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the universal doesn't require a uniform

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The mystery of life is before us. Human nature gets in the way. We like to differentiate and mark ourselves as having acquired knowledge. We do this in everything, even sports fans wear jerseys of…Continue

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Much can be said for todays young folk, they party with abandonment. The popularity of Hip-Hop culture rivals Don Cornelius and Soul Train. When I looked at the Afrofuture I didn't take off from George Clinton's Mothership. I was on the ship of Sun Ra but I came through Pharaoh Sanders, John and Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp and Eddie Harris. It was a cusp of light between the worlds of the ancient and tomorrow. I kept wanting to lose it all but discipline and focus to construct what I wanted to…See More
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What am I up too....besides working at a grocer, filling another sketchbook. Been hooked on combining quonset huts with shipping containers. Living in big boxes will drive ya nuts so I added quonset huts to get an arched ceiling. Also wondering if all steel structures are a good thing. Plywood and foam sandwich panels, wood post and beam and adobe are much better materials organically, psychologically and economically. I also think about having curved walls so that rooms are not square, art…See More
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What am I up too....besides working at a grocer, filling another sketchbook. Been hooked on combining quonset huts with shipping containers. Living in big boxes will drive ya nuts so I added quonset huts to get an arched ceiling. Also wondering if all steel structures are a good thing. Plywood and foam sandwich panels, wood post and beam and adobe are much better materials organically, psychologically and economically. I also think about having curved walls so that rooms are not square, art…See More
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Quonset hut plus cargo containers to have compact living plus a little open space to ponder and pace. Unique is 10ft wide cargo containers. Inside a shaftless elevator saves space, roof widow's walk perfect for solar. Sunroom for garden and or…
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I know too much but not enough to know what I know. My interest are digital art, modern buildings, spiritual and space jazz, the convergence of the black soul and technological possibility, the mystery of Black history but not the myth story.
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Baby whale learns to fly.

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What if a abandoned baby blue whale hooks up with a school of flying fish and a couple of old pelicans and figures out how to fly?

I don't dip, twerk or hop-hips.

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Much can be said for todays young folk, they party with abandonment. The popularity of Hip-Hop culture rivals Don Cornelius and Soul Train. When I looked at the Afrofuture I didn't take off from George Clinton's Mothership. I was on the ship of Sun Ra but I came through Pharaoh Sanders, John and Alice Coltrane, Archie Shepp and Eddie Harris. It was a cusp of light between the worlds of the ancient and tomorrow. I kept wanting to lose it all but discipline and focus to construct what I wanted…

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filling my sketchbook

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What am I up too....besides working at a grocer, filling another sketchbook. Been hooked on combining quonset huts with shipping containers. Living in big boxes will drive ya nuts so I added quonset huts to get an arched ceiling. Also wondering if all steel structures are a good thing. Plywood and foam sandwich panels, wood post and beam and adobe are much better materials organically, psychologically and economically. I also think about having curved walls so that rooms are not square, art…

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I photographer friend sent me a video about a 1200mm camera lens. It looked like a mini bazooka, the case was carried by two persons. They compared it to a 50mm and a 400mm lens. I could stand on a mountain with my arms raised and you could count the hairs on my arm pits (eh, strike that image) from the valley below.

As a young man I had an idea of an imaginary super hero Fotoman who could snap your picture with an Instamatic and beat you by folding, spindling and mutilating…

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At 12:15pm on September 2, 2015, Cortez R Law III said…

Thanks for the connection, Arnold! Have you lived most of your life in Lorain? If so, what, Lorain King, Lorain Sr., Lorain Catholic?  I'm a NEO guy myself. I went to Ravenna High east of you within the Akron district.

At 7:19am on February 25, 2012, Reginald L. Goodwin said…

Arnold: I met Dr. McNair after his first shuttle mission at NC A&T. I spoke with him the month before Challenger. Yes, we've been significant to his country since stepping off the boat as "reluctant immigrants." Hope you enjoy today's posting.

At 3:39pm on March 17, 2011, BlackRose said…

Not too strange! I just got photosohp cs5 but I had been using GIMP for the last 2-3 years.  I love it and I'm more familiar with it.  Its better than Photoshop in a lot of ways although both have their strengths and weaknesses.  In fact, I still default to GIMP when I can't figure something out in Photoshop, or when I need a faster workflow.

 

Anyway, this is a response to the comment you left on the Graphic Designers and Artist Group wall :-D

At 10:29pm on March 19, 2010, Whiyayul & Diop Malvi said…
Glad to be listed as a friend. Wish I had some heavy oil around.
At 9:44am on March 17, 2010, Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said…
welcome, those design remind me of some of the shipping containing homes. http://www.psfk.com/2009/08/home-built-from-shipping-containers.html
At 3:49pm on March 15, 2010, Whiyayul & Diop Malvi said…
Frank Yerby is his name.
At 3:47pm on March 15, 2010, Whiyayul & Diop Malvi said…
If we write BSF with the aim of easing into wider Europhile audience acceptance than we might as well do like dozens of previous authors have done and tell of only white heroes and heroines. One Black author made quite a living telling tales of larger than life white heroes. BUT he neither glossed over nor appeased his main audiences' racial hangup. I can't think of his name at the moment. One of his films was a pre Lincoln southern scum starring Rex Harrison and Maureen O'Hara. The other was a B swashbuckler starring Ricardo Montobaln The Sarcen Blade.
At 12:34pm on March 15, 2010, Whiyayul & Diop Malvi said…
Wynston Marsalis is old school now. I believe the old thing where we start a phase in pop culture, it's frowned upon by the melanin challenged and official Negroes, until large # of the pales' kids get into it, then some member is named the king of it. King of Jazz, King of Swing, King of Rock& Roll. That weirdling called himself the King of Pop but he bleached and chipped at his features to do so.
At 9:28am on March 15, 2010, Whiyayul & Diop Malvi said…
Always thought of Ohio as the 3C state when in school, Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. What about Dizzy Gillespie?
At 12:42pm on March 14, 2010, Whiyayul & Diop Malvi said…
Hope you like it here Bro. Arnold. Is Ohio State near Lorain?
 
 
 

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