“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
“A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right, and evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by a majority.”
“If a doctor, lawyer or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing troubled the doctor, lawyer or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the teacher’s job.”
“If someone says something unkind about you, live so no one will believe it.”
“Wise men speak when they have something to say. Fools speak because they have to say something.”
“Not all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a mans character, give him power.”
Tomi Lahren is a big deal these days. Propped up by her good looks, she’s become a popular voice for the alt-right people and young conservative millennial. I think this young woman (and I feel old for even typing those words) has a lot to learn. A lot to learn about history. A lot to learn about human nature. A lot to learn about life. A lot to learn about so many topics. It’s a shame, she’s bright but not smart enough to know what she doesn’t comprehend.
Find out for yourself. Watch this interview with Trevor Noah (of the Daily Show) in its entirety.
“Yes, the sun will rise each day, but the continuing rotation of the Earth should not be your baseline expectation of American society.”
Can you see it…hiding behind that pole?
Installed my third large scale artwork this week with he help of a couple of friends. I will admit, it’s slightly slanted. However, I’ll also admit, this ain’t easy. That said, making this work has been an exciting adventure.
Next month, there will be more to come. But first I must go on vacation.
“A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”
Working in the studio again tonight. Making more progress on new work. At least I hope so. Time to call it a night and take a look in the morning. Ah yes, the morning after studio look. Sometimes all is good, other times it’s not. Hopefully, tomorrow I will like the decisions I made tonight.
As summer moves forward, I continue to make progress on some new work. Stay tuned, much more to come.
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
“It’s hard to win an argument with a smart person, but it’s damn near impossible to win one with a stupid person.”
I preach to anyone that will listen (especially to my forced audience, my students) that art is everywhere. That was proven true today for the infinite time as I made the short walk from my front door to my mailbox. I was amazed by the beautiful patterns the bright yellow-green pollen made as it washed away over the pavement in the parking lot just outside my door. Here is a still photo and a short video.
Lessons are learned the hard way.
Early on in 2016, I’ve been harshly reminded that I need to be my own best friend. The more I leave my fate to others, the more I am disappointed and forgotten. Quite often, it seems like the more I do for others the more I am taken for granted. I am tired of most people. Tired of people that say they’ll call you back, and then do not. Tired of people that say they’ll keep you posted, and then do not. Tired of people that disappear at the time they said they’d return your call. Tired of people that text asking a question and then never respond when you answer. Tired of people that are unapologetically self-serving. Tired of people that intentionally or obliviously say one thing and do another. Tired of people that tell you to be more patient after they manipulated hours of your time. Tired of people that never return the invitation. Tired of people that are offended when you emotionally express your opinions.
We’re all hypocrites, therefore at times I am tired of myself.
That’s why I need to remember to be my own best friend and not expect so much from others. It’s difficult for me – I like to do for others and tend to put their needs before mine and have high expectations in return. I need to remember that it’s my mind, it’s my spirit, it’s my physical well being. Therefore, I need to be there for myself and be first in my own life.
I will be my own best friend.