From the Editor
This new issue of our newsletter, #50, like our last edition, is a response to the situation we find ourselves in with the Covid pandemic. We hope it will bring you some smiles and maybe a laugh or two. It's the first time I thought to feature the work of one artist throughout.
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In January of 1979, I was standing in front of the bird shop with my morning coffee when a man stops in front of me and says, "I have a message for you from Sri Ramakrhishna." As if the caffeine were not enough, his remark added to the jolt....
The webby neon sign in the store-front window read, "Psychic Readings $5" And below that "Advice on All Matters by Madame Laura." Checking my finances, I find I have $7.50 and a half-pack of cigarettes.
As a kid in the mid-west I had a radio shack in the wash house, an outbuilding where the women folk did laundry; it was filled with old Atwater-Kents, Philcos, Crosleys and whatever else I found in the junk yards.
While my mother worked, grandmother ran the house. There were six cousins, too, and we were all very close. Two of my aunts were only six and eight years older than I, and we grew up in the same house. So it was a matriarchal society...