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obama

Posted in art, hope, poetry, race in america, stand up, stupid war, vote | 14 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

a picture for the moment – standing in the shadows

something for this rainy day. would anyone like to make up a story?

Posted in art, bleak hope, blues, faith, healing, hope, light dark, love, medium, oil painting, poetry, stories | 9 Comments

whereabouts revisited, end of story

So we smashed like acrobats, a mess of arms and legs and heads and backs, spinning through the flaming hoops to meet the leaping, happy cats and all those clowns in human suits, and all their senseless chatter. The main … Continue reading

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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

border studies – undocumented aliens

Back in Montezuma, N.M. after 10 days on the road with 18 UWC-USA students, faculty chaperones, and Broadus, 8.5 years, a great traveler, interested in everything. In place of a Spring Break, students at UWC elect a service-learning adventure. This … Continue reading

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hello from phoenix, oops, i mean tucson

I am traveling with 20 uwc-usa students (from 10 countries!) and faculty on a border studies trip and will be away for another 6 – 7 days. Hope to post along the way but internet is sketchy as we go … Continue reading

Posted in "The Road", art, awakening, bleak stories, dark, faith, hope, journal, love, nightmare, politics, recovery, wake up dude, war | 11 Comments

work in progress 1 poem or 2?

1. Sweet sweet engine of mercy, bright flying speck in the sun, tomorrow I’ll be riding a donkey, tomorrow I’ll be on my way home. Ah! The invisible carnival ride, I’m standing in line to climb on. Twirling and spinning … Continue reading

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make the law dance – the new mexico PeaceWorks conference

Make the law dance and the people will love it. Today the NMPWC ends. New Mexico PeaceWorks Conference creating a better world through social justice http://www.uwc-usa.org/cec/peace.htm       Sponsored By United World College-USA, Monte Del Sol Charter School, Santa … Continue reading

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desolation, hope, and more hope

Posted in "Blindness", "The Road", aa, art, awakening, bleak stories, callings, dark, desolation, despair, hope, light, love, nightmare, poetry, politics, recovery, stories, the art of recovery, the immorality of groups, wake up dude, war, works in progress | 12 Comments

she sits upon a windowsill (revision)

She sits upon a windowsill and spies a laughing boy, about eleven, walking barefoot by the water’s edge beneath the tree’s green reaching hands. The canopy throws its color down and lights the shadows with reflections, the subtle ocher, umber, … Continue reading

Posted in aa, art, awakening, callings, dreamtime, fun stuff, hope, journal, kids, light, love, poetry, recovery, stories, the art of recovery, the writing life, wake up dude, works in progress | 5 Comments

Ivan Gold

I am in Boston this weekend to say goodbye to an old friend. Here is the death notice, which appeared today in the Boston Globe Ivan Gold Of Boston, formerly of New York City on December 23, 2007, writer, teacher, … Continue reading

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ann’s calf (for ann bunting mock)

I found this calf in Merida, in the mountains of western Venezuela. The painting began as a scumble of color on a tinted and sanded 2′ x 4′ masonite panel. Then I stalled out. I had earlier painted a series … Continue reading

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she sits upon a windowsill- (work in process)

She sits upon on a windowsill and spies a laughing boy, about eleven, walking barefoot down the river’s edge beneath the tree’s green reaching hands. The canopy throws its color down and lights the shadows with reflections, the subtle ocher, … Continue reading

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Praise

I found this canvas in a thrift shop and recycled it. The bright colors are showing through from the original thrift shop painting. I drizzled roofing tar on the canvas and then brought out some of the images which were … Continue reading

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Slow, swollen, unattractive

Slow, swollen, unattractive, difficult to work with, dead. Your husband cried when we told him.

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selfish lizard- twice resurrected poem of the day

Here is a little darkling of a poem that has been rattling around my brainpan. I’ll try to make something a little more upbeat for my next post. The image I have paired here is the 3rd panel in a … Continue reading

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For Ian Gold – 2 by Holderlin

RIPENED THE FRUIT… Ripened the fruit, in fire cast, baked And tried on the earth, and it is the law That all go back into it, like snakes, Prophetic, dreaming on The hills of the heavens. And there is so … Continue reading

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