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The More Things Change….

I ran into an interesting book of illustrations from 1942 by an artist named Constantin Ajalov, entitled Conversation Pieces. I did an art piece centered …

Maoism in America?

For years we’ve been steered toward the old Soviet Union as the model of Marxism to both admire and hate in America. In the process very little …

The Christian MAGA Prayer

I developed a habit of crossing myself when I first went to USSR in 1991. I’m not Catholic or Orthodox, but to spend two months …

The Rifle as Phallic Symbol

The Rifle as Phallic Symbol You may be too young to remember, but in the 60s certain cars were considered phallic symbols, for men short …

Mrs Brophy and the Ring Dang Do

I’ve told stories of my mountain home before, and also stories about the differences between racial feelings about blacks and whites in the South and in the North at …