Author Archives: jyourist

Hell’s Bells

Walt Disney produced 75 short Silly Symphonies between 1929 and 1939 when his studio was located in the Silver Lake District of LA. This number 4 of the seventy-five.  

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In the pursuit of happiness…

For the past month we have been studying the Constitution. We have looked at political philosophers like John Locke. We have examined the Declaration of Independence. We have unscrambled the Preamble and connected it to the weaknesses of the Articles … Continue reading

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The Bus by Paul Kirchner

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October’s morning light

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“The Witch’s Life” by Anne Sexton

When I was a child there was an old woman in our neighborhood whom we called The Witch. All day she peered from her second story window from behind the wrinkled curtains and sometimes she would open the window and … Continue reading

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The first selfie

This is a photo of five photographers holding a very heavy analog camera at arm’s length. Joseph Byron, founder of the Byron Company (a commercial photography studio founded in 1892 in Mnahattan), is holding the camera at the left, his … Continue reading

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Confluence of rhythm, color, and improvisation

Saturday night, JB, IB, and I went to Andy’s Jazz Club to hear Greg Spero, a jazz and fusion pianist that IB went to school with at the U of I. In fact both of them lived in Allen Hall, … Continue reading

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