“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
This is an excerpt from the beginning of the Deadly Drift report. The reality of Cornithaca’s “Ag Ghetto” make the satires of Part 1 seem like nothing more than an extrapolation; a projection of the future. • I tried to explore all avenues of remediation, and follow all the proper protocols, so that nothing could “fall through the cracks,” but it doesn’t matter. - The Law doesn’t matter. - The rural drug addiction doesn’t matter. - The poverty and lack of education doesn’t matter. - The health of the rural community doesn’t matter. • You have seen a lot of stories recently about injustice to Blacks; but none about the continuing injustice in our rural communities: We don’t matter. • • The fight for rural social justice is like throwing a stone into the abyss — In rural New York; No one can hear you scream.