Author Archives: JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.

Peter Bradley: ‘What’s Important Is the Color’

“In person, Bradley is warm, refreshingly irreverent, unapologetic, and potty mouthed.” Bradley was among a handful of Black artists, along with [Sam] Gilliam, [Ed] Clark and Williams, making abstract work in the late 1960s and 1970s. Now as then he … Continue reading

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‘On the Origin of Specials’: A Treatment of Privilege

(Continued from https://ethicaldative.com/2021/08/26/the-velvetizing-of-the-manacles/) We pause a moment to acknowledge the figmentary birthday of Wally, Lord Fuchs, a foundering father of the trifecta that groomed Isthmia. — O Isthmia of temps perdu, whose sorry plight we strive to misconstrue! From the … Continue reading

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The Velvetizing of the Manacles

(Continued from https://ethicaldative.com/2021/08/24/to-locate-a-bullseye-look-under-the-tail/) Market indices were plussing, stats were booming. Organ inventories were super stoked. An irrational exuberance gripped Isthmian rentier circles, prompting Montmorency XIV to proclaim an unpresidented “velvetizing of the manacles.” The announcement lit up the west wing … Continue reading

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To Locate a Bullseye, Look Under the Tail

(Continued from https://ethicaldative.com/2021/08/22/mothers-milk-of-the-bloviation-economy-data-fracking/) When Luz-bint-Wanda went to the sky — May she frolic in meadows of asphodel and clover — Astrid-daughter-of-Frick inherited her clout. Astrid’s grandmother twice removed was a half-sibling of Wanda’s love-child fatherlessed by the prehistoric tool pusher … Continue reading

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Mother’s Milk of the Bloviation Economy: Data Fracking

(Continued from https://ethicaldative.com/2021/08/19/5geewhiz-deceasement-tool/) Que haya Luz. Y hubo Luz. (“Let there be Luz. And there was Luz.” (Carved over the majestic gated entrance to the Merlot Palace at Mar-a-Gogo). The Beni Montmorency hogged the Precedency for so long it was … Continue reading

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5Geewhiz Deceasement Tool

(Continued from https://ethicaldative.com/2021/08/16/breaking-new-wind-distributed-afterlife/) By the time of the Huff Pugh Fuchs dispensation the death knell had long sounded for both projectile-based penetrative exsanguination inducement and provoked injective heart failure. A much improved execution product based on old Texian formulas had … Continue reading

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Breaking New Wind: Distributed Afterlife

(Continued from https://ethicaldative.com/2021/08/14/organic-replacement-therapy-ort/) The genius of DA was that it confected an airy patristic doxology for mundane organ inventory management. It was like how the old painters draped their boring martyrs in sumptuous satins. The symbolism of one liver and … Continue reading

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Organic Replacement Therapy (ORT)

(Continued from https://ethicaldative.com/2021/08/12/hang-on-a-minute-we-need-untouchables/) Make Isthmia Glorious Always was the slogan of the MIGA KannonBall lottery. The lottery and ubiquitous MIGA swag made it a household word in the ding warrens. The religiously hyped game awarded three monthly winners a cash … Continue reading

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Hang on a Minute. We Need Untouchables

(Continued from https://ethicaldative.com/2021/08/10/the-better-monday-agreement/) Old money needs kowtowing like a pig needs mud. Imagine a baseless pyramid if you can. No more could the Isthmian Brahmin caste thrive, absent a barred precariat, than an influencer devoid of dupes.  Providentially, in the … Continue reading

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The ‘Better Monday Agreement’

(Continued from https://ethicaldative.com/2021/08/08/the-mamasutras-and-the-rhipidistians/) In the protracted era of the squabbles, the mamasutras kept handing the rhipidistians their sandwiches wrapped in a map. When the usual cycles of torture and maiming petered out, leaving the pulped factions scratching their heads, they … Continue reading

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