Conspiracy Theory as Belief System

John Fraim It is a few weeks after the inauguration. There is a strange lull in the air now. Somewhat like that tropical air in Florida in summers. You sense a storm is coming. The palm trees begin swaying and, out over the Atlantic, you can see the grey wall of a great storm moving […]

Albert Bierstadt

It’s somewhat ironic that perhaps the greatest landscape painter of America was not an American but rather the German painter, Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 – February 18, 1902). The painter is best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. Bierstadt was born in Prussia, but his family moved to the United States when […]

The Daily Q Show

Conspiracy & Alternative Theories John Fraim It is often overlooked that Donald Trump rose to power much on the wings of a conspiracy theory so it should not be surprising his presidency rose to power on the wings of another conspiracy theory. The theory was/is called QAnon and with the end of the Trump’s presidency […]

Peace Piece/Bill Evans

I’ve heard this gorgeous piece of music by Bill Evans a number of times over the years but perhaps at no other time when we need to hear its message more than at the present. It has been a week of hate in America coming on the heels of the January 6 events in DC. […]