This is a new blog, designed to discuss and share topics from politics to your thoughts on important issues of the day and share your observations and experiences in and about the many art forms, in particular jazz, painting, photography, writing and sculpturing. Other art forms are just as much welcome; these just happen to be my major artistic expressions that I do or enjoy the work of those close to me who do some of these artistic expressions. Flaming is not a part of this blog but good discussion and debating is welcome. And, when you voice an opinion, try to have something to back up what you say. Shooting from the hip is easy. Attributing your opinions is a challenge and is intellectually welcomed.