This is an essay by a conservative (referencing a book by a liberal — Jonathan Haidt's The Righteous Mind) talking about his perceptions of liberal intolerance.
Worth reading & thinking about — especially if you're a liberal.
words, music, light, ambient sound, fragments of conversation, the news, a lyric from a song, everything i hear and see and touch filters through and lodges in my mind until i come into the studio.
the process is something like automatic writing. the pictures just happen.
this body of work deals...
Rainbows are funny things. They can make even the darkest of days look magical, you just need to find the right angle. This one appeared during a late winter squall in the middle of April near Lyme, NH.
The Upper Valley, to me, is like that rainbow. To really see it shine, sometimes you have to go...
popped into my head. couldn't resist.
What I was thinking when I jotted this down is that when forces of any kind — empires, commonly held opinions, pop culture trends, art movements, ideologies — appear to be on the verge of breaking free of all constraints and achieving permanent dominance, their decline has usually already begun.
There appears to be something built into the universe that dislikes excess power, and tends to bring it down.
I find this comforting.
Generally. And especially now.
Relentlessly pursue an achievable goal. Achieve it. Repeat.
That's the whole deal.
I first read Gormenghast waaay back in high school…and hardly a day has gone by since that I haven’t recalled its characters or astonishing language. Fantasy, technically…but mostly a great work of art.
I’ve finally figured it out: The clock tower on the F. W. Webb building — at the intersection of Route 120 & Etna Road — isn’t actually intended to tell the time at all…it’s an art installation about the idea of time!
Though I like to think of myself as a reasonably astute person, with fairly...
You know about this?
A Princeton/Northwestern study reached some very disturbing conclusions about our…"democracy."
(The source is hard-left, but the content is hard to dispute.)