Welcome…

… but be forewarned. You’ve stumbled onto my patch of cyber “real” estate. If odd drawings of semi-naked, not-so-polite people will offend you, limit your views to the “Published Work” pages. Don’t go to… Continue reading

SHIFT HAPPENS

It could be that the great USA experiment (“government by the people…,” “…pursuit of happiness,” blah blahblah) is over. And not like Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History.” No, its demise is more a… Continue reading

“Hi, I’m … and I’m a politician.”

“Great men are almost always bad men” wrote John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton in 1887. This was no doubt observed many times, many millennia before him and seems be true as I write… Continue reading

ART FOR ARTIST’S SAKE

You may say that an artist is what he or she does, if that what he or she makes is art—however you define that—then, its creator is an artist. But you could also… Continue reading

THE POND BEHIND THE SAUSAGE FACTORY

Welcome to America, where we think we are free, but we really aren’t. We are fish in a pond, free to swim in circles or to stop swimming and “drown,” free to eat… Continue reading

SOCIAL PARASITISM

This post is a fish as human anthropomorphism as a metaphor for ARTWORLD. But it’s not perfect, as the supposed parallels are often not there and my biology ain’t all right either. Let… Continue reading

THERE’S NO APP FOR THIS

Current events bring to mind the adverts in the print ‘zines sent to old folks like me. Not the “I’ve fallen and can’t get [it] up!” ones, but the ones about the simple… Continue reading

HE PLAYS ONE ON TV

It would be foolish to think politics is not theater. Is it not a show? Don’t its actors speak lines with varying levels of sincerity and skill? Isn’t it the case where the… Continue reading

LOW INTRIGUE AND THE LITTLE ARTS

THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT MINORITY of folk who feel they had it better some time ago. They believe that electing someone who pisses off the “establishment” is gonna bring those good times back.… Continue reading

WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

YOU CAN CERTAINLY SAY that’s the way it is today, The world seems turned upside down compared to the way it was in the 60s, 50s, the 18 or 1690s, even—you pick your… Continue reading

HALCYON DAZE

“The old myth that his raft, his world, is especially favoured and protected now seems ridiculous. He has seen and understood the message from the distant supernovae; he knows the sun is growing… Continue reading