random sunday musings…

in my wanderings today…i ran into Craig, owner of ism gallery…when i was a barista over at Armazem coffee house…the precursor to Hooked on Colfax…Craig and i used to talk about his gallery…the ongoing development on the block…art…girls…

anyway…

we caught up a bit with each other, and he mentioned that he was written up this year in westword…which was mostly positive…and for an art gallery in Denver, a positive notice in the westword is good for business…the thing i can’t help but be amused by is that they describe him as a…”budding artist”…

here’s Craig…42 years old…business owner…painting for most of his adult life…and he’s “budding”…sorry, but this is the kind of shit that makes professional critics sound like fools…to say the least…no respect for a lifetime of study and work…whatev…

i can’t wait to be a “budding writer”…

also, went to see Traitor last night…now that we have a new enemy hollywood seems to be hitting it’s stride with mature, entertaining espionage stories…see it…you might like it…

just finished The Shack…i read this book because it’s about a man who undergoes a spiritual awakening of extraordinary circumstance…call it research…

i bought copies of this book and gave them to my friends…to see what their reactions might be…that was in may…it seems i’m the first one to finish…

i can’t say i liked this book…i didn’t hate it either…this book is meant to be a message…so i had to overlook some of the hacky parts…because it’s a parable…or is that allegory…doesn’t matter…the book is meant to teach…or preach…again, doesn’t matter…as a piece of fiction i thought it was poor…at best…as a religious tract…it was as entertaining as a religious tract can be…

oh and Mad Men…oh boy…

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