An Unique Image Gallery on the Hive Blockchain

Where have I been? I’ve been creating with a community that has absorbed a tremendous amount of positive energy. Today I announce the culmination of much effort: the debut of an image gallery for the #LMAC community. LMAC is not code. It stands for Let’s Make a Collage. This is an art project on the Hive blockchain that welcomes non-artists. Every week I participate. Here’s a copy of my latest collage:

You can see I get quite involved in making these collages. It’s certain I’ve grown a lot of brain cells in the process, and have definitely increased my neuroplasticity. I am quite old, so this is an achievement.

Over the last several months the LMAC community has been building an image library, code name #LIL, as resource for collage creators. Today the gallery went live with its own website. Many of my contributed photos are in that gallery. Please take a look. Here’s a link:

In the next few weeks I promise to keep readers updated about LMAC and the Gallery. So many creatives are part of this WordPress blogging community. LMAC seems like a natural fit.

Hope you read this announcement in good health and in a peaceful environment. I’ll be back soon….

From A Sky’s View: Book Review


By. Brandon L. Jackson

In “From A Sky’s View”, Brandon L. Jackson demonstrates the skill and insight of an artist. Like every artist he is burdened with his insight, and, like a fortunate few, he has the eloquence to share his vision. I think if he did not, the weight of deep feeling might be unbearable.

Oral tradition is rich in these poems. The ear is pleased by their cadence. Rhyming is occasional but always there is music in the words. Mr. Jackson’s concerns are specific to his experience–which has been different from mine–and yet his appeal is universal. I have never heard a gun go off in the street below my apartment. I’m invisible to the police–I get a pass, because of my background and my complexion. Mr. Jackson speaks, specifically, for others

“for those
Who have felt less human
Less Angel
and even more so
Less chosen”

and yet, I hear him. That is the power of his gift. It is a rare gift, that takes me where I have not been, that helps me to understand what I have not known.

“From A Sky’s View” is a slim volume, dense with gems and wisdom. I highly recommend Mr. Jackson’s book of poems.


A. G. Moore

Sword of Honor Book Review

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This photo shows an RAF plane landing on a beach in Greece during WWII c. 1941.  In “Sword of Honor”, some of the grimmest scenes occurred during the Allied campaign in Greece. Photo credit: Mr. H. Hensser, Royal Air Force photographer.  From the Imperial War Museum Collection. Public Domain.

By Evelyn Waugh


Sword of Honor is a war novel unlike any I’ve read. Although the book is populated by many characters, the action centers around one–Guy Crouchback. We meet Crouchback as WWII is about to be declared. The prospect of war does not fill Waugh’s protagonist with dread, or fear; it does not inspire him to be heroic. What he hopes to find in the coming war is an opportunity, perhaps his last, to become part of an idea.

It is said that some parts of this book were lifted entirely from Waugh’s personal experience as a soldier in WWII. If that is so, then it would seem that the Allies stumbled to victory through anarchic mismanagement rather than strategic planning.

No Band of Brothers, this book.

By any standard, Sword of Honor is a masterpiece. Waugh’s use of language is masterful, his delineation of character–so many of them–artful. His social critique is biting and insightful.

I took my time reading this book and as the end approached slowed the pace further because I literally did not want to put the book down. Upon finishing the last page, I did something I’d never done before. I began the book anew.

Read Sword of Honor if you love good writing. Read it if you enjoy an entertaining story. Read it if you are interested in history, and the psychology of war. For whatever reason, do yourself a solid and read this book.


A. G. Moore