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.


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)



The word is on everyone’s tongue these days, and it makes sense in a complex world that a little bit of risk-taking on-the-spot bravado has some value. But how do schools fit that in with their bell schedule and detention halls?


Money is tight, and we all know the drill in education. But weren’t we telling the world we had learned something about creativity that really mattered? How do we retract what we just said yesterday? Hard times in the land of Innovation and Hi Tech.

Photo by Yannis H on Unsplash: Can’t you feel the creativity and joy jumping off the page? Even the teacher is enraptured.

The Odd Disconnect Between Action and Rhetoric



The Authenticity Chronicles: Practical Politics

Conviction leads me to give these idea-pieces a little push as they attempt to add some authenticity to complex situations — with potentially game-changing results.

Photo by Andraz Lazic on Unsplash

1. Ranked Choice Voting: School Yard Tactics by the Bay

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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