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Clever.

My other two choices at the dealer where we went were 2012 and 2013 used Fiat 500s. But by the time we got there, both were sequestered with potential buyers, and I bought the Sebring! I've never even touched a Fiat 500, but I liked the first one I ever saw (in the 1960s) and I was thrilled to see that they were being imported to the US again a few years ago. But I couldn't afford a new one.

I suppose with a 4-seater and a 7-seater and all those bottoms to find places for, you would have to share cars. :D

I wanted something I could pay cash for, since I thought I would have no credit. I was willing to "build" more credit if I could borrow part of the purchase price, but I expected to make a down payment that would amount to 93% of the price of the car I bought. As it turned out you have to borrow at least $5,000.

The Fiats were unavailable.

So, I drove this one first. Very clean. Everything works. Only 5 years old. Silver in color, so cooler when sitting in the sun. No scratches, or tears or stains. And I had a Plymouth Voyager that lasted 12 years with few mechanical troubles, despite being stolen and wrecked when it was 2 years old. I figured another Chrysler product couldn't be a totally stupid choice.

I like driving again, after years of it being a drudge. A sweaty drudge in the summer time for the last 3 years.

What a coincidence that we both looked at Fiats! I completely understand wanting to pay cash and I would imagine that it would feel good to be driving again. Looks like you made a solid choice in the end... hope it works out!

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Hank, your skies in your acrylics are my favorite thing, especially in Welkin. The pen on paper pieces, especially Lilt I, are incredible. Congratulations on your talent and hard work being recognized by this gallery! And yay for Gort's role in encouragement.

Thanks! I like to push my skies towards abstraction and play with texture a lot. It's funny, because back when I painted that piece for you ( 6 or 7 years ago now?) I new that I wanted to insert more texture into my work but wasn't comfortable enough with myself to be able to create it... or knowledgeable enough to carry it out. That landscape I painted for you was very much my beginnings as a landscape painter. I didn't know it at the time, but creating that piece was like having an ant walk across my skin. I got it off my back and sent it to you... only to have this itch remain with me all of these years. :)

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Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:04 pm
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I thought free was implied. :P

Haha... well, it's not unheard of... Both Gort and trab both received free art from me for winning the 2k Crew Challenges over at RT. And trip won the Alphabet thread I ran there (but he didn't want a prize mailed to him). Even here at the Corrie I gave away a free piece of art to kiddo in space for myFour Square thread... his prize is on the last page.

Along with two of those encouraging quotes from Gort that I was talking about:
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"Honey, come over here and look at this painting!" He is joined by his 30-something wife. He points at the painting on a gallery wall. "This is by Nathanael Carroll. Remember, I've told you about him? Mr. Carroll, my fifth grade art teacher? And it's only $34,000. Wouldn't it look great on the wall over the living room fireplace?" She looks at it for a moment, steps back, studies the form. "Well, I don't really know what it is, yet it looks oddly familiar in some way. I love the color palette. Yes, I think it would look great against that fieldstone wall above the mantel. Yes. Let's get it."

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Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:15 pm
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Taking 85-year old Mom to visit some relatives tomorrow. First road trip in the newly-acquired Sebring. We're going to be on the road for both the trip up and the trip back for a total of nearly 5 hours. We'll see if it's a comfortable to ride in for that long, as much as we hoped it would be.

At least there will be music.

And air-conditioning.

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New Horizons is in good shape and functioning perfectly after the flyby. It was able to phone home.

There used to be cool stuff like this happening what seemed like all the time when I was in 6th grade.

Makes me feel like a kid again...except for the old fart misty eyes. :shifty:

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When I was 28 years old I didn't phone home much.

Neither does my younger son, who moved to Barcelona, Spain last week to begin a new job as a game developer for a rather visible game company. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to say which company. There's no guidance on this, as I haven't heard from him since he moved. Neither has his older brother. But their mom somehow managed to get in touch with him and word got back through the bro that he's doing fine. But he has WiFi only in his apartment. And spend most of his time at home talking to his girlfriend in California.

At first I felt rather emotional about him being so far away. But now I have a clock set on my World Time app that tracks what time it is over there, and somehow that's made me feel a little better about it.

I sure hope he loves the job and the working environment. I wanted to go live and work in Germany (simply because I knew the language) when I was in my 20s. Never got the opportunity. So it was difficult for me to walk a narrow path between being encouraging or discouraging as he was making up his mind about this. But I think I managed to be neither. To simply be a sounding board. I pointed out good things that could happen if he became an ex-pat, and some not so good things. I let him choose.

Among posters on this board probably Jedi knows the most about what my son is going through right now.

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Your son sold out and went to work for the Evil corporation that is Ubisoft?


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I almost never called my parents at 28 as well. Something about that stage of life, I suppose. That's starting to change more and more however. Grandchildren have helped me keep in touch. It's an easy common denominator... something that we can always talk about and have mutual interest in. I've always struggled talking to my mother more than my father, honestly. My father and I have the same general profession: teaching (him: carpentry, me: art) and we also both love biking. Common interests certainly help anyone get along with anyone else.

I'm sure I'd be quite emotional if my son ended up moving across the world as well. Perhaps having the clock set to his time just gives you a mutual interest that helps. Best of luck staying in touch. I'm sure as he gets older reaching out will become a higher priority. It has for me, anyway.

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Your son sold out and went to work for the Evil corporation that is Ubisoft?

Thank goodness, no. It was a different one.

But I know his salary, and he definitely sold out. Wish I could sell out for that kind of money.

Ubisoft probably stole their name from Philip K. Dick.

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Thank goodness, no. It was a different one.

But I know his salary, and he definitely sold out. Wish I could sell out for that kind of money.

Ubisoft probably stole their name from Philip K. Dick.

Well that's good. They were the only big name Game dev company I could find in Barcelona.


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Ace, I thought sure you'd have some comments to post about my Batman Rematch. But...nada. I was disappointed. :(

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Ace, I thought sure you'd have some comments to post about my Batman Rematch. But...nada. I was disappointed. :(

I completely missed it while you were doing it. Although I did like where you explored the animated movie. I'll have to re-read it again.


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traboule wrote:
Gort, have you read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith? It may not be exactly "this encapsulates girlhood" for me but it is one of the best coming-of-age books I've read where the main character is a girl.

It was published in the 1950's I think, and before I read it, I had this mistaken assumption that it was a sentimental book, but it's actually really clear-eyed about everything.

Trab, if you check in, I'm reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn via Kindle, which means I don't lose my place if I take a break to read other books (On the Beach). Thank you for the recommendation. It's very long, which is a plus for something as absorbing as this story. I kind of don't want it to end (though I know it will) and it's given me some parallels that have worked into essays in the Rematch and Future threads! :)

I'm into Book Four now.

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...because, of course, any student who made a bomb to bring to school would walk in with it right out where anyone could see it. Why, that's the most natural thing in the world. It would be stupid to think that what looks like a clock is a ... clock, right?

Sadly, the competent ones in school administration never make the news, but at least they are in charge of most of our kids.

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I would go as far as to say that most of the news doesn't show very many competent people in any of their stories. There are more competent people than the news gives us credit for, anyway.


In movie news, I finally forced myself to watch The Ladykillers which has been the only film from the Coen Brothers filmography missing from my viewed list for a long time. I had suspected that I wouldn't much care for it... even though I like almost everything they've ever done. It had some nice qualities and some of the quirkiness worked. But I found Tom Hanks to be very annoying. Which I suspected would happen from the previews and is what had held me back from watching it all these years. But now I can say I've seen all their feature films... and I don't think this was my least favorite of theirs. It would be toward the bottom though.

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I've seen only part of The Ladykillers. And I've never seen the 1955 original.

2004

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But I did briefly consider it for a rematch. 8-)

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Interesting. It's funny because I associate the Coen Brothers with original works... yet The Ladykillers and True Grit are remakes... and several of their films are based on other works. Perhaps it is because they all have a certain feel to them.

Did you consider True Grit at any time for a rematch? I loved the John Wayne as a kid... and as an adult I was delighted with it's remake.

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But now I can say I've seen all their feature films... and I don't think this was my least favorite of theirs. It would be toward the bottom though.
Aw, you can't say this without telling us which is your least favorite! Mine's Intolerable Cruelty, but I haven't seen Hudsucker, No Country, or Ladykillers.

Rough ranking (though I love everything through Blood Simple):

A Serious Man
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Raising Arizona
Barton Fink
True Grit
Fargo
Inside Llewyn Davis
Blood Simple
Miller's Crossing
The Big Lebowski
The Man Who Wasn't There
Burn After Reading
Intolerable Cruelty

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Aw, you can't say this without telling us which is your least favorite! Mine's Intolerable Cruelty, but I haven't seen Hudsucker, No Country, or Ladykillers.

Rough ranking (though I love everything through Blood Simple):

A Serious Man
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Raising Arizona
Barton Fink
True Grit
Fargo
Inside Llewyn Davis
Blood Simple
Miller's Crossing
The Big Lebowski
The Man Who Wasn't There
Burn After Reading
Intolerable Cruelty


:P I've never been too good at compiling lists. I kinda like this "rough ranking" idea of yours though
A Serious Man
No Country for Old Men
Fargo
True Grit
Barton Fink
The Big Lebowski
Blood Simple.
Inside Llewyn Davis
Miller's Crossing
O' Brother Where Art Thou?
Raising Arizona
Burn After Reading
The Man Who Wasn't There
The Ladykillers
Intolerable Cruelty
Hudsucker Proxy


Basically though... think of it like a gray scale chart... where each film kinda washes and blends with the others ranked around it. Depending on my mood or the day, each of these films could probably slide a spot or two up or down but it'd be a stretch for them to move 4 or 5. But I would say that I generally agree with your ranks. And by my account, you're not missing out on their better outings with 2 of your blind spots, but I do have a tremendous soft spot for No Country for Old Men.

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Interesting. It's funny because I associate the Coen Brothers with original works... yet The Ladykillers and True Grit are remakes... and several of their films are based on other works. Perhaps it is because they all have a certain feel to them.

Did you consider True Grit at any time for a rematch? I loved the John Wayne as a kid... and as an adult I was delighted with it's remake.
I did. I've seen both films, and I like the Coen version better. But it's because of something I've posted about on the forum before: I'm from Arkansas, and I have property up near Fort Smith, and it doesn't look like the Rockies up there. So when I first saw the film as a 17 year old at the Malco Theater in Memphis, TN, I was okay until they showed the mountains, and then the movie lost nearly all its credibility.

But I did love that famous John Wayne line: "Fill your hand you son-of-a-bitch!" Ha ha. My parents were sitting there and had to hear that from the movie screen. Hee hee! I was delighted. Also, that John Wayne was human enough to actually cuss.

The Coen movie was made in a geographic area that more closely approximates that area of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

I must confess to having developed a hopeless crush on Kim Darby because of the 1969 film. And the Malco Theater has now reverted to its original identity as The Orpheum. I think this is all repeat information from me, now that I ponder it. :D

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As for the listing, I've only seen these films of theirs:

A Serious Man
No Country for Old Men
Fargo
True Grit
Barton Fink
The Big Lebowski
Miller's Crossing
O' Brother Where Art Thou?
Raising Arizona
(seen in several parts over the years. maybe not even every bit of it, but it was hyylarious!)
Burn After Reading
The Man Who Wasn't There
The Ladykillers
(about 15-20 minutes of this one)

That's Hank's order for the ones I've seen. And I'd be hard-pressed to make any kind of order, because there are aspects of all their films that I treasure, and little irritants in all of them. Of all these I resonated least to The Big Lebowski and Burn After Reading, but there are parts of both that I love. Who wouldn't dig an entire hotel collapsing? And Burn gets so freakishly unbelievable by the end that I loved all that.

As for the rest, I have been known to sit slack-jawed in stunned admiration for just how uncannily bizarre they can get with plot twists and turns and character quirks, and still tell a damn good story. At first No Country alienated me with a relative lack of humor, but when I re-watched it there was a certain kind of substance to it that I also find in A Serious Man that is just as fascinating as their weird sense of humor. And they handle both very well. They can drive this kind of plot to and beyond all reason and keep it going full steam while they take you into places you can't believe you could go, and still the story doesn't fall apart. Not sure how they do it, but I'm glad they do.

Heck, I'm sounding like a Coen fan-boy, but I don't apologize.

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I did. I've seen both films, and I like the Coen version better. But it's because of something I've posted about on the forum before: I'm from Arkansas, and I have property up near Fort Smith, and it doesn't look like the Rockies up there. So when I first saw the film as a 17 year old at the Malco Theater in Memphis, TN, I was okay until they showed the mountains, and then the movie lost nearly all its credibility.

But I did love that famous John Wayne line: "Fill your hand you son-of-a-bitch!" Ha ha. My parents were sitting there and had to hear that from the movie screen. Hee hee! I was delighted. Also, that John Wayne was human enough to actually cuss.

The Coen movie was made in a geographic area that more closely approximates that area of Arkansas and Oklahoma.

I must confess to having developed a hopeless crush on Kim Darby because of the 1969 film. And the Malco Theater has now reverted to its original identity as The Orpheum. I think this is all repeat information from me, now that I ponder it. :D


Ah... I do remember reading about your beef ( or should I say Laboeuf, ha-cha!) with the landscapes in the original. The final showdown is what I always adored as a child, sitting on the couch with my dad. He has always been a fan of the western genre. For a time I thought that there wasn't a western that he hadn't subjected me to... but in college I stumbled onto Once Upon a Time in the West and called him afterward, "Hey... what's the deal? Why didn't you ever watch this one with me?" To which he replied that he hadn't seen it. I brought it home over my next break and we watched it together. Westerns are one of the things that we bond over. More on topic... we even went to see the Coen's True Grit together at the theater in a tip of the hat to my childhood. Not at the Malco Theater though... or even at The Orpheum which it is now known as.

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As for the listing, I've only seen these films of theirs:

A Serious Man
No Country for Old Men
Fargo
True Grit
Barton Fink
The Big Lebowski
Miller's Crossing
O' Brother Where Art Thou?
Raising Arizona
(seen in several parts over the years. maybe not even every bit of it, but it was hyylarious!)
Burn After Reading
The Man Who Wasn't There
The Ladykillers
(about 15-20 minutes of this one)

That's Hank's order for the ones I've seen. And I'd be hard-pressed to make any kind of order, because there are aspects of all their films that I treasure, and little irritants in all of them. Of all these I resonated least to The Big Lebowski and Burn After Reading, but there are parts of both that I love. Who wouldn't dig an entire hotel collapsing? And Burn gets so freakishly unbelievable by the end that I loved all that.

As for the rest, I have been known to sit slack-jawed in stunned admiration for just how uncannily bizarre they can get with plot twists and turns and character quirks, and still tell a damn good story. At first No Country alienated me with a relative lack of humor, but when I re-watched it there was a certain kind of substance to it that I also find in A Serious Man that is just as fascinating as their weird sense of humor. And they handle both very well. They can drive this kind of plot to and beyond all reason and keep it going full steam while they take you into places you can't believe you could go, and still the story doesn't fall apart. Not sure how they do it, but I'm glad they do.

Heck, I'm sounding like a Coen fan-boy, but I don't apologize.

Couldn't agree more with the bolded.... and part of me feels that some the little irritants... actually... somehow manage to worm their way into reasons I like the films. Strange.

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Basically though... think of it like a gray scale chart... where each film kinda washes and blends with the others ranked around it. Depending on my mood or the day, each of these films could probably slide a spot or two up or down but it'd be a stretch for them to move 4 or 5.
Mmm, I've never seen a better description of the list-making process! Love that you have A Serious Man at the top. I'm going to have to get around to No Country one of these days. :)

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Mmm, I've never seen a better description of the list-making process! Love that you have A Serious Man at the top. I'm going to have to get around to No Country one of these days. :)

Oh, well thank you for the complement!

A Serious Man just hooks me every time. Love the opening. Love pretty much everything that follows. And it's so convincing... as Gort as pointed out (if I remember correctly) that it is one of the most accurate depictions of that time he's ever seen. Hopefully I'm not remembering that wrong in making my point. The music works so well and the acting is tremendous in my opinion. And the end! *swoon* :heart:

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Haha! Just now when I logged in I saw this:
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Makes me feel like I'm in a Disney animated film. ;)

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Oh, well thank you for the complement!

A Serious Man just hooks me every time. Love the opening. Love pretty much everything that follows. And it's so convincing... as Gort has pointed out (if I remember correctly) that it is one of the most accurate depictions of that time he's ever seen. Hopefully I'm not remembering that wrong in making my point. The music works so well and the acting is tremendous in my opinion. And the end! *swoon* :heart:

Your memory is correct, sir. Now, let's just hope that my memory of the time is also correct. :D

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Gort, have you read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith? It may not be exactly "this encapsulates girlhood" for me but it is one of the best coming-of-age books I've read where the main character is a girl.

It was published in the 1950's I think, and before I read it, I had this mistaken assumption that it was a sentimental book, but it's actually really clear-eyed about everything.

I finished A Tree Grows in Brooklyn a couple of weeks ago, but haven't taken the time to write about it.

I really like the book. "Clear-eyed" is a good description of Francie's view of life. It leaves off at the moment when you want Book Six to start. It does have sentiment threaded closely throughout, but that's because it is such a human view of what's going on. Her experiences are your experiences. Any sentimentality is purely the product of the reader's reaction to and interaction with the words on the page, it seems to me. The only time anything of that purposely sentimental nature is woven into the story is the harrowing event in the stairwell when Francie is attacked.

The novel does have an unsentimental way of showing how family is much more important to those who don't have a lot of stuff. I also like the purposeful extravagance of making a pot of hot coffee, and tossing what isn't drunk down the drain just to prove that the Nolan family is not a slave to poverty. They are, nonetheless, bound by poverty. The story is about how Francie begins to struggle out of it through education. And then, of course, there is the thing of marrying someone who is well off. That's one route out, I guess.

It didn't give me the same sense of "being a girl" that the first viewing of Stand By Me caused concerning "being a boy" when I saw it in the 1980s. But I could easily identify the times when Francie's take, and Kate's take on things were enough different from what mine might have been, to think that maybe I was getting an unvarnished view through female eyes. I can't be sure. As I may have written above somewhere, I am not sure that a male could ever truly experience anything as the identity of growing up a girl, or a woman could ever experience anything as "growing up a boy" in the sense of genuine identity.

If you hadn't written that you aren't sure that the novel "encapsulates girlhood" for you, I would have assumed that my last sentence above was the truth. As it is, there is still a minor amount of doubt. Perhaps some time I will view or read something that somehow clearly depicts for me, a male, what it would be like to see the world from a female perspective. As it is, I have to try to see between the lines of the story to pluck out what those exclusively "female" angles of view might be.

I appreciate your recommendation. Thanks, Trab.

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Heck, I'm sounding like a Coen fan-boy, but I don't apologize.

Saw the Hail, Ceasar trailer... looks like I'll be enjoying another one of their films soon enough!

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After 660 days of my two older boys being in our foster care, they were officially adopted on Friday. A very cool feeling.

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After 660 days of my two older boys being in our foster care, they were officially adopted on Friday. A very cool feeling.

I'm not sure what to say. Congratulations seems too wimpy.

How about, good to hear...Dad!

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Thanks, Gort. My daughter has brothers and she was so gitty about it all day on Friday. Now we just need to get the youngest through the system. He came to live with us with 3 skull fractures at the age of 3 months old. He is now 2 years old and still being drug through the foster care machine. The end is not quite in sight with him.

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Congrats and it's a slow process and stuff but grats Hank. It's worth it in the end I know you're just happy to officially have them under your care. :)


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Congrats and it's a slow process and stuff but grats Hank. It's worth it in the end I know you're just happy to officially have them under your care. :)

Thanks, Ace. :up:

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Oh, wow, Hank! That's fantastic! :heart:

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That's so cool of you, Hank, way to go!
(For some reason, the sentence above scans as sarcastic, I blame the inability of my generation to express enthusiasm without tempering it with a healthy dose of distancing and irony.)


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Thanks Shieldmaiden and MrCarmady!
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Things have been going really well for me this past year. I can't believe the good fortune that has come my way... Most recently(as in yesterday) my wife and I got back from a trip to Ireland, London and then Italy. The finale was in Bologna, Italy where four of my pieces were included in a group exhibition. Between being awarded Educator of the Year for my district, the show in NYC, our adoptions and now a show in Italy... I am amazed at what has been going on.

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Hank has gotten to big for us small folk :p


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Hank has gotten to big for us small folk :p

At least for now he still thinks he's a part of The Crew, though.

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Hank has gotten to big for us small folk :p

Nah, I can't even wrap my head around it for it to make me feel big at all. I'm pretty sure this is the pinnacle of my artistic career and so anybody who has bought my work should sell it now. Buy low... sell high they say!

By 'pinnacle of my artistic career' I'm not saying that I'm done producing work, I just don't know how it could be getting much better for a guy from central Pennsylvania who is just creating for the love of it.

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At least for now he still thinks he's a part of The Crew, though.

It's my roots :heart:

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I never got that painting. It mysteriously got "lost" in the mail.


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I never got that painting. It mysteriously got "lost" in the mail.

Never got that address to send it to. :P

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It's my roots :heart:

Yes, indeed. You were one of those who helped me drag this thread over here through the inter-tubes from Rottentomatoes forums. There were a few servers there where I wasn't sure it was going to fit through the elbows, but with me pulling and you pushing we managed it.

Thanks, Hank.

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I didn't want to hijack you're other thread with updates on my life Gort, so I moved this over here...
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I guess by now you've read all of them.

Say, how's 2016 been so far?

And how is (did) your art show in NYC going (go)? I don't remember how long the show was. (shame on me)

To everyone else: Happy New Year!

The NYC show went well. It was fun, just a little different different than the shows in PA :P Here's a video that I'm kind of lame in (due to not knowing how to talk to a camera) from the show:
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I also was part of a International group show in Bologna, Italy that featured artists from 30 different countries. I was even published in a book:
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My 2016 is going well so far. How have you been Gort? Have you any ideas for books that have been eating at you?

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It was cool to hear your voice for the first time. You were no lamer on camera than any other artist in the gallery. They all struggled, no matter in which language (the German woman was the most comfortable with the idea, I think). All of you guys like to show us on canvas what is in your minds, and not necessarily give us an inner view with words, right?

I imagine having a camera shoved into your face as part of the publicity wasn't something you initially signed up for!

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Have you any ideas for books that have been eating at you?

I started writing an essay for the Battle Royale/Hunger Games rematch in October, and intended to resurrect a couple of excerpts from a destroyed novel manuscript that I began in 1968 (and destroyed in 1973 out of disgust that I could write such an idea). The original draft had gotten to a few pages beyond 30, and in 1973 I was at first thinking about writing more on it during my summer break from University, but I didn't think a novel about 100 boys on an island killing each other by government mandate would be publishable. The reconstructed sections in the Rematch essay were to be done simply to make the point that Suzanne Collins might have written her novel with no previous exposure to the novel Battle Royale, because I began writing a similar novel, at least the opening part, before either of those authors was born. My novel was stimulated by my first reading of Lord of the Flies.

I intended to write the opening, the ending and two parts in the middle, to post them behind spoilers and include those in the essay. But I'm up to 74 pages of episodes now. And the ideas keep coming.

Plus for several years I've been writing episodes and notes for a series of novels set in a parallel universe. And there are other odds and ends. But I never find the time + energy combination to get the ones I've finished and self-published made into Kindle books, that I might sell more than 15 copies of over a 7-year period. :shifty: The trouble is that the novels are printed on demand from pdf files that were generated by putting Word ms documents into Pagemaker 6.5 and exporting a Postscript file, then recoding that to pdf. The process is easier now to go from Word to pdf, or to HTML (which is what ebooks use), but the rewrites were made in PageMaker, and I have no computers that will open the PageMaker 6.5 files any longer. So I have to export to HTML from pdf, which causes HTML formatting problems, and those have to be corrected line by fricasseeing line. It's like designing the entire print book all over again, and takes dozens of hours per book.

And I'm lazy.

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Happy Independence Day to everyone, even if you're not estadounidense.

Hank, I've been wondering about the third adoption, and whether it's moving slowly, has gotten stuck, or has already popped loose at a time when you didn't have a spare moment to let us know.

And your NY show. How'd that turn out?

I've seen that you were logged in once in a while, but don't haunt the threads you post in, if you're still posting.

And everyone else, how you doing?

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Happy Independence Day to everyone, even if you're not estadounidense.

Hank, I've been wondering about the third adoption, and whether it's moving slowly, has gotten stuck, or has already popped loose at a time when you didn't have a spare moment to let us know.

And your NY show. How'd that turn out?

I've seen that you were logged in once in a while, but don't haunt the threads you post in, if you're still posting.


I still come here to record my Trends, but I very rarely have the time or energy to type anything. I've been reading your Rematch thread. Wonderful, as always. And I check the Upcoming and Recently Seen threads every so often. But mostly, life is pulling me away from posting much of anything. I've always tended to be primarily a lurker on the boards... I've talked with you more than anyone :fresh: All of 3 of my adoptions were finalized. The youngest is starting to make progress. (I forget what I've mentioned about him-- but he came to us at 3 months old with three skull fractures. His caretaker had been hitting him) He is now 2 years 7 months and has a hearing aide in his right ear due to having conductive damage. He wears braces on his feet and ankles and has recently begun to take steps! Not much in the way of talking, although is pretty bright. He follows directions well i.e. "Can you go get a diaper?" and he does. We've had to go to a lot of medical appointments and therapies (4 a week) and they are starting to have results. It's been a long road, but we're getting there.

My shows have been going well. I will let you know when I get a big name collector who pays the big bucks :P

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I can be a big name collector who pays big bucks! I just need one piece of art to showcase and then I can sell that art and buy more from you! :p


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Hank wrote:

I still come here to record my Trends, but I very rarely have the time or energy to type anything. I've been reading your Rematch thread. Wonderful, as always. And I check the Upcoming and Recently Seen threads every so often. But mostly, life is pulling me away from posting much of anything. I've always tended to be primarily a lurker on the boards... I've talked with you more than anyone :fresh: All of 3 of my adoptions were finalized. The youngest is starting to make progress. (I forget what I've mentioned about him-- but he came to us at 3 months old with three skull fractures. His caretaker had been hitting him) He is now 2 years 7 months and has a hearing aide in his right ear due to having conductive damage. He wears braces on his feet and ankles and has recently begun to take steps! Not much in the way of talking, although is pretty bright. He follows directions well i.e. "Can you go get a diaper?" and he does. We've had to go to a lot of medical appointments and therapies (4 a week) and they are starting to have results. It's been a long road, but we're getting there.

My shows have been going well. I will let you know when I get a big name collector who pays the big bucks :P

Oh! I hadn't heard about the youngest having skull fractures. That's rotten. I'm so glad you found him in time. I remember you saying that they weren't in a safe place, and that you took all three so they wouldn't be separated. Maybe you did mention the hitting abuse, but I don't remember it. (64, you know!)

My tall #2 son didn't really talk much until he was over 2 yr 6 mo old. He could have, but his older brother would immediately translate all his wishes, so all Joseph had to do was grunt and gesture. I'm glad to hear that the time-consuming medical appointments and therapy sessions are "starting to have results." That is wonderful.

This kid won't know how lucky he and his brothers and sister are until he's nearly your age now. But someday he will see it very clearly. The world is full of kind, caring, loving, thoughtful people like you and Mrs. Hank. But we don't hear about them on the news every night.

I'm glad to know that all three of the kids "own you" now. :D

Happy mostly-lurking, Hank.

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