In The Presence of Art

This year for Christmas my Wife gave me 52 weekend adventures.  Weekend One, we went to the Arboretum.  It’s my most favorite place to go.  I can just get lost and have adventures.  We went to see the last day of the Trains exhibit.  People who know me, know I’m goo-goo for trains.  This Christmas Season’s exhibit was amazing.  It gets better every year.

Week Two, we went to the Woodmere Art Museum.  It was too cold to do the outside exhibits.  So many amazing sculptures but we can see them in the spring.  Inside is a cornucopia of local artists.  The mediums range from performance pieces to landscapes in oil and pen & ink.

This sculpture’s facial expression left me chuckling.  Yes, it is a beautiful marble piece but the artist nailed the fine points of her being embarrassed she’s lost her clothes.  Maybe that’s just how I saw it.  The finer etchings of her toes and the tree stump behind her is amazing.

I’m a huge fan of landscapes.  It doesn’t matter if it’s paint or ink.  I’ve even seen amazing pieces done in metals.  The sculpture intrigued me because the proportions of the figure were real.  Women have curves, js.

This piece reminded me of Florence Foster Jenkins.

This is just a segment of a very large canvass.  It covered an entire wall.  It was mostly these two people in the entire piece that captivated me.  His face seems old to me and her face is intense like that of protection.

These two were from the painting that spoke most to me.  I’m obsessed with my dogs so of course I liked this one a lot, lol.  She looks sad and the dog stoic.  But when you look at the painting as a whole it appears to be different.

Art is amazing.  I love it because it is subjective.  What was the intent of the Artist may not be the read of the voyeur, amazing!  It was a great week Two!

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Another Thanksgiving In The Books

Another Thanksgiving done.

The Food was incredible as usual and the company wonderful.
Spending time with family is always a good think.  The only down side
was my RA acting up.  The pain was almost unbearable but I shuffled on
and had fun.

Now on to Christmas.  Yikes!  Less than a month to go and I’m already
freaking out, lol.

I hang out with the Gnomes, Edgar and Poe to keep me calm.

Seeing Jesus

So everyday on my drive to work I see this man who would 100% pass as the White Man Jesus.  Sometimes his hair is down and loose.

Sometimes he pulls it back out of his face.  He always wears sandals.  Sometimes he’s reading a book.  I’m guessing that it’s the New Testament…you know because he’s White Man Jesus.  I think if there is a morning I don’t see him I will panic a little.  You know, WMJ has had enough of White Crazy People and leave.  That would make me sad.

The Culture of Boys Will Be Boys

This Brett Kavanaugh thing is ludicrous in that the Republican male dominate Judiciary Committee has decided to attack rather than do what is best for America…again.  Yesterday, Donald Trump compared himself to Judge Kavanaugh in the sense that he too was a victim of a smear campaign by women.  Mr. Trump forgets that he paid these women to stay silent about his infidelity.  If he didn’t do it he wouldn’t need to pay them off.  In the end, his Evangelical Base listened to the words of Satan  and Fox News and forgave Mr. Trump for breaking one of God’s commandments (there are only 10).

The Republican led Judiciary Committee thought they could just do a bums rush on Judge Kavenaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.  No real hearing, no tough questions, just a pat on the back ole boy and you are in for the next 40 or so years.

Mr. Grassley and his cronies have decided to use a Woman prosecutor to question Dr. Ford so they don’t get their hands dirty.  They really do not see the importance of these hearings and why this particular event came to be.  Judge Kavanaugh’s disrespect of women is an important factor because he will possibly rule on Roe v Wade and other women’s  cases.  Since there was no serious hearing on his opinions of the laws the Democrats forced a discussion.  Was it right?  Who knows but what is important is that Judge Kavanaugh is willing to lie about his past to become a Supreme Court Judge.  He wasn’t a drunken fool in High School or College yet his own yearbook says this is patently  lying.  His friend’s book about his debauchery in High School corroborates the things that happened.  Yet, Judge Kavanaugh went on Fox News to plead his case with the Base (White Guys feeling disenfranchised) he made it sound like everyone else was partying.

It’s rather repulsive that Collins and Murkowski, both women and republican constantly vote the party and not for their constituency or in this case the women of our country.

In the end, Judge Kavanaugh was an over indulged teenager with wealthy parent who sent him to an expensive Prep School.  A Prep School knows for it’s debauchery that was only curtailed after a Kennedy died of a drug overdose.  He was an entitled white male in the 80’s.  That behavior of entitlement doesn’t dissipate because he grew up.  His views as a Judiciary are scary, especially for women.  His daughters now can read all about how he and his friends victimized a girl called Renate in their yearbook.

Kavanaugh isn’t the only candidate for this position.  The lack of information allowed by the Republican Committee is circumspect.  What are they hiding?  Why can’t you dump Kavanaugh for a better Supreme Court Nominee?

It’s time for a Woman President!  It’s time for more women to standup and take narrative away from the abuser.  It’s time for Grassley, Hatch and the other immoral misogynists of Congress to take heed that women have an enough of their Crap!

This is my opinion, as a woman and a republican.

The FOSP – Benihanna Edition

So it’s not the typical French Onion Soup that I generally eat.  In fact, they just call it Onion Soup.

It was super tasty.  Very light for a first course offering.  It had a sort of umami quality to it.  I was completely taken by surprise the amount of flavor in this seemingly simple broth.

It had so much more going on in this bowl than one can see from this picture.

I liked it a lot!  It gets high praise from this French Onion Soup Fan 🙂