I'm often asked how a former banker becomes an artist. I think of myself as an artist who became a banker who then came full circle back to art. Now I go to my sculpture studio every day keeping even longer hours than I did as a banker.
As a dual citizen of the United States and Switzerland, and as someone who has lived for more than 20 years in each country, I feel not only qualified to set the record straight on this absurd gun comparison between both countries -- but entitled.
If there is something lonely and frightening in these images, there is also something dream-like and remembered -- something fed by our own fantasies -- the desire for freedom and safety, the desire to provide for oneself.
Times being what they are, there's no pseudo-event so "pseudo" that someone cannot dream up some utterly paranoid take on the matter. And, so this week, the Communities at Washington Times has delivered us up a hot plate of claptrap from Eliana Benador.
Almost everyone I know is on one kind of prescription drug or another. And what's worse is that an awful lot of them have been brainwashed into thinking that these pills hold the key to a healthy and happy life.
This boils down to whether you accept that Faisal Abdul Rauf, the imam behind the so-called "Ground Zero mosque" -- after having a long career building interfaith bridges -- has now accidentally exposed his secret plot to destroy America.