Sorry ’bout not posting for a while: How to read my blog

I apologize for not posting anything for a while. Did you miss me? We have finally sold the old abode and are now ensconced in our mountain cabin, where I will learn how to live in cold weather again. Please note the “I Want to Read More” at the end of this tease-graf and there underneath the Print and other social buttons, assuming you are on the first page of the blog. The first page consists of excerpts of 6… I want to read more

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I’m in!!!

Believe it or not, one of my abstract expressionist paintings has been accepted into a juried art show, ArtAbility, in Malvern, PA. All art accepted for the show is also for sale so if you happen to want to add Bluedots to your collection, you need to buy it through ARtAbility. But I have many more for sale at my web site. Stop by for a visit.

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The art world is too “realistic”; judging issues

As I have gotten more confident about my painting over the past year, I have entered more competitions. And I have come to one conclusion about the Judge and/or Juror(s) in these things. They seem to be biased against people who, like me, paint abstracts. I liken it to asking the question (and pardon my image-making…): who has more artistic cojones and/or talent, someone who tries to paint a bowl of fruit or someone who tries to paint a fart?… I want to read more

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But wait! There’s more….

As usual, I wrote my last blog post quickly and left some points out. Tell me, should blog posts be edited carefully and thoughtfully, like a formal speech, or should they be written and thrown out into the ether without much in the way of second thoughts? I’m not sure. Should they be long or short? What I also wanted to say has to do with the news media, with reporters, whom many on the right have come to loathe,… I want to read more

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The war against the media

(The animation has nothing to do with the post, I am just trying to boost readership. It is my Page 3….) The media are under attack. This has been going on for some time now. Only some of it is deserved. The media, especially print newspapers, are under attack on two fronts: from potential advertisers who have come to believe that print is becoming irrelevant and from those to the right side of the political spectrum who have begun to… I want to read more

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GSP misteaks I hate

As a former teacher of writing, I have several writing errors that just drive me almost literally crazy. Here are just a few, in no particular order. I have probably made a few errors in this post, er, ah, just to test your ability to catch them Good luck! The possessive error, usually the famous its vs. it’s, but sometimes it is the related error: using the possessive when the plural is called for. (Clearly I do not mind ending… I want to read more

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