Sunday, August 25, 2019

Thought for the Day

Contemplation is any way one has 
of penetrating illusion and touching reality.
~ Parker Palmer

Quoted from Parker Palmer, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity and Getting Old (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018, page 57

Parker Palmer, Author, Educator, Activist; Founder, Center for Courage and Renewal

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Thought for the Day

Is the world to be thought / a greater scandal / to God / 
than to us?. . .
~ Rev. Daniel Berrigan


Quoted from Daniel Berrigan's Poem "Creation" in And the Risen Bread: Selected Poems, 1957-1997 (Fordham University Press, 1998), page 414

Daniel Berrigan (1921-2016), American Jesuit Priest, Peace/Anti-War Activist, Poet, Author, Playwright

Thursday, August 15, 2019

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

Peter Clark, Bullie for You, 2019
Mixed Media, 41" x 41"
© Peter Clark


If you are sweltering through our August Dog Days (or is that Daze?), take a moment to get out of the heat and power up your computer to see my new Artist Watch feature at the online arts magazine Escape Into Life. There you will find some very cool and altogether unique collages — of dogs, of course — by full-time artist Peter Clark.

Peter, who is based in London, England, travels the world in search of source materials for his exquisitely crafted and much-sought-after collages. Everything from wrapping paper to musical scores finds its way into his beautiful and witty work.

Today's Artist Watch showcases eight of Peter's full-of-character collages, an Artist Statement, and a brief biography, as well as links to his Website and Instagram account. If you still need cooling down, stay with your computer and click on the links for Portland Gallery and Gilman Contemporary, where you can see additional images of Peter's work.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Thought for the Day

. . .  And death is this thread of spider's web snapping. . . .
~ T. Crunk

Quoted from T. Crunk's "Twilight" in New Covenant Bound (The University Press of Kentucky, 2010), page 48

T. Crunk, American Poet, Fiction Writer, Children's Books Author; 1994 Winner of Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize

Crunk's collections include Living in the Resurrection, Parables and Revelations, and To His Son.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Name and Remember Them

Gerhard Richter, Candle

Requiescat in Pace

Dayton, Ohio, August 4, 2019

Megan K. Betts, 22

Monica E. Brickhouse, 39

Nicholas P. Cumer, 25

Derrick R. Fudge, 57

Thomas J. McNichols, 25

Lois L. Oglesby, 27

Saeed Saleh, 38

Logan M. Turner, 30

Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, 36

El Paso, Texas,  August 3, 2019*

Jordan Anchondo, 25

Andre Anchondo, 24

Arturo Benavides, 60

Leonard Campos, 41

Angelina Silva Englisbee, 86

Maria Flores, 77

Raul Flores, 77

Jorge Calvillo Garcia, 61(Mexican National)

Adolfo Cerros Hernandez, 68 (Mexican National) (Married to Sara Esther Regalado)

Alexander Hoffman, 66

David Johnson, 63

Luiz Juarez, 90

Maria Eugenia Legarreta Rothe, 58 (Mexican National)

Maribel Loya, 56 

Gloria Irma Marquez, 61 (Mexican National)

Ivan Filiberto Manzano, 45 (Mexican National)

Elsa Mendoza de la Mora, 57 (Mexican National)

Margie Reckard, 63

Sara Esther Regalado, 66 (Mexican National)

Javier Amir Rodriguez, 15

Teresa Sanchez, 82

Juan de Dios Velazquez Chairez, 77 (Mexican National) 

* Washington Post dated August 6, 2019.

Gilroy, California,  July 28, 2019

Trevor Irby, 25

Stephen Romero, 6

Keyla Salazar, 13

Thought for the Day

. . . If we live by holding onto stories too much[,]
we don't meet life in the moment, nor can we
meet each other with openness. . . .
~ John Siddique

Quoted from John Siddique, "Love Is Now", The Mindful Living Show, June 13, 2019

John Siddique, British Spiritual Teacher, Poet, Author; Creative Producer, Mentor, Consultant; Founder, Authentic Living

John Siddique on FaceBook and Instagram