hear of extremely evil people; so much so that we may begin to think they are in the majority. They are not; most of us are somewhere between saints and conscienceless sinners. But now and then we do run into saints, who deny they are saints, which is one characteristic of their saintliness. … Continue reading

How Covid Makes Cells Commit Suicide

How Covid Makes Cells Commit Suicide I’m not minimizing the suffering this damned virus has caused, but once again I am amazed at the complexity and wonder of our life processes. These things our cells produce called cytokines protect us from inflammation and attack by foreign invaders. Yay cytokines. But Covid, for some reason and … Continue reading

What is Your Priority?

Like a Little Child Christians usually have a favorite Bible verse or two and one of mine is Jesus speaking to a crowd. He called a toddler to him and said “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” He said we will never … Continue reading

Change is Inevitable

Change is inevitable. Except from vending machines. We put a lot of effort into figuring out how the world works and then the dang world changes. Since I live in a retirement village, I am surrounded by folks who not only dislike change, they refuse to acknowledge it. After all, their worldview has kept them … Continue reading

What is it all about?

I’m an artist and thinking is kind of a hobby of mine, so I sometimes think about art. What is it all about? Why do we create illusions on a flat surface (because it’s fun?) and why does anyone else want to hang it on their wall? I haven’t figured that one out yet. I … Continue reading