Like the website that hosts it, this blog is only concerned with using art and brief texts to uncover the bias and other limitations of thought conditioned by memory and tradition, thus also revealing how this largely unacknowledged tribal egotism that affects all human beings creates and sustains the systemic disorder and violence of the world in which we all live.

Without a radical awakening to the immense distance between our mental and social reality and the truth, we are condemned to continue living in the same cruel division, conflict, and sorrow to which we ourselves sustain with our personal memories, thoughts, and desires.

New Light, New Friends

I asked for permission from the handsome couple surrounded by Canadian Geese and they were quick to grant it. They even asked me if I wanted them to strike a special pose. Not necessary, I said. The whole scene was beautiful as it was, and it took me just an instant to squeeze off a few shots. I promised that I would send the final picture if they emailed me, and that very evening I got a nice note from Travis Chavazz thanking me for taking their picture. When they received the image, Travis was kind enough to write another thank-you note, this time letting me know the names of his wife and nine-month old baby daughter (Sarina and Kiara Sue, respectively), and adding that they were feeding the big birds in Stewart park because it was there that his mother would take him when he was a little boy, and to do the same. I also learned that once a duck had bitten his mother's hand.  What a nice encounter this was. I am happy to introduce you all to the Chavazz family, if lucky you too may run into them.

I asked for permission from the handsome couple surrounded by Canadian Geese and they were quick to grant it. They even asked me if I wanted them to strike a special pose. Not necessary, I said. The whole scene was beautiful as it was, and it took me just an instant to squeeze off a few shots. I promised that I would send the final picture if they emailed me, and that very evening I got a nice note from Travis Chavazz thanking me for taking their picture.

When they received the image, Travis was kind enough to write another thank-you note, this time letting me know the names of his wife and nine-month old baby daughter (Sarina and Kiara Sue, respectively), and adding that they were feeding the big birds in Stewart park because it was there that his mother would take him when he was a little boy, and to do the same. I also learned that once a duck had bitten his mother's hand. 

What a nice encounter this was. I am happy to introduce you all to the Chavazz family, if lucky you too may run into them.

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Six Mile Creek Springs to Life

The Limitations and Dangers of Self–Centered Knowledge