Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Transcendant Subject: Anatomy

Monday, February 23, 2009

Freddie the Freeloader

Where did the Fugitives go? Were they incarcerated? Did they survive their last gig? Do they sleep with Hoffa?

Stay tuned, and we will explore the urban legends together.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Concurrent Themes

"It is not always an easy matter to extricate one's self from a situation in which one is involved, or perhaps entangled. It is easy to think that you can, or that others think that life's predicaments exist in sharply-delineated colors and not mottled shades and blurred edges. The wheat and the tares grow up together, and you can't uproot one without pulling up some of the other (Matthew 13: 24-30). Which isn't usually what the plan was... [SOURCE]"

"Wisdom dictates forethought and planning to provide for eventualities. Time was needed. The passage of time allowed for the institution of slavery to develop and grow, so time's passage also was required for its demise. [ibid]"

"Jefferson wrote, "We have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the other." (Miller, John Chester, The Wolf by the Ears: Thomas Jefferson and Slavery). [ibid]"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

See my eyes
behind my eyes
bottled there
a thousand questions
that expressed
give birth to
thousands more

Monday, February 16, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Report from the Middle

Taking into consideration expenses like rent, phone bills and commutes, New Yorkers need to pull down $123,000 in annual salaries to have the same standard of living as someone making $50,000 in Houston. The Big Apple may be the worst -- but the price of middle class living in other cities might surprise you.

What Does It Take to Be Middle Class?
posted: 10 HOURS 11 MINUTES AGO

(Feb. 7) - Enjoying a comfortable life in New York City comes with a much higher price tag than it does in any other American city -- In fact, Big Apple residents need to have salaries well into the six figures to even be considered "middle class," a new study finds.
The study released by the Center for an Urban Future compares the cost of living in Manhattan to other major cities -- and the results are staggering.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Portraiture Lost: Twenty-nine Paintings Behind

W.I.P. ~Work in Progress
by Pat Darnell
When younger, I started sanding off the back of my guitars, and drawing on them... and I don't know why. Here is the oldest of them that I have saved over 34 years. The date says 1974, but I remember this as my first guitar I bought for eight dollars way back in 1964, at an open air shop in Acapulco. I had to retire the guitar because the action got to be 1/2 inch from string to neck, as the top panel began to warp from tension of strings and natural warpages... The wood this drawing is on is of the "I don't know" type, and the rest is the same category. It really is India ink put down with a stylus...

The scene is pretty much self-explanatory as a sort of Garden of Eden work in progress.

I remember now that I planned to go back and add the residents, Adam and Eve later. But my mom found my sketches of nudes, and really slammed me with it... and got Dad involved. So I shied away from those subjects... well... to this day.

Moms can be our first moral compass; no lie. She still looks for the "nudies" that I might collect or study, and dabble with. I have to put them behind stuff before she arrives, to this day.