Being an artist...Okay, a big part of the reason I was hired by my current employer is the fact that I have certain art skills. Better than some people, and not nearly as good as certain other artistic type folk.More Like This
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Illustration from Kent State University. I draw, paint, sculpt, design, faux finish etc. Yet all too often people seem to think that when I am doing "art" I'm goofing off or just playing some kind of game.
Last week, as I sat on top of my scaffolding and started the current mural I am working on, one of the shift mangers started laughing and said:"You're just like a little kid sitting up there drawing on the wall."
That comment was meant to be cute, not an insult, but it bothered me. Now this manager is NOT an artist, nor does he/she have a college degree of any sort. He/she could not hope to do what I do if their life depended upon it. He/she knows what I do at my place of employment, and clearly I am being paid to paint on the w
Never Let Him Look South WestThe distance between Dublin and Boston is approximately 3000 miles. You told me this when you were staring south west with the kind of madness I have only seen in sailor’s eyes when they lived in lighthouses too small for their giant ship dreams. It should have worried me, that glint in your eyes. I just dismissed it as one of your navigational tantrums.More Like This
When we went to the pub later that evening, you told me I should have the fish and chips, but the way you like it, with more vinegar and no tartar sauce. I said that made it too salty, and you told me that was how real sailors ate their fish. My reactions always were slow to your behavior. I believe the expression ‘at sea’ was applied more often than not when you spoke.
I never thought that the walks you mentioned on the beach when we were children had any more to the idea than the romance of it all. So when you told me you belonged to the sea, I thought you were talking about your soul.
It never truly meant anything
Dissent - A Sci/Fi Drama NovelPreludeMore Like This
"If you’re asking me if I feel an outsider to the 'common man' then my answer would be, yes. Yet ask yourself do you from us? We are common man now. Your stage is but a memory of the human race, like a parasite fighting an anti-body you cling on to life and unlike the cave men that brought fire to this planet, you do not embrace your future. We are the next stage of evolution. You wish to lock this fact away. No more."
"Subject is now brandishing what appear to be sharp, elongated mandibles in the upper and lower sections of the jaw. This confirms the hypothesis of mutation by means on the coronoid process"
"The creator rejects the monstrosity he has created. I think I've read this one before. Your tampering has led to all this and still you do not see. I say your, but in the greater scheme of things it's really our tampering don't you agree?"
"Subject will be detained for further containment in Alpha 4 research facility under Section 3 article 2 of containment of infecte