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Quixote Bronson, Savior of Neglected Suburban Women

It is Saturday night in the suburbs west of Boston–no better place to view man’s inhumanity to woman. As my partner Pancho Sanza and I drift wearily from one upscale restaurant to another, we see on the looks of the husbands indifference bordering on cruelty as an endless parade of wives drones on about window treatments, children’s grades, spats with girlfriends; the very warp and woof of their existence, but matters inspiring only apathy in their spouses. 993 more words

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Be Wise

Proverbs 13:20 () 20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. #Bible

The idea is walking or spending your time with the wise and sharing your life experiences, feelings and understandings ethically and religiously. 149 more words

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Can't Win

“So, what do you think of -fill in the blank with the name of the current President.” I do not like that question. I have discovered that there is usually a hidden agenda behind the querent. 281 more words

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The wall

We have all met a dead end in our paths. We are suddenly walking freely with no obstacles on our way when after the first turn we find a dead end, a big wall right in front of us that makes us stop in an abrupt manner. 441 more words

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Welcome to Robbert Ruigrok's Home Page. Photos of paintings and Biography can be found on the right -> on Pages 01, 02, 03, etc…

Born in Brussels (1960), from Dutch and Italian parents, Robbert Ruigrok lives and works in London. His work fluctuates between abstraction and figuration and expresses the tension and dynamics between the world of ideals and the realities of human experience and perception. 58 more words

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Hello everyone, I am currently on a 3-year project of Self-made Ready-made Household DIY. I am building a wardrobe and bathroom sink cabinet. These are Acts of creation, and thanks to Dada, Marcel Duchamps, Picasso, Josef Beuys and the evolution of the Art of the 20th Century, I think we can justify these acts of creation as Art! "Definition: (noun) - A term coined by Marcel Duchamp and, in its most correct use, applied to his work, alone, between 1913 to 1921. From Dada going forward, "ready-made" has been understood to be a common, mass-produced object, such as the urinal and bicycle wheel Duchamp so famously used. However, ready-mades are used in a completely different context than their original, intended functions. Ready-mades are elevated to the status of art simply because the artist says they are art." See: http://arthistory.about.com/od/glossary_r/g/Definition-of-Ready-Made.htm. See also: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/492875/ready-made. I will post photos of my re-found ready mades soon. I made these objects, for the household. They could just have remained there and at a later date I could have found them as 'Found Objects' (originates from the French objet trouvé, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Found_object and http://www.tate.org.uk/learn/online-resources/glossary/f/found-object) and decared them as art, but I have not followed that process, I have accelerated the process, through a thought process - actually this is inl-ine with Duchamps' transformation of art form a manual process into an intellectual process. I call these pieces of furniture 'art', so they are art! The photos will be exhibited - here in my site, and maybe one day in an art gallery, and so might these actual 'objets trouvés que j'aitrouvés dans ma propre maison et que j'ai fabriqués moi-meme', (found objects that I found in my house and that I build my self.) In the mean time, before I rip the built-in furniture out of the house to exhibit it in a gallery, It is in use in my house. But if I can declare art as art and thus make it art (which would be a process that goes hand in hand with placing the object in an art gallery), I can also declare my house as my art gallery. Really once can argus that a great work of art is a great work of art whether it hangs in a gallery or in a house. So these wardrobes and cabinets are in my house and are a work of art. Actually my house is a gallery and my life is art, an art performance. "Jeder Mensch ist ein Kuenstler" - as Joseph Beuys declared (I did'nt even know his film made in 1980 had that same title - see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjkHYQnxZTE and see http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2369872/). My wife is like myself an integral part of that works of art, and of course this leads us to Shakespeare's 'All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players.' Beuys was not that original, apart from the fact that he spoke of Visual art (which had absorbed the 'Performance Art' genre) rather than Stage art - which had in already earlier absorbed Visual Art in the Gesamstkunstwerk in the essays by K. F. E. Trahndorff (1827) and Wagner in 1849 (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gesamtkunstwerk). Anyhow, the point is: my bedroom wardrobe and sink cabinet are Art. And I made them myself. Or rather, I am in the completion phase of a 3 year process. And if you want to call this process Performance Art that is fine too. (See my photos soon)

Hello March

February was a short but eventful month. I spent half of it in Singapore and half of it in Penang for Chinese New Year. The latter included a weekend trip to Hatyai for lots of shopping, eating and sightseeing – the highlight being a morning out to Samila Beach in Songkhla. 285 more words

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Third Sunday of Lent March 08, 2015

Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25

The liturgy of the Third Sunday of Lent begins by acknowledging God´s holiness and his claim on us that we belong to him. 2,660 more words

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