politics, readings, recovery

Art Crawl: A note from the Voiceless

This is a time for courage.  We cannot stand back. "Art is really about that moment. I just couldn't take it any longer," said artist Phillip Hyman about his hooded angel.  (Click the image for the full story at CNN.) We have to stand together against hate. The art of protest can have an impact.… Continue reading Art Crawl: A note from the Voiceless

art, politics, writing

What Resonates

(Image by Dennis Hodges.  More on his work below) Climbing up the Gloss Mountains, I considered the plight of the Cherokee to whom the US allocated this land in 1835. We began taking it from them again within a generation. How did that feel? How did they actually stand up and face their children—by culture,… Continue reading What Resonates

books, global warming, politics, writing

Fire and Ice: August Absolute Write Blog Chain

So it’s 112 degrees outside, dozens of wildfires are still raging across my state, and the greatest minds in the world are developing new apps for the iPhone? Seriously folks, the planet needs some attention—but what can we normal folks do about it? I live in the Bible Belt where much of the past five… Continue reading Fire and Ice: August Absolute Write Blog Chain