Year: 2015

  • I’m A Little Bit Socially Awkward

    I’ve always been a little bit socially awkward but it’s only been the last couple of years that it’s made me, for want of a better word, a dick. It used to make me more accommodating but now it makes me less. It used to lead me to avoid confrontation but now it’s the thing […]

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  • Thank You for the Madness, Jack

    Thank you for the madness, Jack And for putting it into words For simultaneous loneliness and ecstasy That’s a tricky wire to walk You must have seen the plummet looming from a long way off Maybe even childhood You must have seen a lot of things that most of us cannot Thank you for the […]

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  • The Six (or Seven) Step Program for Becoming an Artist

    Christmas Tree Winter is not the most productive time of year. There’s a lot of sleeping going on (which is to be expected when the sun sets at 4:00), and eating and drinking, but not a lot of working. Between holidays and snow days and sick days who can get anything useful done anyway? It’s […]

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  • REVIEW: Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection 1909-1949

    Follow the link for my review of a fascinating exhibit of photography, on display at MoMA through April 19. The clip is from “Rain” by Joris Ivens. Neptune by Istvan Kerny Fork by Andre Kertesz

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  • The Parable of the Boy and the Balloon

      There once was a boy who was at peace with the world. No, really. He knew love and joy on an intimate basis. They were his constant companions. Bosom buddies, even. The boy was out walking one day when he came across a shiny red balloon whose string was tangled in a thicket of […]

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