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NAVAJO CODE TALKERS


“How The Navajos Got The Blanket” watercolor painting by Kayti Sweetland Rasmussen _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The reservation is a private world, a world of beauty, of great silences, of contemplation. They are a people steeped in myth and mystery. In that beauty and silence one’s whole world and way of looking at the world would be changed. […]

IT’S A PUZZLEMENT


It’s a dilemma that has been occupying my mind for some time now. How do all those pills we take know where to go? Seriously, I’m pretty sure there are not street signs directing this one to the heart, another one to the stomach, and a third to your headache. Yet each morning, we religiously […]

MAREK EDELMAN, THE JEWISH HERO HISTORY FORGOT


Drawing by Raymond Verdaguer Seventy years ago today,a group of young men and women fired the shots that began the largest single act of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust. The Warsaw Ghetto uprising was an extraordinary act of courage in the face of certain death. In 1940, the Nazis herded over half a million Polish […]

CONVERSATIONAL PING PONG


“Talkin’ It Over” watercolor by kayti sweetland rasmussen Good conversation has a beginning and an end. I regret to say that some people don’t know how to end one. Let me explain: first, check out their body language. No, that doesn’t mean to give unnecessary attention to certain parts of their body. If they begin […]

A BEST MOMENT AWARD!


Many thanks to The EyeDancers for nominating me for a Best Moment Award! Considering all the wonderful blogs out there in cyberspace, I am humbled to be nominated. Two years ago, I knew nothing about blogging. I had undergone a complete shoulder replacment, which ended my many years as a sculptor and potter, at least […]

THE NOT-SO-MAD HATTER


“The Joyous Leaping of Uncanned Salmon” by T. Geisel Theodore Geisel collected hats. He even encouraged visitors to wear one of his hats when they came to call. Hats were an obsession with him, and there were many which were weird enough to have been created especially for the characters in the books he wrote […]

SILVER BELLS AND COCKLE SHELLS


< Watercolor painting by kayti sweetland rasmussen **************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** How does it happen that all the trees are bare skeletal armatures one day, and the very next day they burst out into full leaf? Two weeks ago the entire town was blooming with flowering pear and redbud trees, and now that has given way to a […]