28 August 2018
altho I haven't seen Craig in years news of his death shakes me.
he was a beautiful 20 year-old when I first got to know him. there was a period when we spent a great deal of time together. endless discussions abt politics & life. on campus & in the bars of Kent. we even double-dated once.
I workd hard for his election as student body president at Kent State. & after he won I served in his cabinet as Secretary of Communications. I felt as close to him then as I did to anyone.
we all expectd greatness from Craig. to me he had that Kennedy vibe. as happens in life we went in different directions. he got a law degree & served his community & state with distinction.
in whatever time I have left I will always remember him with affection.
26 August 2018
sooooooooo...... a new series. & this is the background:
last month my friend of so many years Michael Pierce gave me my correspondence to him & other personal artifacts. he also askd if I'd like some items he's had for years -- knowing that from time to time I create collages & other oddities.
so I had a dozen pre-stampd envelopes from I think the 1930s.
this morning I took a copy of the Blossom Center issue of the Kent State publication Momentum that I edited in summer of 1970 & cut out some images which I glued to the envelopes.
then I took some colord pens from a gift bag I recently won in Backstreet Art District's scavenger hunt. I scribbled happily. & here's what happend.