Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

News and Views

      Deep in the Tall Grass ~ Philip Brent Harris ~~~~~ I believe I must curtail or end my news, Travesty, tragedy, comic-opera politics. Daily flogged by pundits with my views, No sense, sanity no puzzle piece clicks. ~~~~~ See more of my creative offerings and opinions at: Brent Harris Fine Art Philip Brent Digital […]

Sarabande for Missing Magic

~~~~~ Missing magic, miracles, All vanished, Nowhere to be found. From vast spaces, Gone. Into unseen Miniscule interstices Between atoms, Disappeared. Despite clues, Maps and legends, Whispered rumors; Whereabouts remained Unknown. Quests were mounted. Heroes came forth. Solo adventurers, Fellowships, too, Robber’s trusts; All trekked far, Endured miles Uncounted. Mighty mountains Scaled, Storm-wracked seas Sailed, […]

Simple Man

~~~~~ I am a simple man. Because I believe the human race can change, I am a dreamer. Because I believe everyone should understand, I am naïve. Because I believe if enough people say no, it will matter, I am a fool. Because I say this to other people, I am a simpleton. Because I […]

Symbol versus Reality

~~~~~ Two score and seven years ago, I understood that money was only a symbol. I knew each transaction brought value to my door. I traded pieces of paper and bits of metal to bring home food, clothing, medicine and ornament. Young, not yet twenty, I got it. I understood that the system was rigged […]

Do Not Worry

~~~~~ Do not worry. We will get it back again. But so will they. Be cool, walk, run, stand, sit; it always works out that way. What’s scarce always waxes. what’s glutted always wanes. That’s sure as death and taxes and I admit that this explains How we find our life now and perhaps many […]

At Our Best

~~~~~ If I were to choose to write a song, Should I be able to find the notes? I’ve not been musical my life long, Whatever that knowledge connotes. I was never arty; now I’m a painter Who knows what life holds in time. Time doesn’t stop, no restraint here, Thus, over time, I learned […]

Days of Future Past

Recently, San Francisco joined Pisa in the leaning building club. Though ours has 58 floors.   Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle Ha, take that, Pisa and your sad old leaning tower. In new San Francisco, we’re quite as inept as you. Because our sinking skyscraper gives us the power. As tourists flock to see […]