Category Archives: character studies

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

Posted in art, character studies, mad celt, poetry, quesrtionable rights of the state, works in progress | 4 Comments

a life winking out

  Addendum, November 11, 2011. I am tempted to take down this post. It adds nothing to the debate and drives the blog into a wall. The bottom line for me comes down to the indefensible belief that the state … Continue reading

Posted in "Blindness", american gothic, bleak, character studies, death penalty, Felicia Prechtl, fucking texas, hallowed ground, karl chamberlain, mu'ina arthur, painting, poetry, quesrtionable rights of the state, Uncategorized | 23 Comments

a little note of explanation…

…and a picture… the reflection… is anything as it seems? SIZZLE Sigh, child, and sink into the world you know. Let butterflies appear in snow. So what, if the rains come back to Nicaragua? They always do. Would you add … Continue reading

Posted in 'tis a gift to be simple, aa, angels, art, Broadus Evans, character studies, faith, healing, hope, kids, light, love, painting, poetry, race in america, racial healing, recovery, sketchbook, stories, the art of recovery, wake up dude, works in progress | 18 Comments

obama’s speech

Transcript Barack Obama’s Speech on Race Published: March 18, 2008 The following is the text as prepared for delivery of Senator Barack Obama’s speech on race in Philadelphia, as provided by his presidential campaign. “We the people, in order to … Continue reading

Posted in 'tis a gift to be simple, anger management, art, awakening, callings, character studies, faith, hope, love, obama, obama's speech, poetry, politics, race in america, racial healing, recovery, tapestry, the children, works in progress | 4 Comments

portrait of Nanda

Posted in art, character studies, chiquitica, dreamtime, fernanda sosa, light dark, love, nanda, poetry, portraits, recovery, stories, visual journal | 9 Comments

thoughts on the novels, “the road”, and “blindness”

Only a great kaleidoscope can break the cold gray stone that forms in the bottom of the heart when we consider the way that we treat each other and make it beautiful.

Posted in "Blindness", "The Road", aa, art, bleak stories, character studies, cormac mccarthy, dark, desolation, despair, jose saramago, love, nightmare, poetry, portraits | 6 Comments