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
An author's argument for acceptance of the new paradigm. "After years of being limited to 'old school' organic products, thanks to the USDA's leadership, consumers are now able to choose from a wide range of agricultural offerings, all with the trusted 'organic' label. Industrial farming has done an incredible job of expanding the organic market, and I'm proud they picked me to write this book!" —AW, Cooperative Extension Agricultural Writer