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Dad and Art – The World’s Harshest Critic

Art Critic

Let me just say right off the bat that I know nothing about art, which probably makes me well suited to be an art critic. For years I thought Impressionism was the art of imitating Jack Nicholson, Art Deco was a detective on television, and an artist that painted nudes was an Exhibitionist. The only thing I can draw is a poor poker hand, and the ... Read More »

Zen and the Art of Giving


By John Christmann Even as a grown man, I still have trouble with the concept that it is better to give than receive. This has always seemed like an imponderable Zen Koan to me, like the sound of one hand clapping or the meaning behind Donald Trump’s hair. If I study the riddle long enough, the answer will reveal itself to me and I will ... Read More »