Thoughts on The Tradition of Political Humor and what it means to be a Conservative


I don’t often reblog, but Peter’s perspective is worth pondering…

Life Unscripted

I love political cartoons. I can be a real irreverent son-of-a-gun when I’m in the mood and a pointed political cartoon is always humorous to me. The past couple years have been particularly ripe with political imagery and in a perverse sort of way I’ve been laughing my head off. Mind you I DO NOT like or appreciate hate (cartoons or otherwise) or racism, sexism, etc.. But a really good political cartoon is a hoot!

Because of all the shots being fired across political bows I have been thinking about the idea of being either “conservative” or “liberal.”

“Retirement” means I’m older than some other people. My point of view is different than a Millennial’s, or a Gen-Xer. I have more history and background into which to put the details of today’s events. That doesn’t necessarily make my point of view better — just different. After all, I went to…

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Vancouver Faces, Dark Spaces


Two distinct photographic galleries shot by my husband. Vancouver faces, followed by dark spaces –

Dark spaces –

Explore more at – https://www.flickr.com/photos/15574096@N00/

Several weeks ago Literary Orphans, a Chicago based indie art/literary site asked permission to use his work as “featured artist” of the month. Several friends thought I wrote his introduction ( which I didn’t, but it echoes my sentiments to the letter )

“Thomas H’s photographs are deliberate and intentional. Each image opens up into a fantastic story of it’s own, painting a scene–a setting for a story to take place in. It makes you question and wonder and ponder the thought behind the lens. It’s impossible to view Thomas H’s work and not to take in the beauty of these vivid settings; be it a the serenity of a lush forest, or the personality of a painting balancing preposterously on a bench. Many of Thomas H’s photos portray instances and moments that immediately make you look for more–a man sneaking a drag from a cigarette outside on a bench, a station wagon on the side of the road with an open door. These photographs capture the sense of someone roaming the world they inhabit, finding the magic that others overlook.”

Link to Literary Orphans below –

http://www.literaryorphans.org/playdb/featured-artist-thomas-h/