The Prismatist features opinions, perspectives and stories, both written and visual, that view the world through different prisms. 

CONTENTS/CONTRIBUTORS

PERSPECTIVES

GALOOT by Peter D'Entremont 

DOGWOOD DAYS by Judy Dean

JOURNEY TO JUNEAU by Rebecca Masters

WE'RE HAVING FRIED GOAT FOR DINNER TONIGHT by Peter D'Entremont

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL FOLK ART by Lawrence Harman

A POOR COVID POEM by Gail Marnik

PANDEMIC BLUES a song by Tom Egel

THAT'LL NEVER HAPPEN NO MORE  a song by Tom Egel

PRAIRIE STAR'S PANDEMIC CHRISTMAS by Tim Wintermute

POLLS APART by Jim Kent

THOUGHTS AFTER THE RECENT ELECTION by Tony Lopresti

REFLECTION ON THE POST-ELECTION by Rebecca Masters

SACRED COW MAKES THE BEST HAMBURGER by Jim Kent

AMERICA AFTER THE VACCINE by Tony Lopresti

OH SO SOLO By Judy Dean

MY COVID 19: A JOURNEY THROUGH HOPE AND FEAR  a podcast by Tony Lopresti

LIVING BETWEEN TWO EPICENTERS  a podcast by Tony Lopresti

PHILOSOPHY ON THE ROAD  AND ROCKS podcasts by Erik Helzer and Tim Wintermute

WHEN COVID COMES CALLING by Gerri Barr

LET'S PARTY LIKE IT'S 1899 by Mark Magee

COVID 19 BLUES by Tom Egel

RE-WILDING A BEACH by Mark Magee

SKETCHES OF OUR LOSS  by Linda Heckenkamp

NOT A SILENT NIGHT by Susan Dietrich

KEEPING VIGIL WITH MY SISTERS AND BROTHERS by Ruth Kent

DAD'S LIFE ON WHEELS by Jim Kent

RISEN by Judy Dean

ON VULNERABILITY by Jackie Falk

BUILDING HEARTWOOD by Judy Dean

THIS ONE WAS FOR NEPTUNE by Tony Lopresti

I AM A SELFIE by Tim Wintermute

TWO BEDS by Charlotte Rothman Gallant

WILL WE BE SLAVES  AGAIN? by Mary Kent

ANIMAL RAP by The Space Lady

HONOLULU by Judy Dean

CORNER OF CALIFORNIA AND FILMORE by Judy Dean

CAMP  by Judy Dean

THE VALLEY by Judy Dean

MARCH ON by Judy Dean

JOURNEY TO ICELAND photography by Tom Egel

THREE SMALL WORDS by Dr. Rose Hart

AN UNLIKELY COLLABORATION  by Wendy Wintermute

JUDY MEETS OCEAN-Parts 1 & 2 by Judy Dean

TEACH US TO REMEMBER OUR DAYS by Jackie Falk

ON VACATION  by Tim Wintermute

SEARCHING FOR ODYSSEUS by Tim Wintermute

UNDER ASHES by Tim Wintermute

LIVING IN THE WAKE by Erik Helzer

MEDIA FATIGUE by Judy Dean

HOISTED BY OUR OWN PETARD? by Erik Helzer

STORIES

 

GLORY by Jennifer Lavorel

NOT A SILENT NIGHT by Susan Dietrich

STREET-LEVEL SUPERSTAR by Susan Dietrich

THE RV DETECTIVE By Sam Marlowe

THE PRAIRIE STAR By Tim Wintermute

TWO SHORT SHORT STORIES by Jennifer Lavorel

TWO CHRISTMAS STORIES by John B. Wintermute

HER NAME by Tony Lopresti

WELCOME TO PICKETWIRE by Tim Wintermute

 DARK MATTER from the Curiosi Casebook

PROJECTION POINT from the Curiosi Casebook

CHANCE from the Curiosi Casebook

LOST AND FOUND from the Curiosi Casebook

SAFETY FIRST by Tim Wintermute

INSIGHTER

CONTRIBUTORS

 

 

Peter D'Entremont is an architect and cyclist who lives and works in Durham, NC.  He and his wife have been crossing the country one section at a time on a tandem bicycle. 

 

Lawrence Harman in addition to being a creator of eclectic art was a bus driver and mechanic and an office paper recycler and is  an activist, family man, fixer and guardian of 1100 Gold courtyard 

 

Gail Marnik lives in Chicago, Illinois where she engages in many creative endeavors including poetry

Gerri Barr is a photographer, potter and gardener.  She lives in Ann Arbor, michigan.

 

Linda Heckenkamp is a visual artist and ceramicist-potter.  She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Jennifer Lavorel always wanted to be a writer and may still give it a go.

 

John B. Wintermute was a writer, playwright, actor, director and Presbyterian Minister. A number of his stories and plays have been published. Most of his stories, including the two Christmas Stories published in the Prismatist were originally performed as a dramatic reading.  He died in 2008. 

 

Jim Kent, a retired boring professor, is the oldest and most irritating of Don's seven kids.   He has been turned down twice for the federal Witness Protection Program--the first time because he applied to the Department of Agriculture instead of the Department of Justice, and the second time because they found out he hadn't actually seen anything.

Ruth Kent is currently the pastor of a church in upstate New York, after previous careers in computers and tax law.  On the side she runs an archaeology lab at a dig in Jordan and teaches doctor-patient communications at a medical school.  She apparently can’t decide what to do with her life.

 

Mark Magee is a commercial and independent filmmaker specializing in disabilities, healthcare, food and culture.  New adventures include writing and journalism. 

 

Tony Lopresti began his theatre career as a mime actor with the New York Pantomime Theatre in the 1980's and, since 2009, has been Mime Director for the Festival Music sull'Acqua on the shores of Lake Como in Italy.  In between, Tony was a writer/producer and for 22 years held the title of Director as head of the Video Production Unit for the New York Police Department/NYPD.

Miranda Marnik-Said is majoring in Creative Writing at Oberlin College.

Tom Egel is a photographer, songwriter and guitarist.  He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Erik Helzer is an amateur armchair philosopher, dedicated craft beer enthusiast, and piano hobbyist who

moonlights as an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Rose Hart is a clinical psychologist who lives in a city in the northwest often parodied on TV.  A "nom de plume", Dr. Hart can be reached at dr.rose.hart@gmail.com.

Wendy Wintermute has led a varied and peripatic life in communities across the country and now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She thanks all the friends and family along the way who have mentored her in the fine art of working together.

Judy Dean lives in Dexter, Michigan and has a drop-in relationship with both writing and painting.  She's fond of gelato, fall colors and most animals.

Jackie Falk lives a generously privileged life on the shore of Lake Superior. She subscribes to Mary Catherine Bateson’s observation that her life is “…something crafted from odds and ends, like a patchwork quilt...”Hers has patches of teaching, legal work, pastoral service, walking, reading, and a look to what’s next.

 

Tim Wintermute writes, draws, philosophizes, edits the Prismatist and does other stuff that no one will pay him for.  When he isn't traveling he does most of this in Baltimore, MD.

 

Susan Dietrich Schneider is a singer, songwriter and musician who performs under the name "The Space Lady", which was the name she adopted when she was starting her musical career as a  busker (street musician) in Berkeley, California.  She lives in LaJunta, Colorado when not on one of her frequent national and international tours. 

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