Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted in Art with tags on February 14, 2017 by kozmicdogz

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Leaden heart of Raesfeld chapel (funerary casket containing the heart of Christoph Otto von Velen, d. 1733)

Photo by Daniel Ullrich, Threedots – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Just to be clear…

Posted in Politics, Richmond, Writers & Writing with tags on February 3, 2017 by kozmicdogz

Ok, just to be clear you cannot believe anything that the current administration says.

If you even think for a second, “that doesn’t sound so bad” go back to sleep or smack yourself awake and stand up.

They are liars and will do anything for money.

Greed is their god,

power is their game.

#resist

The Flag is coming down…

Posted in Politics, Writers & Writing with tags , , on January 19, 2017 by kozmicdogz

I am a flag guy. We had a flag pole in the front yard for as long as I can remember. My father was a WWII veteran spending almost 4 years in Australia and New Guinea. We flew the flag at holidays. We flew the flag for birthdays. we flew the flag for visitors. We flew the flag every chance we got.

We followed the rules. We didn’t let it touch the ground and my father taught us how to fold it properly into a triangle. I flew the flag for a full year after the attack on 9/11.

The United States flag is a strong symbol of this country. It has not always been a popular symbol for everyone and has represented some pretty awful things over the course of its history. But I see it as a symbol for all of the people of this country and I claim this flag as mine too.

This past election day I put the flag up at my house. My intention was just to fly it that one day, but because of the outcome of the election and I have flown it 24×7 since. I will be taking it down sometime tonight January 19th, the last day of President Obama’s second term.

It will remain in the closet for the next 4 years.

Although I may not be able to stand it and I may fly it once a year on June 14th, for Flag Day.

January not January

Posted in Writers & Writing with tags on January 18, 2017 by kozmicdogz

Half moon rising
Northern blue skies with
fog in the South
Dark clouded front moving east
and the birds are scrounging.
Feels more like spring
than the middle of winter.

44 Years Ago Today – December 27, 2016

Posted in Photography, Richmond, Writers & Writing with tags , on December 27, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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Forty-four years ago today I moved to Richmond Va. My 1963 Valiant with the push button transmission was borrowed from my mother, and packed with all of my possessions. I remember getting off 95 at the Boulevard exit near Parker Field and traveled south passing diagonally parked cars down the middle of the street heading towards Broad Street.

I saw on the left the Peoples Drug Store with its all night lunch counter and right in front of me down 2 blocks the statue of Stonewall Jackson. At that point I had only begun to realize that I had not only just traveled the longest 100 miles in my life but had found a new home.

Photo and text © 2016 Kozmicdogz

Merry Christmas – 2016

Posted in Photography with tags , on December 25, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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My little brother and I with Santa Clause at a Washington, D.C. department store in 1956. Probably Hecht’s or Woodies.

© 2016 Kozmicdogz.

Futuropolis

Posted in Film with tags on December 12, 2016 by kozmicdogz

The 1984 Futuropolis is once again available on YouTube. Nine years in the making, this 38 minute science fiction animation extravaganza spoof, has been billed as the worlds smallest animated epic!

From the fertile minds of Steve Segal and Phil Trumbo. Enjoy!

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