“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
I have no idea what is happening – it’s like throwing pennies off a bridge. I just can’t get comfortable – it seems like the only thing that connects my life and art together is pain – it’s painful when I put them together – and more painful when I pull them apart. In 2007 I quit straddling the pain, quit my job, and moved to a rural studio in New York State. I work on creative projects, work on my life, and work on the day-to-day necessities of existence. No cell phone, no social media, no networking. But as I work on the books displayed on this author’s page; I feel another kind of pain — the pain of not working on something else: my printmaking and drawing are being neglected, my poetry output is a dripping faucet, and it looks like I’ll be telling NYFA that the Idea Enhancement Project just added another year to its timeline. When I read what I’ve just written; it’s as true as anything I can think of — but then so is the opposite: I need to process everything that happens . . .
September 8, 2021
Here are three more of the Predacious Paper-Pusher sign boards that will appear throughout the book. If you can’t read the signage on the image: • The “Terrordoctrine” – This predator-from-above swoops down on its prey whenever they utter the wrong words. Although it is only a bureaucratic form, and without creditable substance, the Terrordoctrine is known to have inflicted career ending injuries to low-level employees. • The “Praying Mandate” – Holding the pose of goodness and vulnerability, this New Millennium predator will eat anything, including other mandates. After an initial “we’re all family” mating ritual, the female mandate swallows up the male mandate, leaving only one gender – the “Single Mandate.” • The “Not-for-profish” – Introduced as a means to equitably distribute the nutrients for societal well-being, its ravenous appetite and prolific breeding tactics have devastated the social ecosystem, leaving the at risk population marginalized and with little to sustain themselves. •• The humorous presentation belies the actual seriousness of the situation in Cornithaca County. The second part of this book will present incidents and issues of misconduct that show, even though a citizen has “dotted all the i’s,” and persisted through a discouraging bureaucratic accountability pass-a-round, that in the end the government will do nothing because — they don’t want to.