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 these 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.
What is Satan's pet name for you? Which demon spawned you in Hades? In which city did you come through your portal from hell? What was the name of the first girl you turned into a witch? Which demon do you find the most annoying? Which human organ do you consider to be the most … Continue reading 7 Security Questions for Damascus Goats
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
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Dear Lovely Laser Eyes, I understand you've got gobbledygook in your brain. You've decided to cut the word count of your novel from 121,000 words to 70,000 words? You're sick. ~Concerned Dear Concerned, It sounds like self-punishment, I know. But I think it might be self-love. Whuuut? Last week, I got some advice from an … Continue reading Kneeling at the Altar of the Word Count Gods