“Cornithaca County” applies the cherished counselings of compassion and human worth to the thoughts and actions of today’s inflexible Doctrine — and the result?
A Satirical – Teaching – Thinking – Investigative – Activity – Game – Puzzle – Poem – Essay – Troublesome – Inspiring – Non-Conforming – Ranting – Embarrassing – Inexcusable – book.
“Bigotry: The Musical” songbook
5 board games; including “Users & Losers” and Farm-cheesi – The “Game of Flies”
“Fake the Lake” – polluter card game
“Pin the Tail on the Media” and “Undercover Party” games
Fables, Mazes, Essays, Sing-a-longs, Posters, and much, much, more
Color 8.5” x 11” 318 pages
A few years ago, I was awarded a Professional Development Course for artists. Part of the homework was to write an Artist Statement. I worked and worked; polishing an eliminating, until I only had the kernel that was “me.” When I read it out; I was told: “That’s what everyone would say.”
I got tired of being known as just “Doug,” or “Oh, him,” or “If he’s coming; I’m not going,” and decided to remake my image — “Doug the Beloved” [the guy who used to be just “him.”] I was just about to announce this, when there was a Pandemic and the bar was closed — why does this sort of thing always happen to me?
February 23, 2021
Here are a couple of the Predacious Paper-Pusher sign boards that will appear throughout the book. The “Bureaucrack” was used in the Users and Losers game pages. • If you can’t read the signage on the image:
The “Bureaucrack”- Unnoticed among the clutter of forms and layered departments of public office, lurks the Bureaucrack. Just one phrase or legislative revision can open up a family swallowing crevasse where the unwary who “fall through the cracks” are never seen again. •
The “Edugator” - Closely related to the Legisgator, the Edugator has an insatiable appetite. It lurks among the youngest pupils and its cries mimic the voices of needy children – “It’s not the educational costs you can see that kill you.” •
In Cornithaca County schools; some teachers not only tell their students what to think, but who to vote for. It’s true. A County where the residents have no meaningful participation in government, has no need to bother with ethical considerations. [You wouldn’t believe what they do to get the school budgets passed.]