Artists, Poets, Writers, Raconteurs, Musicians, Opinionates and Opinionistas, Dancers, Pastry Chefs, Bakers, Bibliophiles, Librarians, Bookbinders, Potters, gentle people of all stripes and latent artistic types are welcome. Angst is a waste of time, and I am not interested in political volley or going bare knuckles politically speaking but if you have a deep conviction and have a reasoned argument that isn't cut and paste then by all means, but in general I want to attract, not repel. I welcome intelligent and thoughtful debate, and humor of most types. My stream is Earthy (which is where I live), and occasionally crude, If that is an issue for you, then I can save you some trouble. If you are in High School or younger then please find another stream to populate. I am not trying to seduce you or reduce you, or influence you, confuse you or abuse you. My aim is true and my intentions are more or less pure. I like people, I think of G Plus like a mixer and If I post on your stream I am trying to lighten things up with humor or its ambassador. If I comment on your stream and my tone is uncertain to you humor is always the first option. I am a photographer by avocation and I like to write. I post only my own photos and share posts that knock me out. Each post has a story, feel free to ask. I shoot my life as I pass through it I carry a camera everywhere and I shoot what I find graphically interesting, which is everything. I have an appreciation of light that borders on idolatry. If you are looking for a miracle,light is a good place to start and by extension photosynthesis. I am unpublished as a writer except for thoughtful replies to outhouse musings, and that is likely to stay that way but my artistic imperative to write is strong. I am not afraid to write bad prose or to dangle a participle or fragment a sentence. I eat grammarians for breakfast. I would rather be united than divided. Our problems are large and numerous and one could argue they are extinction level. Together we can fix them, divided we cannot. I can get along with anyone with a conscience, no matter how battered it may be. If If you want to proselytize me knock on my door. If your convictions aren't deep enough to compel you to love your neighbor then what is the point? I think the Government is and should be the voice of the people. It is citizen representation, which is the good news and the bad news. It is broken and bloated and often unresponsive to the will of the electorate, and like "Mr Creosote" it is one wafer thin slice of economic ham from bursting but if you feel that citizen representation should be scrapped then ask yourself what replaces it. Improve it don't remove it is my Motto, (as of the writing of this post). When people say that Government is Bad I want to make sure that what they aren't really saying is .. Its bad when people have a voice You can still take a photo in front of the White House, you cannot in front of the Bank of America.