A March tulip tripled and given a blue background. (Prints available at Crated.)
Big! That’s the ticket!
Let’s go big!
Let’s build to the sky!
Big and high and wide!
And loud! Boom!
Let’s go boom!
Fast and loud
And big and wide
Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!
Maybe the willingness of “several” as-yet-unnamed Arab governments to join in airstrikes against the Islamic State indicates at least a grudging acceptance that the Islamic State is their mess more than ours and a greater immediate threat to them than to us. If they are unwilling to put their…
Grasshopper: What is secret to happiness?
Master Po: Three pillars of happiness are (1) do not love happiness, love peace; (2) do not expect miracles in Holy Land, expect nothing; (3) do not give heart to football team, give heart to jazz.
"All Clap Hands."
Carl Lindberg gets the joint jumpin’ during a performance by the jazz ensemble Squat at Hendershot’s in Athens GA USA. (Prints available at Crated.)
"Before the Dinner Crowd."
A stylized photograph of a view along Prince Avenue in Athens GA USA on a Friday evening. (Prints available at Crated.)
Twice this month, teachers have been wounded by handguns at school. In Idaho, a professor’s concealed handgun discharged accidentally, wounding him in the foot during class. In Utah, an elementary school teacher’s concealed handgun discharged accidentally in a school restroom, wounding her in the leg. Either of these incidents easily could have resulted in the wounding or killing of a student or other bystander.
For all of its ferocity, the Islamic State arguably is not the greater threat to Syria’s Assad and to his sponsors in Iran. In fact, the thinking in Damascus and Tehran may be that the IS should be left off the leash long enough to gobble up the other rebel factions in Syria before it is crushed….
Having grown up in the shadow of the Second World War, a child of two veterans of that war, I’m all too susceptible to appeals to patriotism when my President — yes, even a President named Bush — commits the nation to military action. I bought into both wars against Saddam, to my regret and…
"Love at My Feet."
A stylized image of the word “love” on a sidewalk in Athens GA USA. (Prints available at Crated.)