All posts tagged: art

Harking — Yet Another Travelogue

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It’s July. And July means a bunch of things. It means spring is over — it’s now summer and that means the cicadas are buzzing and I can start mowing the lawn a little less, um, continuously. It means roses in the front yard. It means trophies, including my absolutely all-time favorite one. (My fingers grew back, thanks for asking.). And it means birthdays. Our friend to the south has one. ‘We‘ have one (good […]

Sinning

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I don’t deal well with change. That isn’t entirely true. Perhaps I should instead say ‘I don’t deal well with every kind of change’; I deal with some kinds of change just fine. Other kinds, not so much. And change just for the sake of change (especially when proposed demanded by a guy in a suit) even less. But it wouldn’t be wrong to say that, in a lot of ways, I value stability. Coincidentally, […]

Booting

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I was walking down the sidewalk the other day when I had a minor epiphany (very minor — only I could have such a pathetic epiphany) — it occurred to me that, all things considered, this isn’t a bad place to live. You wouldn’t know it from my maunderings, of course: I’ve ranted at length about the misdirected cleverness of the shadowy figures that make incomprehensible decisions about parking, I’ve whined about the brain trust […]

Panning

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(If this is a little rough, blame Michelle.) I am not an authority figure in a hat. I don’t much like authority figures and I don’t particularly care for hats either. Despite this, I acknowledge that occasionally the stars and planets align in such a way that ‘they’ can say something that contains a grain of truth. Occasionally. In particular, one (faux) authority figure said something like “I may not know much about art, but […]

Painting

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I like wineries. I could say “we” like wineries because this is something I share with Ms. Rose although her reasons are not what you’d call ‘identical’ to mine. For one thing, I don’t drink wine. At all.  Most businesses that don’t sell a product I use, well, I ignore them.  The folks that make marmite? The folks that make SPAM? Disney? Wineries are different. For one thing, they’re sort of like pizza places (sort […]