Street Art, Graffiti & Urban Decay: Photos from the Cutting Room Floor Each weekend, my deaf dog Edison and I hunt the South Florida streets for street art, graffiti & urban decay. Pushing our way through the throngs of tourists bused into Wynwood, Miami from the cruise ships and other . . .
My Dog’s Nickname is WTF is Wrong with You? An Irreverent Deaf Dog Love Story This is an irreverent and, I hope, funny love story about my deaf dog, Foster. To playfully paraphrase Fidose of Reality, he's a" Dingbat of the Highest Order". My sense of humor may be off-color and . . .
My Dog Sees: A Street Art Photo Diary January 20, 2018 Each week, my deaf dog Edison and I hit the streets of South Florida in search of street art and graffiti. Not only does street art educate and inspire me creatively, these weekly urban hikes are good exercise for both of us and are . . .
How (and Why) I Taught Hand Signs to My Hearing Dogs As dogs age, they experience many of the same physiological changes as humans, including hearing loss, vision impairment and osteoarthritis among others. Living with two deaf dogs has helped me understand that my hearing dogs may one day too . . .
5 Ways You Can Support Street Artists Why am I writing about some ways to support street artists? Simple- because street artists can only create art, whether that is a mural in the public space or a painted canvas, if they have a roof over their head, can put food on the table, keep gas in the . . .
Dear Little Boy, Please Shut the Fuck Up: A Letter to Myself as a Boy I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and this was written as a letter to myself as a boy trying to survive the abuse I experienced. I think it simultaneously tells two stories: the story of myself as a boy and the story . . .
Paris Street Art: Street Art from the City of My Soul Paris is the city of my soul and Paris street art inspires me like no other. In the street art of Paris, you can find in equal measure spray art, acrylic, stencil, 3D sculpture, wheat paste and mixed media. Yes, other cities offer each of . . .
Take Me to Church: On Chechnya, Gay Men and Art Chechen law enforcement and security officials have recently been unlawfully detaining, torturing and, in some cases, forcibly disappearing gay men. As a gay man, this terrifies me. As a human being, I am moved by a piece of art by Hozier who . . .
Welcome to the first in an on-going series of blog posts in which I will share some of my favorite street art photos of Wynwood. Though street art photos will always be the focus of these recaps, amazing candid shots happen before my eyes when flicking photos of street art. If there is one . . .
One Saturday a few months back, while roaming the streets of Wynwood, Little Haiti and Little River in Miami with my deaf dog Edison, I stumbled across a mural that Miami-based artist Ernesto Maranje had painted outside Inhale Miami, a holistic healthcare canter. It was a bird, strikingly . . .