Category: Art

Lake Leelanau Photography by Tom Libertiny

Quiet

Fire your bombs, blast them into the hot night Death’s a brief transition, gruesome he’d say; Dissolve your fears, in the misty dawn’s light   Long years he schemed, a learned man sans delight Before living for two taught him the way Fire your bombs, blast them into the hot night Noble beginnings, his story…

Projecting | Youself

One of the interesting things about writing a book or music and then making the work available to everyone is the reader’s or listener’s feedback. One of my professor’s hated when we used the word “interesting” in a discussion because it didn’t tell him much about our viewpoint, which is what he was looking for…

Now

“Think of what you’d tell a friend you hadn’t seen in a year.”  I had the opportunity to meet Derek Sivers, the author of this quote, after he had founded CDBaby.com.  It’s been years since he sold CDBaby and its been fun to learn about him and occasionally communicate with him as he reinvents himself,…

Steampunk | Art Magazine

Does this sound familiar? Somehow, our magazine’s relaunch got away from me. By two years. But, with the help of friends who have been with us for years and some new friends, we’re relaunching it during 2017 August. Thank you to everyone who has offered to contribute to our magazine. It’ll take us a few…

Steel | Movie | Henry Ford Estate

Back in 2016 September I started research for Steel (working title), a movie that Betty Riggs and I have teamed up to write.  It’s a movie set in the early 1900’s during the technology revolution that lead to affordable automobiles. Henry Ford is one of the key characters in anything related to automobiles and the steel industry.  To…

Gothic Girl | Art Magazine

Somehow, our magazine’s relaunch got away from me.  By two years.  But, with the help of friends who have been with us for years and some new friends, we’re relaunching it during 2017 June. Thank you to everyone who has offered to contribute to our magazine.  It’ll take us a few months to respond to your…

George Libertiny

George Libertiny | Numbers

There are many numbers that describe a person’s life.  And their death. On May 17, my father sat in a small room with my mother laughing at one of their many inside jokes.  Twenty-four hours later, he was dead. Death. Everything about that word sounds brutal. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. Make it politically correct.…

Minimalism | Hawaiian Home

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” | Leonardo da Vinci I started my Minimalism project at the beginning of 2017.  As my travels spiral outward from Detroit, here’s a series from my recent trip to Hawaiian House in Marshall Michigan.  Click HERE for more Minimalism.

Crooked Judge | Hawaiian Home

Abner Pratt.  New York District Attorney.  Michigan Supreme Court Judge.  Counsel to the Kingdom of Hawaii.  Theif. It seems that all of Pratt’s self-inflicted troubles came to a head when he built Honolulu House in Marshall, Michigan (1860) as a tribute to his love for Hawaii. History Appointed as the U.S. Consul to Honolulu in…