Spain And The Art of Bringing In Tourism Dollars By Ruining Irreplaceable Art

From the country that brought you Monkey Christ now comes what I will call with absolutely no affection, “Gumby in a dress with sheep.” This is only the most recent example of a decades long issues that has plagued Spain. So much so that a tourism industry has popped up around badly restored art. They’reContinue reading “Spain And The Art of Bringing In Tourism Dollars By Ruining Irreplaceable Art”

Thoughts On Mary Wollstonecraft’s Statue

Born in 1759, Mary Wollstonecraft was an early feminist and I learned of her first as the mother of Mary Shelley, the mother of Science Fiction. While she was born to what many would call an abusive family by modern standards, what she experienced as childhood was common for women at the time. By aContinue reading “Thoughts On Mary Wollstonecraft’s Statue”

Macrophotography Adventure Along Skalkaho Road

South of Hamilton, Montana there’s a left turn onto a road near a powder coating and manufacturing shop with a small gravel parking lot on the right hand side of the road before you cross over the railroad tracks. That turn takes you onto Montana Highway 38 – Skalkaho Road or Skalkaho Highway. (All picturesContinue reading “Macrophotography Adventure Along Skalkaho Road”

Just Add Solvent – A Poem

Here’s a new poem for everyone. Just Add Solvent If this were a watercolorThis is when the rain would comeFat drops of water swallowingPigments into murky purplesRunning down pagesBlurring the edgesAlready fuzzy; obfuscated If this were a bar you’d be drinkingDowning a shot to diluteThe troubled thoughts in your veinsStretching you taught til you snapBreakingContinue reading “Just Add Solvent – A Poem”