apparently the key to happiness is to have a long and shitty winter
and if you can’t have that, surround yourself with deadly wildlife
or maybe these countries have free or reasonably priced health care, good education and costs nothing or very little, marriage equality(not all do however on the list but they at least aren’t extremely homophobic either), decent minimum wages, stable economies, low crime rates and so forth and also deadly wildlife because we protect our environment
As they were riveting the bolt of his collar shackle with great whacks of the hammer at the back of his neck, he wept, he choked on tears that prevented him from speaking; the only thing he managed to get out from time to time was: “I was a pruner in Faverolles.” Then, sobbing all the while, he raised his right hand and lowered it gradually seven times as though patting seven heads at different heights and through this gesture you could guess that whatever it was he had done, he had done it to feed and clothe seven small children.
MUXES - We are Princesses in a land of Machos // Nicola Ókin Frioli (Mexico)
Photographer Nicola Ókin Frioli spent months traveling across Mexico documenting the Muxes, individuals who identify as neither men nor women but instead embody a third category of mixed gender, including an estimated 3,000 people living in a region of the country called Juchitan de Zaragoza.
This series of paintings documents life around a pond and bush-lot on my in-law’s property in the Upper Ottawa Valley. The subjects include plants, insects, birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.
The old pond
A frog jumped in
- Allen Ginsberg’s translation of Matsu Basho’s Frog Haiku
- Partridge. 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 48x48”
- Water Snake. 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 48x48”
- Day’s Catch. 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 48x60”
- Dragon Fly on the Water. 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 24x48”
- Beaver. 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 12x24”
Best Of: Armistead and Hancock
“In the 1990’s “made for TV” horror movie Daughter of Darkness, I thought Anthony Perkins made one sexy vampire. His accent was enough to make me wanna become his next victim.”