art

WHEN GOOD SHELVES GO BAD

THE WEDNESDAY MASSACRE Yesterday, while cleaning, I stood up and my shoulder connected with the glass-fronted curio cabinet. I knocked a shelf and the aforementioned cabinet entirely off the wall. There was a loud crash. It wasn’t the noise that distressed me…. Read More ›

PROFESSIONAL RETIREMENT

I am professionally retired, which means whatever I do — like write or take pictures — is (by definition) a hobby. “Professional” has a specific meaning. To be a professional anything, you have to earn money at it. The only thing I… Read More ›

ART IS HUMAN

Whatever else you can say about humans, we are — as far as I know — the only species that creates art. Any kind of art. For any reason. The belief that art is not for everyone is relatively new. The… Read More ›

WITH GREAT CARE

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: CAREFUL This week, show us something careful — a photo taken with care, a person being careful, or a task or detail requiring care. Across from the dam in the middle of town is a tile mosaic. It… Read More ›

BICYCLE PORTRAITS

As HEDley Lamarr once said, “My mind was a raging torrent,” as I saw the bicycle and the folks settled in front.  They were dipping their toes in the lake on a warm, sunny day. Actually, I was thinking of… Read More ›