Category Archives: History

Week 10 Typography

Word art of Standing Rock report. Continue reading

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What Was

Remember the natural state and beauty of Santa Clara Valley. Continue reading

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My Maternal Grandmother’s Portait

This is a based off of an old black-and-white photograph of my mother’s mother from World War II. She would have been about 23 here, just three years a newlywed. It’s one of two glamor shots that she sent to Grandpa … Continue reading

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The Autumn Wind Breathed by the Crone

I wrote this for Samhain, 2013. My last great-uncle was fading fast and I had lost a number of loved ones within fifteen years. I was partly inspired also by “Moments of Pleasure” by Kate Bush (she had written the … Continue reading

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Hail to the Rain of Samhain Night

I wrote this last Halloween, when it rained on Samhain Night. A welcome break in California’s drought. Hail to the Rain of Samhain Night Tha ‘n frasachd air ar ruidheachd ‘nis, mu dheireadh The rain has reached us now, at … Continue reading

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All Souls Night

It’s Samhain (SOW-wen) Night, the end of the old year and of the summer (and thus the harvest). It’s the one time of the year when the boundary between the world of the dead and the world of the living (and boundaries in general) are not clearly defined and thus anything can happen. Continue reading

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A Lament to the World

I wrote this around 2013 in a psalm style. It really is astounding how humans (or at least wealthy humans) are so horrified at an economic crisis or some mundane scandal or something like that but the same people shrug when confronted … Continue reading

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