What is a “good dog?” For most people, a “good dog” is one that behaves like the ones they see on TV or in the movies. A dog that does what is expected and never does what is not wanted. A dog that conforms to our vision of what we want. But is that fair? Do we love dogs for what they are or for what we imagine they are supposed to be?
Archives for June 2014
Whether you’re a teenager or the parent of one, road trips will inevitably be discussed at some point. Here are a few ground rules both teens and parents can agree on.
Following your bliss is not about gratifying your personal desire for pleasure; it is about “doing what you absolutely must do to be yourself.”
I really can’t predict where my next image will come from. When I find an old building, a fishing boat, or items no longer used or discarded I can’t help but think of all the people, the lives that would have been in contact with the rooms, boats or items.
Carlos feels that ultimately artists are responsible for contributing to the social processes by creating spaces where people can come together and find those subtle personal expressions and feelings that make us unique while at the same time connect us to each other.
With sales dwindling as I wound down the company, I thought I’d have to couch-surf and beg, borrow or steal. Returning the two company cars was the first time in my life where I wasn’t financially stable enough to own a car. And then the whole mess ended in bankruptcy; for me, not him. That was fun. Then a dear friend stepped up and offered me a wee spot to rest.
How much of our “need” to be productive is driven by external pressures that are more about making someone else rich and/or powerful, than about fulfilling some internal human desire?
Look closely at the paintings by Janet Vanderhoof and one experiences light in the contrast of bright colors, particularly red. Light radiates thinly through her cityscapes. Allow your eyes to linger and you discover how the light shifts, moving among the pedestrians in a crosswalk, reflecting and refracting through the streets of Chinatown, or is held in the petals of flowers.
Life is a miracle. It is precious and is the greatest gift you will ever receive. It is the quintessential definition of the word, ‘unique’. You see, in the entire universe, there is only one you, and you are irreplaceable. So please, don’t text and drive!
This image, like the other two presented here, is a digital art image, based on a photograph, then manipulated on the computer, to result in a fanciful depiction of tulips grown in my garden.