Monthly Archives: December 2011

How I Made My Own Private Michgan State University News Feed

So I stumbled across a guy explaning how to make a hyper-local news network and figured I would try it with Michigan State University since my daughter goes there.  That way I could keep up with what was going on … Continue reading

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Van Gogh:The Life

I’m also reading a book called Van Gogh: The Life by White and Smith.  It was just published this year and it is an excellent read.  Through the magic of modern technology I can check the book out for Kindle … Continue reading

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Depression: A Stubborn Darkness (1)

I stumbled across Ed Welch’s book Depression: A Stuborn Darkness, while looking for a resource for a good friend who was struggling with depression.  I ordered the book for my friend, but it looked so interesting that I figured I … Continue reading

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The Art of Nothing

Wow. I’ve got to think that this is a total joke on the idiotic, lemming-like art community. All of the art critics pontificating on “nothing.” Yep, pretty much the Emperor’s New Clothes.

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Great "Art" 1

Here is a particularly good example of what passes as “art” these days. Anything apparently. This one is entitled “Chariot du Monde”

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God in the Gallery: Final Installment

Mr. Siedell’s final installment of his thought-provoking book is a discussion of art criticism.  I was particularly interested in this section because it seems to me that art criticism, perhaps even more than the art itself, is what gives art … Continue reading

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God in the Gallery Part 4: Marcel Duchamp

Mr. Siedell proceeds next to a discussion of Marcel Duchamp.  He submitted a urinal to the jury of the Society of Independent Artists in New York in 1917 for exhibition.  The “work” was rejected.  It is quite telling that the … Continue reading

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