Jun 22, 2011
commented on Places That Are Real
My family has gone to Moclips, just north of Seabrook, every summer for the past 20 years. The area in which it was built is essentially a clearcut in the coastal forest. It is a bit jarring to someone who lives in a 100 year-old apartment building in a neighborhood that has been evolving for much longer than that to see this "town" pop up in what is essentially the middle of nowhere. I think these paintings capture the strangeness that I feel about the development. That said, just because I feel this way, does not mean that I pass any judgement on to those who have bought or rented houses there, regardless of how I find the motivations and the marketing behind the development to be problematic.
May 3, 2011
commented on The Obama: Racist? Not Racist?
Sounds terrible, but also reduces his identity down to race, as though his being half black is his defining characteristic, which is racist, or something, maybe.
Mar 10, 2011
commented on It Gets Better: David Sedaris
Funny, I was in junior high in the 90's in Federal Way, and I felt the same way. I thought all gay people were in there 30's and lived in San Francisco, and that meant I couldn't possibly be gay, let alone anyone else in my class. Luckily I realized how wrong I was in high school.