Master of the Game

Who knew geopolitics could be so complicated!  Alternate titles: Go ahead, make my move.  You don't know how to play this game? Sad! The most beautiful chocolate cake you've ever seen. 

The Lorax isn't just about trees. It's about the interconnectedness of nature. It's also about the tragedy of the commons.  The Lorax isn't straight up against industry, but rather against unrestrained and inconsiderate industry.  Today's piece will be a diptych, so find out tomorrow! Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is... Continue Reading →

Day 3 prompt: Pangolins Pangolins have been a favorite of mine since childhood, but some species are hunted because of a superstition that claims their scales, dried and ground up, can cure nervousness or other ailments.  Many animals face extinction due to a combination of high demand for traditional 'medicine' and an inability to farm... Continue Reading →

Revenge of the Bees – #unless

Day 2 of April's drawing-a-day challenge.  Today's prompt: a honey bee spraying chemicals: While feeding the world's growing population is important, some of the modern farming practices are not always benign to the environment. Ironically, some of the pesticides we use to help protect crops may be contributors in honey bee deaths, an insect we... Continue Reading →

Beware the Siren Call – #unless

Prompt #1 - Trump frolicking like a nymph What better April Fools' Day prompt can I get than the fool in chief who believes climate change is a Chinese plot and that 'clean coal' is actually is worth falling further behind in the renewable energy race.  If you'd like to suggest a prompt for my... Continue Reading →

April Prompt Request – #unless

Earth Day is this April and considering the rise of anti-science sentiment in the government and amongst populists, I want to raise awareness via art. Each day in April, I will be making a new illustration to celebrate our planet and the sciences we use to understand it. This is where you come in. I... Continue Reading →

Memento Mori – Memento Homo

Victory fills our souls while defeat brings us low. Both can make us lose a broader perspective. Staying strong under loss can be difficult. But the best of us will move past defeat and keep trying. As the Romans grew into an empire, they were often foolhardy and ran straight into defeat. The kind of... Continue Reading →

Memento Mori are reminders of our mortality. These can include such things including cut flowers and sand clocks, but the most iconic of the memento mori are skulls. I don't think I've ever understood why people are uncomfortable with skulls. Don't get me wrong, I know why. Skulls represent a person who was once breathing and... Continue Reading →

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