Eddie Freeland: Taking a Palette Knife to San Francisco

  Edward’s passion for painting and creative inspiration has always been driven by his Northern California surroundings. While working as a freelance painter, at the age of 11, he began to focus his energy on the vineyards of Livermore, Napa, and Sonoma. Most of his work from this early period was created in watercolor and […]

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Lisa Amato: Photographs from a Beautiful World

  “I was born and spent my early years in Niagara Falls, New York. I moved to Northern California as a teen and found that, even at that young age, I was in awe of the vast and diverse scenery. Now, along with my husband, two sons and Bella, my beautiful dog, we enjoy hiking, […]

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First Exposures – creative projects of San Francisco photography students

First Exposures: Youth Opportunities Through Photography     Group of aspiring photographers working with mentors to produce real zines with an authentic do-it-yourself feel. Each piece reflects a personal interest or theme: the experiences of an autistic brother, dogs, cityscapes, school, traveling. Photographers work on their pieces over several months, mastering the use of the […]

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The Terrorists: Short Fiction by Staci Ferrick and Edward Mock

  The Terrorists Staci Ferrick and Edward J. Mock Copyright, January, 2009, by Staci Ferrick “Heads up Jack!  Here come our friends out of passport control.  Hold up your Dallas Tigers pennants”. “Thanks Tom, I’m all smiles for the FBI cameras.” Holding up his Lubbock Lions pennant, Tom smiled. “Over here fellows!  Baggage claim is […]

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Theano’s Day – tribute to resourceful philosophers

If you haven’t written a post for Theano’s Day please go ahead and write one when you see this, and comment to let us know! For Theano’s Day, I’ll honor the contributions of women thinkers and researchers who kept their philosophical pursuits alive and lived out their values during tough financial times. Anna Doyle Wheeler […]

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Theano’s Day Posts – as of 1:45 PM PST – will be updated throughout the day

  Brandon’s post on the ideas and history of Socrates’ teacher, Diotima of Mantinea: http://brandondedicant.livejournal.com/ Diotima introduced Socrates to a paradigm for finding and understanding beauty at higher and more abstract levels, starting with the physical world and going deeper into the realm of ideas. Kristie LeVangie, creator of the Shades of K- podcast, writes to […]

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Fellow independent magazine folks open to submissions

  Announcement for a new magazine seeking submissions of writing and visual art, from anyone, anywhere. First issue of Bread and Circuses came out last March, new issue due this summer. First heard about and became intrigued with this project last winter at the San Francisco Writers’ Conference. Please read below for more information, email […]

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