I don't know why you're not here, but if you want to share anything, drop me a note. I'll even give you a number you can call me if you want to chat mate. Your posts always give me something to read - come back soon if you can bud!
Dear Dallas, I'm far more likely to reply to your A Trick of the Eye discussions if you include illustrations. It's hard for me to get into long text discussions of art I've never seen. You're an artist, I hope you get the need to see.
Just wanted to thank you for your constant efforts in bringing readable materials to the forum. Others I can often respond to off the cuff... but you, I collect your posts and read them later when I have more time to give :)
If you're so inclined, please have a Look at My Hilarious Irreverence photos, and if you've even more spare time, look at the three short Hilarious Videos; I do think that you would GREATLY appreciate the truly hilarious humor!! Let me know what you think...
...any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him, or a third person, information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in, or incidental to, lawful sanctions. --UN Convention Against Torture
No, not just because I am an Atheist. I did stupid things many times over the years and the result is everyone who hears of me harasses me. I kept a lie going for 17 years and now I am paying for it. I lost my family (wife, son, daughter, granddaughter). They won't stop. They drove me to the point that I wanted to die and my ex-wife thoroughly enjoyed it. That hurts more than I can say.