Category Archives: Current Affairs

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring Blog Hop!

Join this Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring blog hop and have some fun with us! Are you anxious for the seasons to change? Is spring bursting out all over in your neighborhood? Continue reading

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Cassandra’s Castle

I first began reMartins_Raymakersearch for Cassandra’s Castle the same time a friend, Pat Stricklin and I began a genealogy research for her grandfather. It was said her grandpa was related to Portuguese royalty. We did find some information about him. Because of certain circumstances, he and her grandmother had never been photographed together. Touched by their lives, I felt compelled to paint a portrait of the two together. It was a very emotional experience for me. Continue reading

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Making Believe I know what I’m talking about?

Just a musing today! After doing my best to make a video with Premier Pro…well actually two or three videos, I was reminded what learning is all about. Again. At one time I came to a hurdle in my art … Continue reading

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Chief Seattle’s Thoughts (and a few of my photos)

That destiny is a mystery to us, for we do not understand when the buffalo are all slaughtered, the wild horses are tamed, the secret corners of the forest heavy with the scent of many men and the view of the ripe hills blotted by talking wires.

Where is the thicket? Gone. Where is the eagle? Gone. The end of living and the beginning of survival. Continue reading

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Pouraka: An Underwater Romance

All life comes to the same end whether on land or in the sea. Tas could accept that. It was not death that disturbed him. A mer’s passing oftentimes was graceful, as is the swaying of the ocean under a summer’s moon. If his mother had died naturally, he would have taken comfort in knowing she was fulfilling the final cycle of life.
But she didn’t die naturally.

Because of that, grief would adhere to him as mussels adhere to the pilings under the pier, skeletons of forgotten shapes crusting over remnants of a once-living creature.
Tas will never forget Continue reading

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Fencing in Today’s Reality

Anyone who has been a student of the sword is aware of the discipline and strategy it takes to wield one. Tonight I just read that the North Dakota State University campus has banned the sport of fencing from their … Continue reading

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