The Turnaround Artist

October 5, 2018

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Born 1945, Chicago, raised on the South Side – tribal, over-crowded – undernourished, punched from behind more than once.

Office clerk, laborer in factories & warehouses.

Civil rights demonstrations – Missouri, Mississippi, Chicago; versus continuation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam – Washington, D.C.

Taught American & world literature & philosophy at several colleges & universities, from East Coast to West – & middle school mathematics at the first Navajo-run school on the Navajo Reservation/Nation.

25 years solo consultant – sporadic assignments regarding industrial, agricultural, & space-exploration technologies, equipment, organization, & execution. Fierce frugality, & technical & commercial self-education.

Books:

Old Buzzard of No-Man’s Land, 1974
How To Change the World Forever For Better, 1990, 2nd edition 1994
People I Met Hitchhiking On USA Highways, 2001

Album of songs:

Solid and Sound, 1977

1500 posters on small rectangles of cloth stapled to utility poles along USA highways (hitchhiked, slept out, ate little) plus a few dozen publicly posted by others in Australia, Asia, Europe, & South America:

The Into Traffic Signs, 1984-1994