Monthly Archives: October 2008

10/24/08 closing a chapter – one last prompt

I’m writing from the coast of North Carolina as tropical rain and winds lash the house and the lights flicker inside. My extended family is gathered for a reunion here. There is something comforting about working while the winds rage … Continue reading

Posted in art, completion, cucaloris film festival, ekphrasis, image prompts, independent art company, male nudes, painting, picture prompts, poetry, storybook collaborative, wabi sabi warehouse | 28 Comments

what google got

(from Google’s Project 10 to the 100th project proposal submitted tonight by Rick Mobbs and Naomi Swinton) 10. What one sentence best describes your idea? (maximum 150 characters) Social networking for conscientious objectors, friends & families of COs & prisoners … Continue reading

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swords into war toys

Cut from steel plate. I know, not the best answer. But it’s a start.

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Google’s $10 million, revisited

A couple of weeks ago I posted a notice about Google’s 10 to the 100th project. You know, Google’s call for ideas that could change the world and offer to fund the most popular to the tune of $10,000,000. Deadline … Continue reading

Posted in 10 to the 100th, anger management, art, Bartos Institute, callings, changing the world, collaboration, conscientious objector, draft resistance, ekphrasis, faith, google 10 million, making a difference, pacifism, painting, questionable rights of the state, refusniks, swords into war toys, uwc-usa, war and peace, war tax resistance, war toys | 6 Comments

10/16/08 image prompt

I’m actually posting these images on a Thursday, like I said I would. Life gets a little hectic here with a new baby, workaholic parents, a wild 9 year old. Almost 9. Okay, about the baby. Omygod, what a baby. … Continue reading

Posted in ada corinna, art, broadus, children, collaboration, ekphrasis, halloween, image prompts, painting, poetry, Rockheads, stories, storybook collaborative, works in progress | 10 Comments

uwc-usa southwest studies – agua prieta

US/Mexico Border by Marc Figueras, for the UWC-USA newspaper followed by notes by Rick After all the preparations for what was going to be a unforgettable experience in Mexico, Bart, Ditha, Gal, Hickson, Holly, Kwun Kui, Louisa, Nicole, Rayah, Rave, … Continue reading

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the mad celt asks

“Historically, the conquest destroyed the outward form of what had already inwardly decayed; it cleared away with regrettable brutality and thoroughness a system of life which, with all its gifts of order, culture, and law, had worn itself into senile … Continue reading

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