Fury of the artist

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H.o.p. is furious at me. He believes I lost a drawing of his. I probably did. I probably threw it away. He draws ten thousand pictures a day and it’s impossible to keep them all, which he would do if he could. We haven’t the room so I sort them out occasionally and throw away the obvious prep drawings and …

H.o.p. instructs me on art and I give just a tad return instruction

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Every little budding artist is eventually struck by realism, at least for a period of time. H.o.p. tonight was looking at a drawing of two Egyptian women embracing, an older and a younger woman, in a story of his, and he was struck by the realism of the illustration. He decided to tell me about how you draw something so …

H.o.p. on H2O

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So I was on the phone telling Marty to pick up water on the way home. Me: We need water. H.o.p.: We need H2O. Me (being dyslexic): We need HT0. H.o.p. No, we need H2O. I’ll tell you what H2O means. It means there’s one H and 2 oxygens and when they stick together they make a liquid. Well, he’s …

Bigger, smaller –"Alice in Wonderland" science

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Ah, the travails and uncertainties of homeschooling. This chapter I’m naming “Alice in Wonderland” science. We’re listening to “Carmina Burana” this morning, an old favorite of H.o.p.’s, because it was used in a video at a website on the “4th Revolt”, which I came across via Pen Elayne. The idea over at the 4th Revolt is that biogeography shows the …

Displaying a few musician genes

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“That song is done with an accordion, isn’t it? And a piano. That’s really cool. I didn’t know that a piano could make it sound like something was about to happen in the darkness or in the big city. They had an accordion in the movie called Madeline. And that’s Russian music, isn’t it.” He was right, it was Russian …

Torture and Human Rights Abuses – we gotta stop thinking of ourselves as the good guys gone bad because if the bad sleep well then America has had more than its fair share of many well-rested nights

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Over at Nightbird’s Fountain the other day was made this post linking to the very pink Torture Tree. Someone remarked in the comments area since when did we represent torture and human rights abuses and we needed to stand for freedom again. As I noted in response in the comments area, I always feel like the bad downer drug at …

The day before the day when many will be dozing on turkey

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Tomorrow’s Thanksgiving. If you look back a couple of posts you’ll see the picture of a dead turkey and a comment on Edward Curtis. That’s my sideswipe version of a Thanksgiving commentary, I guess. But I hope everyone who drops by and reads this post has a good holiday weekend. Right now I’m deep in morosing over computers. No, I …