is a photographic artist from Rochester, New York. John has an extensive and varied career in the photographic arts.   Since working in arts education at The School of Visual Arts NYC and Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic […]

  • Feature Artist – JEN CONDE

    JEN CONDE is an artist and graphic designer living on a pacific coastal waterway south of Brisbane, Australia. She exhibits prints, paintings and artists books in her solo and group exhibitions held across Australia and internationally.  She has won various […]

  • An Epidemic of Tunnel Vision

    Something has become very obvious in the past 10 or so years.  At the risk of sounding like an old fogey, I’ll just generalize and say it has to do with people younger than me.  I say this because I […]

  • Silent Heroes

    There are many “silent female heroes” in American history.  We are all familiar with the celebrated women; Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Earhart, Wilma Rudolph have been documented in history. However, there are quite a few women whose accomplishments are not as well known.  One […]

  • Civics Education: A Responsibility of Citizenship

    Once upon a time, long, long ago, civics education was a part of the curriculum for American students.  They were required to know the principals of American Democracy, the system of government, rights and responsibilities of being an American citizen, and […]

  • Scandinavia and the World: The History of Nations

    Scandinavia and the World: The History of Nations

    Today my girlfriend showed me this great webcomic called Scandinavia and the World, which, much to her chagrin, I spent a lot of my evening reading. It really is quite funny, using characters for different countries and smaller political entities […]

  • Histories of Nations: How their Identities were Forged

    When I was a young history undergraduate I attended a riveting lecture by that brilliant and charismatic medievalist Walter Ullmann, an Austrian immigrant to Britain and one of the world’s great experts on the papacy. He was speaking about the […]

  • The Mariner’s Rule

    One of the things my readers ask me most often, in response to this blog’s exploration of the ongoing decline and impending fall of modern industrial civilization, is what I suggest people ought to do about it all. It’s a […]

  • The One Way Forward

    All things considered, 2015 just isn’t shaping up to be a good year for believers in business as usual. Since last week’s post here on The Archdruid Report, the anti-austerity party Syriza has swept the Greek elections, to the enthusiastic […]

  • As Night Closes In

    I was saddened to learn a few days ago, via a phone call from a fellow author, that William R. Catton Jr. died early last month, just short of his 89th birthday. Some of my readers will have no idea […]