New Years Eve, 2009

If life were all that bad I wouldn’t be writing this. ’09 has awakened us. We are indeed fragile and dependant on each other to provide the means of exchange to function (money). The following might be helpful: 1–Be Humble  2–Give due respect to all life  3-Pay homage to those that came before and made the present possible. As you pursue your goals with the hope of success tread lightly so that your “footprint”  is not destructve  4–Keep Love in your heart for the forces of all the good things around  5–Enjoy every hour of life’s adventure as much as possible  6–Success equals Happiness  7–Give “Thanks” in your heart for all that you have and enter the New Year with gladness.       

Original Paintings ++++ Laminated Prints

At 2809 North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, Florida, one can find a workshop full of paintings by Jay B. Starker. They are reminders of the abstract movement of the twentieth century. There are 21st. century laminated inkjet prints which, although small (8″/10″ & 11″/17″ ) are powerful and formidable. If you would like an eyefeast which will give you pleasure for a lifetime pay a visit to this unusual place. P. S. There are lots of other goodies!

Somebody said———-

A media squashblossom said “the recession is over.” What a wonderful fantasy to live by. So I’m going to act accordingly. As Christmas bells approach the open doors to my shop are calling all to enter. If you and your canine and children decide to take this course of action you will be rewarded by a hodge-podge museum of handmade “things.” If you make a purchase it will afford you a lifetime of pleasure.

Afghanistan-A Possible Solution

Foreign troops are in Afghanistan “strutting”. Noone likes to see military uniforms in their streets. So— Take off the uniforms and wear work clothes and stop making one’s self visible. Blend, blend, and blend again. Single male foreigners to this land who are available should consider marrying some of these beautiful, intelligent, and savvy women. A mindset of constuctive work is needed to feed the nation. The children produced will cause unbreakable bonds to be formed. All the politcal groups will become subordinate to the daily needs of these extra-ordinary people. New crops to feed everyone will be introduced. The picturesque mountains could become tourist hangouts for people that want to be in dramatically unusual places–etc.   etc. These diverse political elements will begin to realize that their greatest asset is the love between each other that turned into blind hatred. From humble beginnings, love’s spark will ignite the flame that will give Afghanistan a prestigious place in the sun and a degree of prosperity and comfort that will please it’s people.  Am I asking for the Impossible?