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Thomas Hart Benton

His work has ‘America’ watermarked all over it. It is about hard work, honesty, humility and strength. It is filled with caricatures, cliches, sentimentalism. Some of it reminds me of… 47 more words


Benton's Rhythmic Landscape

One of the books in my to-read pile that is more of a tower now is one called Tom and Jack from writer Henry Adams… 371 more words

Favorite Things

Birthday Staycation in Kansas City

I am the birthday czar.

Seriously. I love birthdays. I love my birthday, or birthweek I should say. I really make it last.

For instance, this year I took four days off of work to go see my sister in Tulsa. 995 more words

Life Lately

Soul Food Supper

The American regionalist Thomas Hart Benton painted Cotton Pickers based on notes of a trip he made to Georgia in the late 1920s. He depicted the dignity of the cotton pickers in the face of backbreaking labor and intense summer heat, rendering the dry fields and the working bodies in a sinuous, curvilinear style. 238 more words

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Music of New Orleans and the Caribbean

The Wall Street Journal’s Will Friedwald highlights the jazz scene in Rose Hall, a tribute to Thomas Hart Benton, Elio Villafranca’s ‘Cinqué—Music of the Caribbean’ and more.  322 more words



Some years ago, my wife and I were taking our high-school-age son on a tour of West Coast colleges where he might want to apply if he did not stay in the East. 2,446 more words

African American History Month – reflection 4

In celebration of African American History Month, I think of those who shaped me, planting, with the witness of their lives, the seeds of love and justice within the soil of my soul. 395 more words

African American History Month