The author Barry Lopez passed away on Christmas Day, and we will truly miss him. His sentences were beautiful, and he was as well: setting an example as an artist, a citizen, and a human being. Thankfully, he left us with so much of his wisdom and heart, including this passage, on the subject of […]Barry Lopez: On Art and Living Well — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog
by Judith Curry No words. The only thing crazier than the U.S. election is this morning’s hurricane forecast. I have no words re the election. For a diversion, here is my hurricane forecast for Eta. Summary: current: TERRIBLE. forecast: CRAZY Latest from NHC (7 am EST): 145 mph max sustained winds, min pressure 936 mb, […]U.S. election discussion thread — Climate Etc.
I am re-posting this article by Judith Curry. Yes, the headline is somewhat misleading but I’m glad I clicked and read her post. There’s another hurricane coming.
Admit it. We all need a diversion from the election.
Artists and creatives in America have long sought out rural places to fuel their creativity, from the Hudson River School painters to Bob Dylan and The Band developing their music in Woodstock. But the arts in rural places are not just a byproduct of the scenery; they play a key role in spurring the innovation that ultimately leads to economic development and rising living standards. The myth that urban areas are creative and rural areas are not is just that: a myth.
Read the entire article at this link.
I left NY/NJ a long time ago for Dallas Texas.
I left Dallas Texas over 15 years ago for Oklahoma City.
I want to be more creative.
This is too good not to share.
Memo to Family:
I am not interested in any of the vintage instruments up for auction. Please use the money to buy a house or two instead. I’m quite happy with my cheap guitar produced by underpaid workers in Indonesia.
It’s Friday. I’ve been working very hard lately. I needed a break. I thought you could use a break too.