Ars Gratia Artis
Jun 13, 2019 03:44PM ● By Otis Twelve
"I don’t know art, but I know what I like.” That’s an old maxim that originated with Monty Python, or Archie Bunker, or Will Rogers, or Mark...Read More »
How Did I Get Here?
Apr 17, 2019 12:00PM ● By Otis Twelve
There's an old joke about a traveler in New Hampshire chatting with an upstate farmer. “Have you lived here your whole life?” asks the visit...Read More »
Animated Video: "Two Habits to Save the World: Napping and Walking"
Feb 19, 2019 09:00AM ● By Doug Meigs
Do you go on walks? Do you take naps? Did you know that these two habits could help save the world? Just ask Otis Twelve.This is his column ...Read More »
Two Habits To Save The World:
Feb 14, 2019 08:40AM ● By Otis Twelve
There are two things that frame my life—naps and walks. Sure, I have a job and a family, but those roles take care of themselves so long as ...Read More »
My Bucket List
Jan 03, 2019 03:40PM ● By Otis Twelve
Lots of people have what they call a “bucket list.” That, of course, is a list of things you want to do before you die. Because, obviously, ...Read More »
Simply the Best
Nov 12, 2018 12:39PM ● By Otis Twelve
Celebrating the best things in our community is a very good thing. In fact, it is better than good by definition. It is the best. Yes, it is...Read More »
Otis Twelve: Garbage In, Garbage Out
Oct 24, 2018 11:48AM ● By Otis Twelve
Back in late 1969, America could do anything and meet any challenge. After all, those were the days of the Apollo Project. Neil Armstrong ha...Read More »
Otis Twelve: What's in a Name?
Aug 23, 2018 12:07PM ● By Otis Twelve
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare wrote: “What's in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet." Gertrude Stei...Read More »
Otis Twelve: Food for Thought
Aug 05, 2018 10:14AM ● By Otis Twelve
A couple months ago I was in Copenhagen.No, I did not see the "Little Mermaid” statue in the harbor. I know everybody goes to photograph it ...Read More »
Otis Twelve: Remember The Maine!
Apr 07, 2018 09:12AM ● By Otis Twelve
Remember the Maine? Press baron and Citizen Kane archetype William Randolph Hearst told us to do just that in 1898, but most have forgotten ...Read More »
Otis Twelve: What I Know For Sure
Feb 19, 2018 04:18PM ● By Otis Twelve
We all “know” things. I mean, we just believe this or are convinced of that, or we think another thing is probably true. But beyond all that...Read More »