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heartbroken — no words


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“Let the words be yours — I’m done with mine.”

A modern American hero died this week — farewell to John Perry Barlow: poet, essayist, cyber-libertarian, song lyricist, cattle rancher and all-around amazing adult. I’d rather not try to write any more words about such an incredible writer. There are … Continue reading

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Still Here — Still Aging

Granny sent me this birthday card once: It’s your birthday — so, you’re a little older…      (inside) SO WHAT?! So’s everybody else! Still one of my favorites… Tomorrow, September 24, is my birthday — I will celebrate turning … Continue reading

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Free Stuff

Who doesn’t like free stuff? Sure, there are some give-aways you wish you had never gotten and unsolicited junk mail samples galore. But there are indeed genuine free resources out there, and here’s a list of a few of them. Let’s … Continue reading

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Visions of James Darsey Nelson

“Anybody could do this if they just took the time to practice,” my new neighbor, Jim, said shortly after we met. We were sitting in his tiny trailer  in the shadow of a huge bluff 100 feet away, sipping cheap instant coffee, … Continue reading

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Twas the Day Before the Doodle Playground…

And I am busily trying to both prepare for leading this Creative Mornings Field Trip and procrastinate the particular tasks I should address to get ready. It has been awhile since I led a workshop, much less something more free-form … Continue reading

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BUSTED: Stealing Like an Artist

Not in the sense that Austin Kleon talks about. No, this is a story from long ago about stealing for my art — and getting arrested. Specifically, I was arrested for shoplifting 8mm movie film prepaid processing mailers to get my short rolls of … Continue reading

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