(another place where the coastline of the deep blue Atlantic Ocean
is ringed by bioscience laboratories)
on silent supercomputers
the plasma that simulated the D-layer of silence
as if a writer worked on a terrible psychological battleground
for which the enemy held the battleplan...
In the dream I was walking with Norbert Wiener in Cambridge
Chinese artist Mu Xin. In prison in Shanghai during the Cultural Revolution.
Obata Chiura's transcendent paintings of the California hills
The spirit of John Muir walks with us in the meadows, forests, valleys and mountains
like those that Quattrocento painters created
in magical landscapes
in captivity in her own homeland
when the plane Carole Lombard was on crashed
Audie Murphy - the most decorated soldier in World War II, he was killed in a plane crash on Memorial Day Weekend.
"I dreamed of spending the quiet years of the rest of my life here with you, and now I feel as if we are fighting World War III"
the pattern of relentless life interference
Arleigh Burke on the deck of the Lexington in the Battle for Leyte Gulf
perhaps it was the actor that played Hitler
and then the dream shifted
When I woke up, the sun was shining. I went to my studio and began to paint.
the drawing is remarkable for its expression of core human values
as if our presence is an assumed component
magical paintings in which each image offers an entryway to an extraordinary life. The lingering questions of what was lost in an artist's struggle against pain.
Remember Ernest Hemingway
the lives and careers of artists
at the intersection of Peachtree and 13th in Atlanta, Margaret Mitchell was run down
something else I hadn't known
the diverse voices of our culture silenced by their covert attacks
Butterfly McQueen found it difficult to get work as an actress. She died of burns after a fire at her home
A few year later, Arnie Zane was dead. Lost to AIDS
like many other artists, particularly women, Alice Austen's work is under house arrest
when they were finally freed, Allan Houser was the first child born out of captivity
how Calvino and his fellow soldiers in the Italian Resistance fought the Nazis in the Ligurian Mountains
a story of the manifestations of total warfare, a call for shared strength
Norwegian American Gretchen Fraser, a skier from the state of Washington
the entire 1961 US Skating team, and their coaches killed in a plane crash over Belgium
National Downhill champion Dick Buek who died when his plane crashed at Donner Summit
the legendary Austrian Franz Klammer skiing down the mountain
Helen Wills. The power of her forehand. The strength of her backhand. She is wearing white on the beautiful grass courts.
The spiritual healing that we seek so difficult knowing that our every thought and word and deed is observed
the lost live sounds of Glenn Miller's band and Jerry Garcia's guitar
There are losses of human spirit that take something intangible from all of us. The death of Britain's Princess Diana
forever a part of our lives
Jimi Hendrix and Mama Cass died in London.
British musician John Lennon. Murdered in New York City.
Remember Archbishop Oscar Romero
the stark media graphic of red and blue states is not the true story of our lives
And in the morning when I awoke, all around the world, in every nation, the bells in the towns and the cities were ringing for freedom and peace