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Would you kill yourself to go on living?

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India

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I love you; thanks’; you’re welcome

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A note about price:size ratio in paintings

Strange tales


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Christ’s devil

Timelines

Life's funnel

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Moon Myth

How chaos was subdued in the Japanese genesis myth

Noah Lukeman & the murky world of today’s book publishing

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Old Man (short story)

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Photos of the spring fair in Sevilla in a new window

Why Humans prefer other Humans to be like themselves

A letter to painters

Why do people talk?

The Painter's Eye

I'bn al Alhí's treasure (short story)

Associative Personality Disorder

Love poems, death poems

The Golem

Elitism in Art

Theory of the Mind

Shorter of breath, one day closer to death

Politics II

Rock & Roll

Words II- more words

Words

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Confidence

How to steal from gullible artists

Priests behaving badly

How to make a painting

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A note about signatures on paintings

Bob Dylan

Number of atheists among scientists

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Faust & Mephistopheles

Children's reading habits

How to get good photos of fireworks

The 20th century

Further Dialogue on the 20th Century article (here) with comments by Bobby Porter

Love is

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Martial Art as sport

Blind Boy Fuller


Becoming an artist

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Mind-brain

Age


José Tomás


Black Adder


This is not a Blog

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Chivalric ethics

Shibumi


Shibumi: Comments by Bobby Porter

The artist’s relationship to his work

Bobby's response
to The artist's relationship to his work

Egon

20,000+

Memories of my father II

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Men & Women

Girls: come closer & I'll tell you a secret about men

Catholic Spain

Art is


Bad luck


Dogs are the Best People


Tough Love


Dense, intense and condensed: a short love story.


Cubans, Norwegians & me


From the Guggenheim to Santiago's tomb


Memories of my Father


Ecco il uomo


Divorce & maturity

Arcos de la Frontera


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Bulls & men

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Why do artists paint?

A Monk's Funeral


Pet theory


The Bicycle Thieves


Stories from here & there


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Bugs as food

What is art? part II- Is modern art, art?

A painter’s thoughts about self-portraits


The Piraha of the Amazon jungle


Thailand: stories


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We'd be better off without Religion

East Meets West


Thoughts on Memory

Scared

Frank Zappa

Art & Dreams by Ilene Skeen

Indoctrination

Rush to change names in Isaan

The Artist & Emotion


The art critic


What is Art? Part I


Note of introduction added to the Masculine-
feminine article

Rebuttal to Raymond S Kraft

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I'm back!

Masculine versus feminine, Muslim versus Buddhist.


Driving with Muslims or Buddhists

Peter Feldstein & Stephen G Bloom's Oxford project

How to argue

On 'happiness', in answer to Ivan's comments.

Thoughts on Happiness

The birth of Chiang Mai

War Story

Happiness Versus Suffering

Cogitations upon observing the life of an ant, from its birth to its death by old age, while I lay in a bathtub.

Scopes II pg 1 of 11

At the beginning of what the media began calling the ‘Scopes II’ trial I thought it would become more polemical than it turned out. I began collecting media reports, commentary, cartoons, defences & attacks published here & there by some of our leading scientists -- I started at the very beginning & continued for about four months.

*  I collected everything from science & Church to morality, philosophy, etymology, politics, poetry & parody, like the clever & funny web-site called the Spaghetti Monster. Also a bit of history, historical quotes on the subject & transcriptions of interviews & debates with Richard Dawkins & the like.

* Unfortunately the trials weren’t as amusing as they might have been if the Intelligent Design camp had better arguments & more credible support but in the end I think I have compiled a fascinating & entertaining document.

* It covers both sides thoroughly &, I hope, with a minimum of repetition (& includes links to further reference).

* I have added my two cents here & there in red. It is chronological with dates noted.  I originally saved it to a very large (260 page) Word.doc which I have converted to 11 pages of web site weighing between 30 & 130 or so kbs each.

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Self portrait Sept 09. oils on panel 10 x 8 inches (25 x 20 cm)

Self portrait May 09. Oils on panel 10 x 8 inches (25 x 20 cm)

Self-portrait Jan 31, 09. Oils on panel 10 x 8 inches

Self-portrait May 2008

Self-portrait 1994. Oils on canvas on board 100 x 50 cm

Self portrait 2

Self portrait 4

Self-portrait 2004. Oils on gold ground on panel. 45 x 45 cm