For our wedding, my wife wanted me to fold origami cranes to use as decorations. For those that don’t know, origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. Usually, but not always, animals are folded from a square piece of paper. Some paper is simple in design while others are very intricately decorated.
So, over the course of two weekends, and a total folding time of 24 1/2 hours, I created over 500 cranes, in three sizes (3 inches by 3 inches, 4 inches by 4 inches, and 6 inches by 6 inches) and in two styles, flying and nesting…
I started wearing Doc Martens boots back in the ’80s as a teenager and continue to do so to this day. And while the popularity of these boots comes and goes every few years, back then they were mostly worn by punks (and some other subcultures). Hanging out in New York City in those days, one couldn’t help but come across groups of punks and skinheads when walking around Greenwich Village, St. Mark’s, the Bowery, or hanging out in Washington Square Park.
There was a way to tell what kind of punks you were coming up on; the color of…
Some people will say that we are at a tipping point.
We’re well beyond that.
Minneapolis is in turmoil, there’s no doubt about it. There is right now as I am writing this a police station on fire. There have been two nights of protests because of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who had his neck pinned down, in the street, by a police officer’s knee. He said he couldn’t breathe. He begged to be able to breathe. The officer would not remove his knee, even after Floyd was handcuffed.