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“Looking at the Popcorn on the Ceiling…” by Richard F. Yates

Who looked up in their house one day and went, “You know that flat ceiling is pretty boring. I wish it was all bumpy instead!”???  It’s weird. But this is a rental house, so we can’t very well remodel… Well, I guess we COULD, but the owners might not be that thrilled… (We have freedom,Continue reading ““Looking at the Popcorn on the Ceiling…” by Richard F. Yates”

“Writing and Oranges and Music, OH MY!” by Richard F. Yates

Today, perhaps because of some psychological holiday jet-lag, I’m feeling directionless and unmotivated. I decided to do something about it… (Can’t let myself be a victim of apathy.) It’s not an ENDING—it’s the start of the NEXT phase. I’ll read these pages a time or two and then write a response to myself, EXPAND onContinue reading ““Writing and Oranges and Music, OH MY!” by Richard F. Yates”

“Thirteen Hiccups (That Refused to Rule the World)” by Richard F. Yates

The point of creation is… The last click of the clock. My goodness! How frightening! The ceiling was drooping, perhaps from the pressures of… Spider-like, the community scuttled about producing potholes and listening to vibrations and echoes. Webs everywhere… But we knew that Kool aid powder with a little water could make our hair spikyContinue reading ““Thirteen Hiccups (That Refused to Rule the World)” by Richard F. Yates”

“Rene Margarita” by Richard F. Yates

[“Rene Margarita.” Digital drawing over photograph in situ from today’s holiday gathering. 2020.] Today, my family and I FINALLY got together with the Joneses (family friends for decades) for our holiday gift exchange. We met at a Mexican restaurant called Guadalajara, which is a frequent gathering spot for our two groups. Naturally, I get aContinue reading ““Rene Margarita” by Richard F. Yates”

“Danger! Poetry!” by Richard F. Yates

Today—illness is upon me, which naturally made me think of POETRY! I am an admirer of the bardic arts, but I have a special place in my black-hole of a heart for the Dadaists—serial abusers of sound and meaning, whose experiments always amuse me. To help combat my sublime discomfort (head swirling gunkiness and all)Continue reading ““Danger! Poetry!” by Richard F. Yates”


And here, my dear reader, is my third “Exhibition” of artwork and weirdness, which I’m calling the MUSEUM OF ABSURDITY AND TOO MUCH SUGAR! Should you be curious about why I’m doing this or what it all means, you can check out a post I created for my Steemit blog where I give a B.S.Continue reading ““MUSEUM OF ABSURDITY AND TOO MUCH SUGAR 03””


Art is for touching! Here’s some arts that I and my family have created over the last ten years or so. I’m happy with this junk, even if it ain’t “PERFECT.” Perfect is boring—I like messy! [For a full explanation of this project, check out my POST about it on my Steemit blog!] Museum ofContinue reading ““MUSEUM OF ABSURDITY AND TOO MUCH SUGAR 01””

“I’m Seeing Rabbits!!!” by Richard F. Yates

A few nights ago, during my closing shift as a delivery driver, I was traveling down an ill lit stretch of road when I, momentarily, thought I saw a large (like golden retriever large) RABBIT run across the road in front of my car… Perhaps I was experiencing a bit of MICROSLEEP… It was almostContinue reading ““I’m Seeing Rabbits!!!” by Richard F. Yates”

“Why am I Playing MINECRAFT???” by Richard F. Yates

So—as an artist and a writer, it’s important to know how to manage your time properly, right? Am I right??? And, knowing that I have half a dozen projects in the works, I probably spent this weekend working on new paintings or editing one of the books I’m trying to complete or finalizing the rulesContinue reading ““Why am I Playing MINECRAFT???” by Richard F. Yates”

“What Does ‘CRYPTO-ART’ Mean to Me?” by Richard F. Yates [Really long ass post…]

I’ve made “BAD” digital art for a long time…in fact, since I got my first Apple IIc back in 1983 or 1984. (Back then, it was all VECTOR graphics, and I used Basic or Pro-Basic to write programs that would make these little “lines” move around the screen. It was exciting and new (although someContinue reading ““What Does ‘CRYPTO-ART’ Mean to Me?” by Richard F. Yates [Really long ass post…]”