He has created beautiful photographic prints, pastel portraits, and mixed media drawings bringing voice to those he has met and been impacted by while a photographer of professional wrestling and a professional skater for the World Champion San Francisco Bay Bombers. Later Fitzpatrick went to work for Dakin, Inc., a famous toy company. A few years later he became a police clerk and then a police service technician.
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“Award-winning artist Ric Conn brings issues on women's oppression, inequality, and other social struggles into a global audience.”
Jean Jacques Porret
Award-winning artist, sculptor and engineer, Jean-Jacques Porret specializes in sculpting contemporary bronze sculptures using the lost wax method.
Master photographer, artist, and Jack of All Trades, Jim Fitzpatrick has served in a myriad of careers over his lifetime.
Caribbean Coral Reefs in Danger of Extinction
“Te world's coral reefs, one of the ocean's most beautiful marine habitats, is in danger of extinction because of dramatic increases in coral diseases caused by climate change and warmer waters”.
A Global Meltdown
With a background in ecology, Shelby Willis brings her love for nature and wildlife to life in soulful and expressionistic paintings.
"For me, painting is a necessity and has become my passion. I love starting a new piece – the anticipation and excitement of creating something new, something from the soul, a piece of art that may give pleasure to others but more importantly, fulfills me”.
Kyra Belán is an award-winning artist, activist, and academic.
THE RAINFORESTS OF THE SEA ARE DYING
The world's coral reefs, one of the ocean's most beautiful marine habitats, is in danger of extinction because of dramatic increases in coral diseases caused by climate change and warmer waters.
The Legacy of Dr. Masaru Emoto
The groundbreaking work of Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto, one of the most important water researchers of our times, leads to a new consciousness about our relation to Earth's most precious resource.
THE DANGAL IN THE JUNGLE, PART 1
YOU KNOW YOU’RE SOMEBODY WHEN YOU’VE APPEARED ON AN INDIAN DANGAL POSTER — IN OTHER WORDS, IN A WRESTLING ADVERTISEMENT.
Nothing Goes Over His Head
Despite movie delays, Dave Bautista is bigger than ever.
ROCK THE VOTE!
Dwayne Johnson mulls run for president!
STUCK IN THE MUD
DIRT 5 ventures down a well-travelled track.
MARTIAL ARTS VS. FIGHTING ARTS
JUDO ISN’T REALLY GOOD FOR SELF-DEFENSE. TRADITIONAL KARATE COMPETITIONS THAT DON’T HAVE ANY CONTACT AREN’T VERY EXCITING. TAI CHI DOESN’T DO ANYTHING FOR AEROBIC FITNESS. TAEKWONDO IS JUST A SPORT. COMMENTS LIKE THESE ARE COMMON IN MARTIAL ARTS CIRCLES. OFTEN, THEY COME FROM THOSE WHO IMAGINE THEMSELVES MUCH MORE EXPERIENCED AND COMPETENT THAN PERHAPS THEY ARE. WHEN WE HEAR SUCH STATEMENTS, WE WOULD DO WELL TO CONSIDER WHAT IS REALLY BEING SAID. MORE IMPORTANT, WHEN EVALUATING ANY ASPECT OF A FIGHTING ART, WE NEED TO BE VERY CLEAR ABOUT UNDERSTANDING WHAT THAT ART IS FOR.
The New Folk
10 YEARS OF TRAVEL, PART 2
THIS MULTIPART COLUMN WAS WRITTEN ON THE OCCASION OF THE 10 TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS LAUNCH AND ITS ASSIGNMENT TO A WRITER NAMED ANTONIO GRACEFFO, THE MARTIAL ARTIST WHO HAS BECOME BLACK BELT’S ROVING REPORTER IN ASIA. IT PRESENTS MORE OF THE AUTHOR’S CONCLUSIONS REGARDING THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S MARTIAL ARTS.
PREPARING TODAY FOR A NORMAL TOMORROW
It is a difficult decision to make; spending money now to keep your vehicle safe at the time when we are all wrestling with savings, unemployment, financial uncertainties, and waiting for safer times to go outside.
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ONE PLUS ONE EQUALS BILLIONS
Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson’s career was stalling. Then Dany Garcia stepped in to help change everything.