When did owning guns become ok?

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/nikolas-cruz-we-had-this-monster-living-under-our-roof-and-we-didnt-know/ar-BBJgp8y?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp Apparently the adoptive guardians of Nik Cruz, the assailant of the recent school shooting in Florida, said they were totally unaware that their son’s friend was even capable of this. Click on the above link to read the full article. And the fact that this kid owned an arsenal of assorted weapons wasn’t enough […]

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The Physics of Common Sense

I am re-posting this piece as it appears to have slipped through the net. Enjoy!   Validating one’s moment to moment experience is an important thing. It underpins our sense of identity, and has the power to either reinforce or destroy relationships, and I refer to all interrelationships with others. When our individual integrity is […]

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View From San Giorgio

I’ve spent the best part of the morning today perusing the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art’s collection of etchings by James McNeill Whistler, especially of London, and Venice in the latter part of the 1800s. Apart from having fallen in love with his sketches, and being inspired to begin sketching again, I thought I would […]

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Choice

The problem with not recognising that we are solely responsible for our own happiness is that we spend nearly all of our time looking to blame someone else for the way we feel. We credit others with the power to either lift us up, or bring us down, when that job is ours, and ours […]

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United Santa Association

…’cos we all know there is more than one of these fellows. Obviously caught in the off-season about to enjoy a little R&R perhaps, via the good graces of Amtrak as he’d just arrived at Washington DC’s Union Station. Bodyguard in tow – probably an elf – face obscured for security reasons, and dressed in […]

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Everybody Loves a Seagull…

I did always say that when I retired I would focus more on being an artist. Keeping true to my word, that’s what I now spend most of my time doing, when I’m not travelling and taking pictures. The kind of art, or rather how I’ve been producing it differs considerably from my original plan, […]

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Home From Home: Three Urban Landscapes

Originally posted on Phi:
Three very different urban landscapes taken on my travels in recent years, and converted to Oil Paintings. Each place has especial significance for me. Each autobiographical in some way. Trying to capture that sense of personal connection in each painting through use of colour and detail was my objective. Even if…

Unfinished Masterwork

After about six hours work I am letting the digital paint dry, so to speak. The plan was to recreate something of an unfinished masterwork, as if the artist had run out of funds in the middle of the project. The bit I love the most about being an artist, and a visual editor is […]

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The Art of Cheating

  If you’re going to cheat, then be sure to do it well. In fact, do it so well that it becomes an art form in itself. If you contrive and manipulate to create an artistic representation of the world around you that gives you and others pleasure, such as through the medium of photography […]

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Gumballs!

    I had to re-post this, just because it made me laugh, and I thought it deserved another round. I was actually trying to accumulate all of the work I’ve done on this book of mine over the past years, when I came across this piece. Ah, but for the pleasures of getting sidetracked, […]

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