Thanks. I'll add that to my list.
You can always join our Iyengar class at The Studio in Manitou Springs on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 530 :) . It's at 65 Beckers Lane.
Very well written! I can feel the derby love in every statement.
Thanks for writing this article on us!! Hope to see you and everyone else attend our next bout! Deuces to your mom!
not sure where you got the 'DJ' in 'DJ Tall City', since not only am I not a character on Full House, I also will not be a 'DJ' tomorrow. You've been watching so much TV you are hearing voices.
Fascinating -- great article!
An amazing group!
It was a great show, they swapped stories and well cussed like "sailors". They did a meet and greet after the show, which was awesome. Got to get up close and personal with them. Is and will always be one of my favorite shows.
I knew a Charles Rockey, artist, that lived in Chicago, when I was a kid. And he was from Colorado. Could this possibly be the same guy? Very hard to tell by the pictures as I was about 16 and he maybe 28. That would make him about 82 now. Could this be? He was an excellent, unrecognised artist at the time. I was intrigued by his picture about alcoholism.......
a person trying to exit the bottle. If it is our "Rockey" I'd love to hear from him. Please pass on my email address, or let me know how I can get in touch with him. Thanks, Gloria Russell
I ALWAYS see lightbulbs flashing above Don Goede's head. :-) This will be an amazing, superfun event. I can't wait!
Best bet is to periodically check in with Josh at Lofty's. You could swing in for coffee or just keep on eye on their Facebook page. Of course if we hear anything, we'll make some noise about it, too.
Sounds really interesting. How will we know if/when the comic will be published? I'd love to get a chance to "read" it.
Thank you so much for sharing my story!!
I've known Tom and Paul for a long time also, Edie's interviewing skills speak volumes of her passion for people and her ability to share her observations. Her story takes on a personal quality, for those who are just meeting Tom they can carry away an image of the man as he is; complex, multifaceted and yet simply rural at the root. Thank you for your portrait of a very special person, you've shared him in a manner you can stretch your arms around.
I have know Tom and Paul for many years and I was quite amazed at your insight into this complex and talented man called SPIEL. Your insight and use of words to describe this "gentle man" made me feel like I was sitting in the same room observing him and his works. He is quite an amazing soul and you captured him through your interview and words BEAUTIFULLY.........Loraine
We translated your article into Spanish and posted it on our website:
It is one of our favorites.
Just how poorly written can one article on Edward Curtis be? I thought "journalists" were supposed to check facts--perhaps when the paper is free the "journalist" isn't paid and therefore shouldn't be called a journalist? I can't hold Milteer to such a standard--although he gets a lot of it wrong as well. I can say that I'm unlikely to lend any of my Curtis photogravures or master-prints to his museum with his understanding of Curtis though I've done so for several other Colorado, Texas, and California museums.
J.P. Morgan did not commission Curtis--although he and his foundation provided nearly half of the cost for the North American Indian (NAI). Edward Curtis was never given a timeline to complete the NAI--he thought he could do it in five more years when he got the fist installment from Morgan, but he'd been working on it for five years before he convinced Morgan to help. As to Curtis failing his "charge" well the NAI was his idea and his project and the only "charge" that he got from Morgan was to make it the highest quality book possible--I do not, nor do many others, believe that he failed in that charge.
Photogravures are not reproduced through etchings--it's too much to go into in this comment, but a simple bit of research with Google would solve that problem. Perhaps the writer is confusing using acid to etch the plate that's used to make the impression with an etching?
There's no real controversy in the Curtis images today--they are what Curtis said they were, an artistic representation of the North American Indian before the white man came. Christopher Lyman wrote a controversial book called "The Vanishing Race and Other Illusions" financed by a grant from the Library of Congress where he is critical of Curtis. It is from this single source that all the manufactured "controversy" comes from and from which poor journalists and plagiarizing college students write their essays. Lyman has, since writing his book, admitted that his conclusion were wrong. Yes, Curtis on one or two images, removed things such as modern clocks and he did loan a shirt to a subject to wear that came from another tribe--he made no attempt to hide this and it's only controversial if you cite Lyman's book. I need not apologize for Curtis, his work speaks for itself--as does the work of this journalist.
Sinkem, perhaps YOU should know what you are talking about. Peter Bethune was indeed on the boat and indeed deliberately drove it into the Japanese vessel. It was not "dead in the water" and the videos on YouTube CLEARLY show that it was producing propulsion/a wake about 15 seconds prior to the collision.
He indeed WAS convicted and your stats on the Japanese judicial process are WAY off base. The Japanese go to great lengths to prevent abuse. They are some of the most passive police officers you will EVER meet.
He was sentenced to 5 years because that was the max they could get. They didn't make up any laws and they convicted him of laws that were valid (age does not invalidate a law or act of government...unless you are willing to forgo your civil rights in America just because they were written in the 1780s)
Yes, they broke some laws, but they aren't stupid. A more maneuverable vessel has the obligation to avoid less maneuverable vessels. To more easily demonstrate this concept, it also applies in the air: Hot air balloons have the ultimate right-of-way since their movements are dictated solely by airflow. Dirigibles (i.e. Hindenburg & Goodyear blimp) have the next right of way since they can somewhat control their movements, but not very rapidly. Lastly are other aircraft (prop planes, jets, helicopters, etc) since they can rapidly move in all directions. In the case of these boats, the Japanese vessel had the right of way and the other boat was obliged to move out of the way, not jump in front of them. The Japanese court rightly concluded that the other boat caused the damage. Just because they didn't sink it doesn't mean a conviction isn't warranted; they intentionally created a hazard on the high seas. They deserve the punishment they got.
If you ignore laws without regard for the consequences, don't be surprised when "the law" comes knocking. Martin Luther King and Ghandi both successfully got laws changed through nonviolent protest. They were convicted of crimes and served time. The difference between them and these kooks is that MLK and Ghandi NEVER claimed innocence (or distorted the facts/claimed that the ends justified the means/etc).
Minke Whales (the vast majority of the whales hunted by the Japanese) aren't even threatened at all and are doing fine. FAR more whales are killed annually by large ships running into them. In fact the number of whales killed by humans due to whaling vs those killed by other means is about 15% to 85%.
Oh, and species fitness CAN be improved by culling. Deer are at record highs across the US and are at population levels ABOVE what was present in the 1500s when westerners first arrived. Hunting thins the herds and allows for a more natural growth.
"It's a shame none of the stupid humans die before breeding these days." I see you haven't heard of the Darwin awards...
I am amazed. I saw a bit on the TV show, "Caught On Camera", which I wouldn't usually bother to watch, about Jason doing the french fry and ketchup piece. I saw as the piece went on, Jason drawing a portrait of a child that looked to me like a photograph, and thought how great he was an an artist. I was amazed then to find out that he's not really all that much into art! It's like having a gift and then never opening it. I respect Jason's decision though, and see that he has tried to make it in other areas. In the end though, I am glad to see that he did end up plying his trade as an artist. I am 57 years old, and am not usually smitten by anyone's talents, but I found myself looking him up on the internet in the hope that I might one day be able to meet him face to face. When I saw he was in Colorado Springs, and that I had perhaps delivered mail to his folks both at their business and at their home over time, I was excited. I might be able to actually meet Jason. I think I'd just like to spend some time talking to him and maybe watching him work on his latest piece of art. I love that he listed his degree in college as a Rogue Scholar. I feel the same of myself.
Chewbacca, what a picture. I like it .
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