Hope springs eternal. And in the Middle East, hope is eternally the opening act for disappointment. We hoped the Arab Spring would be the tsunami that would carry away the byzantine patriarchal religious cultures of the region, creating space for the eventual emergence of modern states genuinely…
My favorite days
Are all the ones
Or cakes —
"Bluesman Odell Gilmore."
Mr. Gilmore, who has lived most of his life in Athens and is a Korean War veteran, carries his harmonica with him and might play and sing some blues for you. He and his uncle, the late Neal Patman, often performed together. (Prints available at Crated.)
A stylized treatment of a stand of mushrooms in a backyard in Athens GA UGA. (Prints available at Crated.)
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.)