Making Sense and Nonsense: A Conversation at Vermillion

Last night I was privileged to hang out with my friend and collage artist extraordinaire Marty Gordon.   We decided to take in a conversation of seeming epic proportion at a Capitol Hill art gallery gathering place called Vermillion, where a man named John Boylan was hosting a artist-dense conversation on the notion of making …

The iPad Dilemma – Brilliant Distraction

So I love my iPad, and wonder if I should give it away. I've rejected that option, so I've got to come at the management of the onslaught of information (really terrific and entertaining information) in a new way.  Between Flipboard's visual delivery of Twitter and Facebook feeds, not to mention the curated brilliance of …

Trolling the Newsfeed, Choosing This Day…

What are we doing, texting these little updates? When my friend Carlos Nakar first told me about Twitter, I could not imagine anyone being interested to know I was, say, at Belle Pastry with my friend Jeffrey Crouch (for what is no doubt a God-ordained croissant--scrumptious), or in hearing my 140 character rumination on our …

Desecrating Beauty

I came across a long article entitled "Beauty and Desecration" by Roger Scruton, in which beauty is championed, defended against what Scruton calls its desecration at the hands of modern and post-modern artists who believe that art is primarily disruptor, disturber, and provoker.  He cites as evidence a Mozart opera produced in Berlin back in …

Musing on Perception

This is the kind of morning on which I wouldn't normally post.  Because I have things on my mind, mostly related to ontology vs. perception, but who wants to read about that?  Then there are the church issues, but again, who wants to read about that?  So much abstraction in my head while the sun …

No Country for Old Men

Okay, so I haven't been blogging. No explanations other than super busy. Moving forward... In the past couple of weeks, I've seen several films that I think give us a pretty good look at the postmodern sensibility in ways that matter. Probably the most haunting and memorable is the Cohen brothers' "No Country for Old …