It’s not The COVID-19 New World Order, The Trumpian Epoch, or the Time of I-Thing— “Random” is the word of the decade for a reason.

Live like your hair is on fire, burn if you must.


Polar peoples have 58 words for snow. English has 200+ words for intoxication, and we’re getting close to that in describing mendacity — the art of lying. A reworked rumination on truth and a fitting farewell to our mendacious president, whose last mendacity has surely been his most audacious.

Unaltered Photo from Hollywood Fashion Vault: Burl Ives as Big Daddy; Elizabeth Taylor as Maggie the Cat and Paul Newman as Brick — the Masters of Mendacity, eroding from within.


‘Something Like The Truth’, Vol. 1 #2: The world is a strange and wondrous place, and here are small insights meant to capture some of its abstract mystery — to be followed up soon.

Man in Contemplation (Photo by Allef Vinicius on Unsplash)

POLITICS IS WHAT’S LEFT AFTER EVERYTHING REAL IS STRIPPED AWAY.


8 Lessons to Learn/8 Insights Inform the Future/Curtain Up on Act II

Photo by Antrell Williams, Creative Commons License BY ND 2.0




Something Like the Truth, Special Edition: Volume 2, Issue 1

The original seven define medieval Christian morality: “gateway sins” that led to grave violations of the divine directives. Now 1500 years old, a review seemed in order.

Seven Deadly Sins by Hieronymous Bosch, Dutch painter, circa 1505 A.D. (table design by lluisribesmateu1969; Creative Commons 2.0 license)

PRIDE — ENVY — GREED — GLUTTONY — WRATH — SLOTH — LUST

How Far We’ve Come



It was inevitable: the attacks will come from all angles and could find their way to anyone, and they can be about anything or nothing. Everyone talks shit about everyone else all the time anyway, so what’s the big deal?

The hallowed halls of yesteryear (Photo by Patrick Robert Doyle on Unsplash)


The Corona Virus Era

I got here the way, as a child, my hand guided a Ouija Board piece to the letters that spelled out a reality I couldn’t have possibly known —

A Snow Veil fell on the Ides of March, 2020 in Nevada City, CA, USA as the State ordered shelter-in-place , instituted a ‘toque de queda’, and The Pandemic Era began. (photo by author)

Donn K. Harris

CA Arts Council Chair 2015-18; led Ruth Asawa and Oakland Schools of the Arts, 2001–16; USAF vet; father of 2; PARADIGM SHIFTER, TRUTH SEEKER; tracesart.org

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