Art & Literature

Life is but a dream: The continuing allure of Twin Peaks

When Twin Peaks burst onto the television landscape in the late eighties, David Lynch had already established himself as a film maker with Eraserhead (1977), The Elephant Man (1980), Dune (1984) and the most significant of his early works, Blue Velvet (1986). His cache was [...]

September 5, 2017

Edison’s elbow makes for a unique stop in Skagit Valley

I recall first encountering the village of Edison, Washington by accident, after taking an alternate route to Bellingham, Washington one sunny afternoon. I was driving with my family from Anacortes and my wife started telling me how much she loved this little place, but that she [...]

March 2, 2017

UBU ROI: an absurdist rumpus salve for modern times

  (Left to Right) Dogpile played by Ben Williamson, Financiers played by Karianne Nelson and Sam Johnson, and (top) Mere Ubu played by Chris Coombs behold their new King Ubu, played by Keefe Healy There is a theory that says we elect political leaders, or at the very least [...]

February 22, 2017

“UNO to Another” (A Sonnet from within the Mirror)

"UNO to Another" (A Sonnet from within the Mirror) You know, (you know), that you KNOW; (seems 'tis So). Our Consciousness flies high, dips low, yet goes Most oftenly with least resistance-flow: Again, relapse into "I just don't Know." Shall you conceal from yourself the Nature [...]

September 25, 2015

When I take my Vacation Permanente

“I leave you, now, knowing in your "Heart of Hearts", that only Divine Spirit (with or without Belief or Faith in selfsame), IS BEING... and that you KNOW this, but have simply MISPLACED your Consciousness. Wake up. It is NOT just a Dream! It is LIFE!!! {{Are you still [...]

August 14, 2015


Magick's Soul cannot be sold nor bought, borrowed, grasped, nor caught. Shadows past: spun yarns, dream-woven; our Vision, diaphanous. Spells spoken, hearts broken, joys: all echoes, silent-fallen. To Catch Lightning in a jar, or seduce Aphrodite I labor so, whilst waxing my [...]

July 24, 2015

Your Violin Soul————————

Your Violin Soul———————— I believe we all seek to play the Stradivari within us whether to an audience, or empty hall... it's strings of fancy we pluck with our nimblest fingers with our imaginations to strike a chord ethereal to [...]

July 17, 2015

Mindport: Fascination for all ages

In our culture, people tend to make a clear division between art and science. After high school, you can choose to attend an art school, pursue a liberal arts education, or dive right into the art world itself. Creating, displaying, and selling one’s expressions is the [...]

May 28, 2015

Jansen Art Center: Art and Its Making

Across the street from “JoFish Seafood & Grill” and two blocks down from the town windmill sits what was once the small town of Lynden’s combination city hall, jail & firehouse. Originally constructed in 1929, sold for $1 in 2011, and reopened (after extensive [...]

April 20, 2015

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