If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Photo by CLIFF SATRIANO, "Photo Stories, New York"
It's all about Making Wings
My personal philosophy is simple: The most important thing you can do is make wings for yourself and fly to places that fulfill your potential, allow you to develop your unique gifts, and open up a world of love and friendship.
Some things about myself:
Winner of the 2008 Joseph Burger Humanitarian Award(Dowling College, Oakdale, NY),I'm anartist/photographer, writer, lecturer, and docent at the American Museum of Natural History who currently lives in Bayport, Long Island. >>As an artist/photographer, I have a commitment to the art and craft of drawing, employing various media, including crayon, pencil, graphite, inks, digital photos, and oil pastels.My work has been shown at galleries in Manhattan and on Long Island since 2007. One place I display my work regularly is the online gallery, BAREBRUSH. Pay a visit to see my recent work.
>>As a writer,I've published under the name T. Richard Williams.My poetry and short stories have been published in such diverse venues as Wild Violet, Aphelion, Shadeworks,Petroglyph, American Poets and Poetry, and Lucid Stone.Two collections of verse, How the Dinosaurs Devoured the Humans and The Letter S, and a volume of short stories titled Ten are currently available at Amazon.com. >>As a social activist, I've founded THE FOOD ANGELS PROJECTto raise funds for Long Island AIDS organizations:
>> I also lecture regularly on a variety of arts and humanities topics at local libraries and at conferences.
>> I'm also a member of and donor to The Jessup Society at The American Museum of Natural History and the Encore Society at The Metropolitan Opera. In addition, I always try to support a wide range of charitable organizations, especially those devoted to preserving Earth's environment and to supporting children-at-risk around the world.
>> As a docent, I lead patrons and school groups on tours through the wonders of the American Museum of Natural History.
"Never be too old to play on swings in May, nor too 'adult' for sand castles built by the roaring shore; always romp with joy in the brisk autumn leaves and know the wonder of snow angels on a bright winter's day."