J Art Roth

Weird Balance

Those who conform to the current preferred paradigm are more likely to succeed. That doesn't mean that the current preferred paradigm is correct. by

Mentoring

People often come to me and say, "Jacob, how do I do this?" In fact it has already happened twice today and we're not even at first break! I don't always know the answer. What I will do is help… Continue Reading →

Autobiography

An assignment this term is to write an autobiography. Four pages. It's tough to work with such restraints. by

After the Rally

There was a strange moment this afternoon. I woke up early. Saw friends off on their trip home to California. Made breakfast. Bicycled downtown for a political rally in support of science on Earth Day. Just a typical Pacific Northwest… Continue Reading →

Spring Training 

The time has come to switch gears. A good winter for snowboarding. Some great runs. Will certainly get a few more. Surf is calling me once more. Far too long since I’ve gotten wet. From the ocean we come. To… Continue Reading →

Perpich Impact Statement

In response to a request for how the Perpich Center for Arts Education has impacted me: Lots of folks say “Perpich saved my life.” It is possibly true for me as well. But I wish to approach this from a… Continue Reading →

Remedies 

Her: I like it when you place your large hands on my sides. It makes me feel sexy. Me: That’s what this country needs right now. Someone with large hands to make America feel sexy again. by

Shiny Armor

Inside a suit of polished armor is a knight Tough Grizzled Scarred Tired But oh so shiny by

Prometheus

Let’s face it, I’ve been remiss in my blogging. Online presence in general has declined for me. Time to take that back. This blog is supposed to be a repository for creative exploits and inspirations. Great. Where’s the creativity? For… Continue Reading →

Why Thorstead?

My partner and I love Norse mythology. The property was described as a flag lot. We did not see a flag. We saw a short handled hammer. Mjölnir was a short handled hammer. Thus the property inherited the name of… Continue Reading →

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