by Json MyersSt. Joseph, Mo. – The title piece, boi blue, is twice the size of most of the paintingsRead more
I recently acquired a lot of new music, on vinyl and CD. My mother moved out of the house we’d lived
in since 1958, and gave me a lifetime’s collection. The vinyl included some iconic recordings from my
childhood. There are albums from Jonathan Winters, Frank Sinatra, and the Baja Marimba Band, not to
mention Beethoven and Bach.
By Shannon Bond Aiden Bishop has watched Evelyn Hardcastle die more than once and his only hope for salvation isRead more
By Shannon Bond “My God, Mae thought. It’s heaven.” The opening line in The Circle reflects not only theRead more
By Shannon Bond “She looks upward, praying to Mizuko Jizo the windup bodhisattva to give her mercy.” -Emiko’s prayer, TheRead more
By Jay Kerner I’m no film critic but I’ve taken a few classes and know enough to do a middling jobRead more
By Shannon Bond As St. Joseph natives wait out the coronavirus pandemic in their homes, it’s nice to know thatRead more
Everybody’s looking for something new to view. A populace already watching hours daily, is now largely, stuck at home with nothing much else to do. I’ve probably seen a hundred posts in the last couple of weeks, from folks looking for suggestions.
I figure you don’t need help finding the “Tiger- Murder- Hunter”, whatever of the day. That stuff’s everywhere. We like hidden gems.
So here’s one that the whole family can watch: Corner Gas.Read more
I finished “The Artist’s Way,” by Julia Cameron, in 2019 and my best advice to aspiring artists would be to take what is usable and leave the rest. According to many well-respected humans from the past, such as Siddhartha Gautama and Walt Whitman, this is always a good approach. Each of us has a creative process and our own systems of belief. Art is a craft and to create, we must invite the creativity to flow through us.Read more