Monday, August 27, 2012

"MY WORK - MY WAY"

I hate Ayn Rand but am enjoying "The Fountain Head", let's give Gary Cooper the credit - and the best logic for artistic ego I've ever heard...

Howard Roark: "Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people! Your own work, not any possible object of your charity. I'll be glad if men who need it find a better method of living in the house I built, but that's not the motive of my work, nor my reason, nor my reward! My reward, my purpose, my life, is the work itself - my work done my way! Nothing else matters to me!"

"My work done my way! Nothing else matters to me!"

Explains why I have refunded thousands of dollars in commissions because the client would not submit to my vision.
My greatest frustration is being sought out for my expertise and then being paid to subvert that expertise to the base and naive notions of civilians.

"My work done my way! Nothing else matters to me!"

I reserve the rest of my life to that pursuit.

Friday, August 24, 2012

"Recent Fan Mail"

What a great surprise it was to receive "A Month of Sundays"! It is an inspiring work. Thanks so much, Joe! We never read about prophetic cartoonists but God does use the gifts He gave us, doesn't He?
~Joe Ruisi

Monday, August 20, 2012

"Return To Glory"

"There's rockets in the meadows and ships out on the sea,
The answer's in the forest carved upon a tree..."

~Gordon Lightfoot


MY FIRST EFFORTS AT COMMUNITY ACTIVISM BEGAN IN 1992 WHEN SEEMINGLY OVERNIGHT - CITY ATTORNEYS ACROSS THE SOUTHLAND HAD CLASSIC ROCKETSHIP TOWERS & SLIDES CUT DOWN AND REMOVED FROM NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS IN ORDER TO AVOID FALSELY PERCEIVED THREATS OF LEGAL ACTION IN CASE OF INJURY.

(THERE HAD NEVER BEEN ANY INJURY OR LAWSUIT IN THE 3 DECADES PRIOR - THIS WAS A PREEMPTIVE STRIKE AGAINST OUR PLAYGROUNDS.)

I IMMEDIATELY SPEARHEADED A COMBINATION OF PROTESTS, COMMUNITY MEETINGS, DRAWING CONTESTS, ICE CREAM SOCIALS & FUNDRAISERS THAT RESULTED IN THE ROCKET BEING:
A) RESTORED & REPLACED,
B) DECLARED A HISTORIC LANDMARK,
C) THE PARK ITSELF BEING OVERHAULED & UPGRADED.

PROCEEDS FROM MY RE-DEDICATION T-SHIRT SALES PAID FOR THE BRASS MARKER INSTALLED BY THE LOCAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

THE ROCKETSHIP IS NOW SAFE FOREVER.








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