Monday, August 14, 2017

Dedication To All The Racists, Homophobes, and Haters of The World


   After a horrible weekend in the U.S., I don't have many words to share. Our political leadership is worse than a joke; it is destructive and self-serving. Violence is escalating and young people are getting injured or killed. There's no need for this. 
   This video is my protest. So THANK YOU to the people who made it! 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Lady And Her Cat Astronaut

Another fantastic piece of space art by Daniel Freeman of Kaleidoclasm Art. In space, there is no up or down. Few animals make better pets than a cat. Plus their small size would make them ideal companions for a space colony. Not sure how well the catsuit would work, though. ;) 
This was happily commissioned by Jennifer Lewter.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Did You Notice The Fantastic Library In "Hellboy"?

I finally saw "Hellboy" (because I love Guillermo del Toro and I want to see all his movies!) and I want this library. I know the tank on the right is for the fish guy, but it would still be appreciated as a tank for regular fish.

Monday, July 24, 2017

What A Beautiful Fish!

This gorgeous longear sunfish, Lepomis megalotis, was caught in Arkansas by my friend Dillon Williams this past June. This is a freshwater fish, although it looks exotic enough to be from saltwater. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Look How Cute Elon Musk Looks Next To These Horrible Old Bags Of Filth Running (Ruining) Our White House

Photo courtesy of SF Gate
Elon looks so young here, with baby-soft skin and a fresh haircut, compared to Trump (ugh) and Bannon (eech). I'm so proud of Elon for deciding to leave the Presidential councils after Trump failed to honor the international Paris Agreement. Many suspected Trump was using Elon to add credibility to his disgraceful, nepotitious, and hate-filled administration, and that appears to be exactly the case. It's always best not to lie with dogs, Mr. Musk. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mars Greenhouse

Mars greenhouse, as imagined by artist
Daniel Freeman of Kaleidoclasm Art.
Commissioned by Jennifer Lewter.

   It may not be possible to have a functional greenhouse on Mars. The Martian dust storms, which can last for months, may be too much of an interference with the already less-than-what-Earth-gets amount of sunlight reaching the Red Planet. But it is hard not to imagine, mon cheri. I dream of greenhouses on Mars. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!!!

   Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! Today, I visited my favorite winery in Altus, Arkansas, and I met an interesting pair of twin ladies from Alabama. They had driven to Oklahoma to see their mom for Mother's Day, and they just happened to stop by that same winery on their way home to Alabama. They tried many different wines, and between sips they chatted with me about their kids. One of the ladies openly discussed her daughter's mental health problems and her temporary stay in a mental institute. There was a time in my younger life when I would have been horrified and probably repulsed to hear this, but now I know better. These ladies loved this girl, and they saw no reason to hide her faults. She was on their minds, so they talked about her. I told the ladies I saw an interview with Michelle Obama recently, and in the interview Mrs. Obama commented that our kids "are ALL we have." I knew what she meant. Our children are the future. They are important. We should do everything we can to ensure their health and survival. 
   Both ladies looked at me with screwed-up faces. "What about US?" one of them said. The winery owner (who is my friend) looked over at me with her face kind of screwed-up as well. "That's not really true," she said. Her opinion holds a lot of water, err, wine, since she is a successful business owner AND she has two children of her own. Important take-aways from smart, tough women who know better: DRINK MORE WINE and YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR CHILDREN!