A new friend of mine, Taro (name has been changed to protect the innocent) was visiting Portland, Oregon. Taro is a young Japanese artist and was having his first art show in the US. The day of the opening, he was really nervous. He'd been drinking beer like it was water. The opening was hugely … Continue reading Painfully Lost in Translation
Mason bees are easy bees to raise! But why would you want to? Because these days, bees need all the help they can get. Amiright? Also, mason bees are excellent pollinators, and they don't sting. They come out early when the temperature reaches about 50 degrees. They are excellent pollinators to increase your fruit yield … Continue reading How to Make a Mason Bee House
Juan Jose' and his son, Abel Juan Jose Ramos Medrano is the grandson of the renowned sculptor, Candelario Medrano. Candelario was a sewer pipe maker who began making ceramic sculptures out of the pipe clay. This became known as the “betus” clay tradition of ceramic art. The subjects of this playful artform are often … Continue reading Mexican Ceramicist Juan Jose Ramos Medrano
This past year, my wife and I traveled to Guadalara, Mexico to purchase original folk art for our gift shop, Hello! Good Morning!. We stayed with Stan and Jose´ at their wonderful bed and breakfast, Casa de Las Flores. Stan and Jose´ have been collecting art for over 30 years and have an incredible array … Continue reading Masks from Mexico
A few images from the march in Portland, Oregon.
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In theory, inclusion riders are a great idea. But the problem with inclusion riders is they don't address a more fundamental problem we have in our films and television shows: The racial and gender bias inherent in most screenplays. Including this one.
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(photo by Tucker Good) The Florida school shooting that killed 17 people was the 273rd attack in America since the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack in 2012. In total, 430 people have been shot, most of them kids. You can help prevent future shootings. How? By voting and sharing information with your friends on social … Continue reading How You Can Prevent School Shootings