Awe New Mexico

Anon E. Moose The Art, Written or Spoken Word Leave a Comment

ArtIsInFormation in the Jemez Mountains New Mexico. Something exists that is so potent and natural, that you will be compelled forth into the forrest, and emerge transported. High in the Jemez mountains, night was falling and we were four, feeling frisky to foray into the forest. Rocky peaks. Mossy meadows. Lost and lonely streams seeming seemly, freely streaming. Wispy trails …

Time Race

Waldon Brandisher Written or Spoken Word

This time race race to collapse to face to face to dirt and ash The illuminating journey beyond measure returning frequently replenishing not often enduring Species conjuring a sea of commissions self serving omissions and a free opposition – still – in existence Whether resistant or weather conditioned An invasion of the mind Space and time stretched over the tip …

The Dust Bowl, From the Perspective of a Migrant Farmer

Waldon Brandisher Environment, Written or Spoken Word

Moving to California was a difficult but necessary choice for my family. We fought long years of drought on our farm in Nebraska, as did many in the Midwest from Oklahoma and Kansas, to West Texas. Ultimately, we could not stay and tend to the small farm that brought us food and wage, for we suffered devastating losses that put …

A Sign of Evolving Times

Waldon Brandisher Consciousness, Written or Spoken Word

American Sign Language at schools for the deaf has had a contentious history, from its early inception and throughout the 20th century. Before the creation of Gallaudet University, deaf individuals were largely secluded from each other, with no formalized method of signing, and a limited understanding of what was possible for them. Hearing people saw deafness as “a horrendous misfortune,” …

Thinking Like a Mountain During a Silent Spring

Waldon Brandisher Environment, Written or Spoken Word

Thinking like a mountain is a concept used by Aldo Leopold to emphasize the ethical premise that every individual is a part of a larger interdependent biotic community, and right action can be judged by how it affects the environment. Thinking like a mountain is meant to personify the land in a way that encourages ethical consideration of the entire …

Eckhart Tolle: What is Awakening?

Waldon Brandisher Consciousness, Mysteries and Discoveries, Written or Spoken Word

Expanded Consciousness: Eckhart Tolle: What is awakening?. Since ancient times the term awakening has been used as a kind of metaphor that points to the transformation of human consciousness. There are parables in the New Testament that speak of the importance of being awake, of not falling back to sleep. The word Buddha comes from the Sanskrit word Budh, meaning, …

Bee Death and the American Dream

Waldon Brandisher Environment, Mysteries and Discoveries, Written or Spoken Word

Farmers and humans think they are pretty clever these days, but not clever enough to take responsibility for the pollination of $30 billion worth of nourishing food crops each year; currently a task taken happily by Honey Bees. Important work is being done to determine what is devastating the population of apis mellifera; but do Americans want to wake up from …

Art and Information: An Exploration into Communication, Censorship, and Influence

Waldon Brandisher Consciousness, Mysteries and Discoveries, Written or Spoken Word

The modern age of mass communication brings us many messages that improve our lives, but we must arm ourselves with the knowledge of its power to influence, lull, suppress, or deceive through techniques that affect a spectrum of human emotion. There is an obscured and often unnoticed tendency towards information manipulation in our complex media environment, undertaken by politicians, government …

Political Speech, Eulogy, Compassionate Plea, Decisive Moment

Waldon Brandisher poliTics, Written or Spoken Word

The following rhetorical analysis attempts to understand and characterize the impact of Robert F. Kennedy’s historic speech on April 4th, 1968—the day civil-rights torchbearer and spiritual leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Through placing Kennedy in Lloyd Bitzer’s rhetorical situation, this analysis will reveal how his timely plea was able to help dissuade over 95,000 black citizens in …

Art Is Infused In Everything

Waldon Brandisher Mysteries and Discoveries, Written or Spoken Word

Art is infused in everything…Do you not agree? Before you decide, you are invited to hear another perspective. Believe for a moment, that Art IS Information, and information is ALL. With this mindset, one can come to look at all the world and the objects and environments contained as having potential for great creation and destruction simultaneously, and always. We …

To Eat or Not To Eat, That is the Question, A Poem

Waldon Brandisher The Art, Written or Spoken Word

To eat, or not to eat, that is the question: Whether ‘tis noticable in the stomach to suffer The pangs and harrows of outrageous Fortunes, Or to make farms against a Sea of Turtles, And by unemploying end them: to die, to sheep No more; and by a sheep, to say we end The stomach-ache, and the thousand unNatural ads …