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The Psychology of Progressive Hostility

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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.

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some recent paintings

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...

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Find That Silver Lining

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...

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Sean D'Angelo

Yosemite John

(yeah…Bolton)

popped into my head. couldn't resist.

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perry grines
New London

Things approaching escape velocity tend to fall apart.

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.

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Etna

Lessons from my Dog #21

The meaning of life is fetch.

Relentlessly pursue an achievable goal. Achieve it. Repeat.

That's the whole deal.

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Etna

Gormenghast

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.

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Etna

About those “clocks”…

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...

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Etna

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

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She's just…y'know…kick-ass.

So elliptical and potent at the same time.

The latest album — A Man Alive — is a major new thing.

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Etna

This Study Proves Congress Literally Doesn’t Care What You Think

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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.)

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