UPDATED: Maura Went to the Vet Today & She’s Fine

This morning, after dropping off April at work, I stopped to fill up the gas tank and took this photo of the back seat:

We’d gotten out of the house much earlier than anticipated so we had some time to kill before Maura’s 9:45 AM appointment to have a growth examined and likely removed from outside her right ear. Continue reading “UPDATED: Maura Went to the Vet Today & She’s Fine”

Behold the Power of “Ferengi Feminism”

(Warning: lyrics in music sampled for video below contain NSFW language.) Here’s a recent studio recap that April made for a piece she’s working on:

The piece-in-progress features Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a gifted Nigerian author and feminist activist, juxtaposed with the phrase “Ferengi Feminism” to be rendered in a similar style to an earlier piece (that sold in her recent solo show) in this “Afro-Futurist” series, Rules of Acquisition: 

@mstinalawson @coagulacuratorial #solange #painting #laart @saintrecords

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What is “Ferengi Feminism”? Continue reading “Behold the Power of “Ferengi Feminism””

RIP Bob Owens, Defender of Freedom

The Washington Post reported yesterday that Bob Owens’ death on Monday has been officially declared a suicide. You can donate to a memorial fund for his family here.

I didn’t know Bob as well as I’d liked and now that will be a permanent regret. I edited his articles for several years, from 2011 until 2013 when he left to become Bearing Arms’ editor. His archive is here, in particular scroll down some and I’d point you toward his delightful series chronicling the episodes of the popular Doomsday Preppers show. Bob was a fun writer to edit; and his enthusiasm and passion for his subject matter was infectious and persuasive. Continue reading “RIP Bob Owens, Defender of Freedom”

In Praise of The Rock (And His Best Film So Far)

The cover story of the National Review that arrived in the mail today:

New National Review cover story on The Rock very well done…

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(Yes, I do intend to photograph all books, magazines, DVDs, etc. alongside Maura…)

I read the story this evening and endorse its argument and conclusion about The Rock’s appeal and his culturally-nourishing potential — no surprise given that I usually agree with David French‘s NRO pieces. Continue reading “In Praise of The Rock (And His Best Film So Far)”