Monthly Archives: August 2011

Royal Rosamond and Thomas Benton

With brush and typewriter, my grandfather, and Thomas Hart Benton, rendered a Country Masterpiece that many claim as their own – especially some politians who claim for your vote they will take you back to the good old days. They … Continue reading

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The Vincent Rice Trust

My uncle Vincent Rice became my art patron when I was sixteen. I had given him a seascape I had done, that he had framed and proudly hung over his mantle. Later, he would save a painting I did when … Continue reading

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Nancy and the Brotherhood of Love

Nancy Hamren and I went to McCheznie Junior High in Oakland, then Oakland High. Bill Arnold was the love of Nancy’s life. She was the first girl I ever kissed. In 1966 we became roommates on Pine Street, where we … Continue reading

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Marilyn

Marilyn was my first girlfriend, and perhaps the love of my life. We were sixteen and seventeen when we met. She looked like one of Renoir’s models, as if she stepped out of a painting rendered in nineteenth century France. … Continue reading

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Bill Arnold

“The child plays. The toy boat sails across the pond. The work is just begun. Oh child, look what you have done!” The love for my childhood friend, Bill Arnold, is the most profound love of my life, for two … Continue reading

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Evil One Bags Another Evil One

“A lot of that sectarian mix that existed in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq doesn’t exist here in Libya,” Feltman said. He also said that “the overwhelming vision that we are hearing” from people across Libya is that “they want a Libya … Continue reading

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Celtic Redneck Anti-Christ

When Sarah Palin came to Eugene Oregon, I appeared under her hotel window as Merlin ‘The Red’ of the Evil Empire of Old’. Merlin is a candidate for the coming Anti-Christ. “Several decades later the poet Robert de Boron retold … Continue reading

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