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WEiRD (talking to kids)

I went and talk to Whitefield Academy high school students last week. I was asked to tell them about my view on living a WEiRD life. I had never spoken to a high school before. I remember a couple men … Continue reading

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Tree Spirits (jellybeans and in-betweens)

PEOPLE BREAKING UP. PEOPLE BREAKING DOWN. FIRE. STORMS. FRIENDS. HARD LABOR AND CAT SCRATCHES. POLLEN AND DUST AND UNSEEN DANDER. MUSIC AND BEANS AND A PLATE OF YELLOW RICE. A PILE OF VINES IN THE GREEN GRASS FIELD. I TOOK … Continue reading

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A Time At Hambidge (painting during the last grips of winter while in a mountain studio)

I was left alone on the side of a hill in a cabin called Fisher Studio. It was a cold two weeks with everything from some snow to a violent thunderstorm that split a tree into many woody spears due … Continue reading

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Meeting Good Folks (the magic tree)

I get to meet a lot of great and inspiring people doing what I do. For that I am thankful. Some of the most inspiring are folks who have made a business and a life out of nothing. I always … Continue reading

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It Was Something Else (an interesting life)

It was something else. It was an interesting life. Secret Souls on a journey. They make all the music you have ever heard out of the same few notes. They painted all the pictures out of the same 3 colors … Continue reading

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Pink and Red All Over (paper ghost valentine show)

Pink and Red and Warm all over. Red and Warm and Pink all under. Warm and Pink and Red in the middle. I feel funny but just a tiny little. There is a little Valentine’s Day themed show this Saturday … Continue reading

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Back In The Saddle (driving around the eastern suburbs)

A storm was moving in.  I did not know it, as the sky looked blue and it felt more like March or April than early February. I had been real low and confused about things over the past few days. … Continue reading

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Shiny Top Notch (over under below above)

I have always like roadside oddities and signs for Hot Boiled Peanuts — odd monuments and country hand-made signs.  I like to ride along and see what all the hubbub is about. Usually the signs are better than what they … Continue reading

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If I Had Listened (I wouldn’t be me)

If I had listened to what they told me, or all of those friendly suggestions people send my way, I wouldn’t have: Grown my beard or Put up signs by the road or Climbed telephone poles or Come up with … Continue reading

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Baby Bones (drawing for a crowd)

After several missed attempts at an appearance, A week or so ago I attended the ABV Gallery “Drink-n-Doodle” event. I drew for 4 hours while many people watched myself and  a dozen others make art on paper. It was very loud … Continue reading

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