art · Chuang Tzu · poetry · politics · shadows · Word of the Day Challenge

K’un, the great fish

  Ellen Goodman interview of Ai Weiwei, including early life and going up to the present:   Exhibition now showing in L.A.: Exhibition now showing in L.A. 9/27/18 L.A. Times article on Ai Weiwei's exhibition now showing in L.A. Ai Weiwei drifting - art, awareness and the refugee crisis | DW Documentary:  … Continue reading K’un, the great fish

exploitation · justice · politics · Word of the Day Challenge


image link Word of the Day Challenge -- rubric BILL COSBY INITIAL PRISON THERAPY RUBRIC Date: ASAP Quarterly Updates for the Next ____Years Report #: 1 OBJECTIVE EXCELLENT 2 pts. COMPETENT 1 pt. NEEDS WORK 0 pts. SCORE Knowledge/ Understanding 20% I understand that my cycle of drugging then sexually victimizing others is wrong and… Continue reading Zero

gaslighting · music · politics · Word of the Day Challenge


image link An orange billboard, festooned with strands of yellow straw, designed to swivel on a point greased with rancid lard. Gaslighter * He tweets it out at night The mean and callous type Something's new, always different from before. Judging and spinning Ooh, maga's cheer and lefties running for the door He flips the… Continue reading Gaslighter

art · politics · Uncategorized

Ai WeiWei

Chinese artist, Ai WeiWei, has been known as a rabble rouser in China, New York, and across the planet.  Last summer, we were fortunate enough to have several of his pieces on exhibit at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids.  Since then I've developed an interest in his life, political history,… Continue reading Ai WeiWei

justice · politics · theory

The Second Third

image link Over 20 years ago, a class assignment was given to interview someone connected with my field of study.  I chose to interview a judge that had been at it for probably 40 years.  I wanted to try to get a sense of what conclusions he had drawn over his years on the bench… Continue reading The Second Third