outlier – 2 of 6

outlier 2 of 6

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the strict winds on the columbia river come from the circulatory exchanges of the pacific .. and this river, the columbia, dividing two states – the washington the oregon – is a river of gusts .. these gusts are the life breaths of this region .. which does quite correspond to the breaths of a city, which is, also likely a result of, or due to, or attributable to, the mass manifestations of the individual circulatory systems within its populace .. the human multitudes – the ordinary breaths of the people, the people .. Continue reading

column 03/2019

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Jockeying for a seat recently, at a town hall meeting, I wonder if the organizers were not a bit surprised at the turnout for the event; the event was well attended with over 100 participants. A fierce snowstorm had arrived the day before and that very morning the roads were icy and snow packed. But by early afternoon, on Saturday, the sun was out, the temperatures had risen above freezing, and the roads had mostly cleared. Continue reading

column 01/2019

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A cold drizzly day – apropos for the music of Madeleine Peyroux. The American singer, with a voice reminiscent of Billie Holiday, an earthy and aching sound, who deftly navigates the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, soul, and pop. Her most memorable recording is The Blue Room (2013) which is an homage to Ray Charles’ early 1960s recordings, Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music Volume 1 & 2 (1962). Continue reading

column 11 /2018

Art follows Nature. I am sure someone said that, at one time or another, but I am not sure who. Nevertheless, this quotation is surely applicable to Andy Goldsworthy, a renown environmental/land artist. Goldsworthy’s recent documentary, Leaning into the Wind (2017), continues to chronicle his life’s work involving creating aesthetic expressions in a natural setting while utilizing only natural or found materials that are usually native to a particular natural setting. Continue reading