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July 8, 2007Thoughtful, genuine and sincere. Tom is a good friend to have.
March 16, 2007Tom
Ive missed you dearly
your never ending loving attitude
I bow before to honor
a WONDERFUL being
October 7, 2006tomatoes are red, except when they are green or orange or yellow. mostly they are red.
tomato is good in salad.
tomato is good sliced thin and on top of pizza with feta cheese, greek olives, basil leaves & crushed garlic.
no sandwich is complete without tomato.
tomato removes the stink of a skunk, if you happen to get some on you.
tomato is high in vitamin C and other nutrients.
tomato is the main ingredient of a bloody mary, which is the best drink to have on an airplane, flying off to some amazing tropical adventure.
tomato can be cherry.
tomato can wake your mouth up and refresh your mind.
tomato can be sweet.
best of all, tomato can be harbinger.
HUZZAH! to the harbinger, Tomato!
October 6, 2006Its a joy to be your friend Tomato. I love your positive outlook even when things aren't the best, and your posts in *Being Grateful* lift my spirits. May your life be filled with good friends and fun for all your days to come.
September 2, 2006Such a nice guy... and so much more than just a fruit !
( Glad I didn't say vegetable? heheh)
Over time I look forward to getting to know Tomato better.
Workshop: Public Art 101 - Breaking In To Public Art ( events » other )
Public Art 101
- Breaking into Public Art -
A hands-on workshop to help you break into the field - develop a
comprehensive action plan; learn about the various calls for artists
available to you; organize all your a... read more
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Public Art 101 - Breaking into Public Art ( events » arts ) Hey I running a class sharing my experience with Breaking into the Public Art Field.
I currently teach Welding/Metal sculpture at Otis College of Art/Design.
Public Art 101
Breaking into Public Art
Topics & Discuss... read more
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Boycott Circuit City. ( miscellaneous » electronics ) "BOYCOTT Circuit City!" Circuit City Chief Executive Officer Philip Schoonover was paid $8.52 million in 2006.
He is Firing 3400 employees and rehiring new ones in the same position at a lower rate.
The difference is 2 to 3 dollars an hour.
These people have lives and... read more
recommendation posted on Tue, April 3, 2007 - 6:48 PM
Continuing Education Classes at OTIS College ( miscellaneous » other ) "Amazing Classes - Artist Talks - Wide Diversity of Offerings!" Welding - Life Drawing - Graphic Design/Illustration - Professional Development - Textile, Glass, Sculpture, Printmaking, Jewelry Design, Photography, Fashion, Interior Design, Drawing, Painting, Book Arts... Class Offerings For Young Artists too!... read more
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I am an artist.
Metal sculpture mostly - but, can do (and enjoy) a number artistic processes.
just love to create.
I teach metal sculpture and welding at a local art/design college.
I consider myself fortunate, because I walk or bike to work.
In Los Angeles.
Yes... I walk or bike to work *in Los Angeles*.
And he said unto them,
within each of us lies the
power of consent to health
and to sickness, to riches
and to poverty, to freedom
and to slavery. It is we
who control these, and
A mill-man spoke and said,
"Easy words for you, Master,
for you are guided as we
are not, and need not toil
as we toil. A man has to
work for his living in
The Master answered and said,
"Once there lived a village
of creatures along the bottom
of a great crystal river.
The current of the river
swept silently over them
all - young and old, rich
and poor, good and evil,
the current going it's own
way, knowing only it's own
Each creature in it's own
manner clung tightly to the
twigs and rocks of the river
bottom, for clinging was their
way of life, and resisting
the current what each had
learned from birth.
But one of the creatures said at
last, *I am tired of clinging.
Though I cannot see it
with my eyes, I turst that
the current knows where it is
going. I shall let go, and
let it take me where it
will. Clinging, I shall die
The other creatures laughed and
said, *Fool! Let go, and that
current you worship will throw
you tumbled and smashed
across the rocks, and you
will die quicker that boredom!*
But the one heeded them
not, and taking a breath
did let go, and at once
was tumbled and smashed by
the current across the rocks.
Yet, in time, as the creature
refused to cling again, the
current lifted him free from
the bottom, and he was bruised
and hurt no more.
And the creatures downstream, to
whom he was a stranger,
cried, *See a miracle! A creature
like ourselves, yet he flies!
See the Messiah, come to save
And the one carried in
the current said, *I am
no more Messiah than you.
The river deights to lift
us free, if only we dare
let go. Our true work is
this voyage, this adventure.*
But they cried the more,
*Savior!* all the while clining
to the rocks, and when they
looked again he was gone, and
they were left alone making
legends of a Saviour
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wow, I just noticed I haven't been to tribe in two months...Thu, April 8, 2010 - 8:49 AM permalink - 4 comments
take and take and take.Thu, September 10, 2009 - 8:30 AM permalink - 5 comments
"what do I get out of this?"
their first and foremost question...
the concern for you is down the list...
they know they can't suck you completely dry...
a lifeless corpse offers no companionship, no more for them to take...
friendship a oneway street, "all roads lead to ME!"
.Sun, September 6, 2009 - 7:18 AM permalink - 2 comments
"The Laws of Attraction are a beautiful, wondrous force of the universe but, when we use them primarily as a tool of acquisition, we are both missing the point and creating a mis-balance. It may not be a question of deserving - we all "deserve" our elbows and our noses. We all deserve to be happy but, if we make that happiness contingent on outside forces, elements, things and people, then we will never be happy because those are all fleeting and the acquisition - the "collecting" of t... read more
I don't post links very often...
BUT, I really really loved this short video I urge you to invest the 20 minutes!
the author of Eat, Pray, Love (sic) discusses the concept of genius...
inspiring to all of us.
In all honesty a president is more a figure head - a symbol who sets the tone.Wed, February 6, 2008 - 11:34 AM permalink - 0 comments
The tone has been for the last 8 years one of greed and selfishness and hate and anger and... and... and...
I don't do politics much - because I truly and deeply hold that the answer to the worlds ills and the cure for planetary dis-ease are fundamentally NOT political - but social.
How we on a deep level interact with each other will do more for resolving wars that ANY politician.
How we as individuals learn... read more
I have a fishtank.Sat, December 1, 2007 - 11:47 AM permalink - 8 comments
at one time I had a gaggle of goldfish, and as one or two would die I would buy more - replenish.
then a disease hit... wiped out a bunch at once and just as soon as I would get a new fish he would die.
so now I have two left, and even though I have tried a number of over the counter fish disease fixes - I am afraid to buy more lest they die. (not a financial concern more of an ethical compassion concern)
I have two now... and I noticed one of them is listless...
... read more
I talked today to a man who had been in the war, he said.Fri, July 27, 2007 - 6:33 AM permalink - 1 comment
not which, he said.
It has to start, he said, with something.
It has to end, I thought, with something.
.Tue, June 5, 2007 - 9:19 AM permalink - 1 comment
a friend of mine and I were camping... this great campsite near Ventura CA.
it was sunset and we were watching the last bright morsels of orange and the large fluffy wisps of darkening orange-red disappear beyond the horizon,.
my friend is going through a hard breakup - feeling betrayed and hurt and distrustful and not very confident in herself or "guys" in general. she was just saying that at her base she was doubting the reliability-honesty and genuiness of men. She is normall... read more
Isn't this proof enough?Mon, October 30, 2006 - 7:05 AM permalink - 4 comments
Impeach the Imperialist Kitten-Eater!
The first five people to respond to this post (and follow instructions) will get some form of art, by me, about them. I make no guarantees about quality or type, but I will assure that I will give it good effort, and that the art will be individual to you, so if you get a mixed CD or some sort of sculpture or poem, yours will be the only one like it.
The only catch of course (in the spirit of gifting it forward) is this: if you sign up to get ... read more