Art is powerful. Use it for good.
The no point, no rules adventure continues.
Sure, you can read this later.
My monthly contribution to The Writers' Vineyard.
Reflections on creativity after an amazing weekend in my home town.
It's Banned Books Week. As an avid reader of all kinds of books, I find it tremendously disturbing that any one person or group would seek to control what I choose to read. As an author, I would consider it a high compliment if my work sparked an attempt to ban it. That means its … Continue reading Read a banned book today
Today (February 22) is Edward Gorey's birthday. He died in 2000, but if he was alive, he'd turn 88 this year. As an artist, his illustrations depicted all kinds of dark, dangerous, delightfully silly people and places. This picture is one of his etchings, available for purchase here. It's called "Figbash on Etc." Which is … Continue reading Beautiful Nonsense
Two nights ago, I went to hear a jazz recital by some of the faculty and students in the music department at Central Washington University. The music was terrific, a lovely swinging reminder of one of the main benefits of living in a college town. Afterward, I met a local artist known for his woodworking … Continue reading An elephant never forgets
Update: If you were lucky enough to be at the Avolition show on the last Friday night of 2011, you already know. Mike H., Mike N., Andy, Dan, and Rob did themselves, the Demolition 2011 project, and those of us in the audience proud. They played the way we expected them to, with joy and … Continue reading Endurance v. Art: And the winner is…
I am not big on contemporary poetry - here's an exception. It mentions animal sweatshirts, but it is not, like many contemporary poems, an ode to the adorable-ness of a cat, nor does it invite us to know waaay too much about the poet's inner angst, like many other contemporary poems. Instead, it's funny. It … Continue reading Here’s a good poet. Seriously.