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Partner, a cultural introduction

Getting to know the word from all angles...

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I think highly of the concept of utilizing English as a global lingua franca. I do challenge the enervatingly inanimate recipe by which the English tongue is taught.Pointer

Fortifying a person's intimacy with a language isn't like developing a hotter furnace. A language - a living tongue - is not merely an instrument that you can teach yourself to manipulate with greater amounts of precision. A common tongue can't be isolated from the prevailing culture of a clan of people of which it is a description. A language isn't recited; it happens - and keeps happening as long as a circle of people keeps using it.

Teaching a student to recite English is to cheat her out of its cultural context. A proper instructor has to have a strategy for introducing it; the bravest student goes out to seek it.

A dictionary has the potential to be an influential tool. A decent dictionary will describe a language on the basis of a particular corpus, a body of writing of various scope and consistency. This corpus may contain anything from a book about literature to some really short fiction stories. I lost many a sleepless night developing my "solid" Fiction Corpus in order to form a different sort of dictionary based on the ability of one man to tell a story in many different forms. It is a labor of love and listening.

I have devised a million words and I have inspected them, reshaping them - not simply to teach a tongue but to promote the human soul, and to propel that soul or spirit not just to recite but to happen.

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Help Channel Deviance Into ArtOne of Margo's pictures from our trip across Europe.

Strength and dignity are her clothing...

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On Monday, I arrived in Europe. By Wednesday I had bought a car. By Friday I had met the woman who a few months later would end up having travelling 6,000 miles across Europe with me.

As an artist, from the beginning of my adult career, my work had been devoted to the problem of body acceptance, a goal that I would later learn was shared by a whole community of people called naturists, a humble portion of which I discovered residing in Poland, a country whose cultural conservatism does not lend itself readily to forward thinking. One of those forward-thinking Polish naturists happened to be Margo.

I was from America, land of the free...home of the brave. She carried the weight of Old Europe...domestic and religious poverties...stifled creativity. Anger. Sadness. Yearning.

6,000 miles. One car. One tent. We started learning how to listen. We started learning how to open up. We started cooperating. Even when we were angry, even when it was so difficult that it didn't seem like it would turn out well, we stuck it out. We completed the trip and we came back happy. We had beaten the devil on the road. Back home more devils were waiting to abuse us. More anger. More fear. More sadness. This time we were prepared. This time we had each other and we could harken back to the joy and the trust and the suprise that 6,000 miles had created. We could remember what it was like to live in one tent.

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During our trip across Europe, Margo very bravely opened up to me and to the camera. It was a difficult thing to do considering the scars that she carries. I wanted to share with the world her often joyful, often sad, often angry but always liberating experience except that the Internet is full of pictures of naked women and men and full of trolls who abuse them.

I realized that what I really need to point out is not the openness that Margo and I cultivated between ourselves, but the darkness that continues to surround us. When I censor nudity, I do so in a way that does not compromise the integrity of the human body. In censoring the photographs that Margo and I took during our trip, I was quick to notice that in those pictures where Margo was at her most open, at her most unguarded and most relaxed, in a word, when she was herself and basking in the sun I was forced to blacken her completely.

Why does our society drive people into darkness? Why can we not accept ourselves as we are? Why can we not accept our bodies? Have we truly become eunuchs? Or are we capable of defying the sickness that pits us against each other? Together we could conquer the devils that abuse us.

Whether you enjoy being nude or not, whether you've been photographed nude or not, but especially if, for you, like for Margo, it's something you never thought you would do, consider submitting your own photograph to be published in a censored manner as a form of protest against the ubiquitous presence of the human body on the internet, naked or not, that is published and duplicated ad infinitum without context and without regard for the identity or the needs of the individual being depicted.

Michal's Dictionary:
Understanding the word Partner

A word can represent many things. First and foremost it represents a type of gesture. A specific way of speaking. A specific way of inscribing a mark. A specific way of moving your hand. To know one of these kinds of gestures is to know how to pronounce the word partner in some kind of way.

If you want to communicate an idea using the word partner, you will need to know what other people are made to think when you make the gesture. You will never have complete awareness of or control over the associations or identities that are invoked by a set of words, but you can know what was and what is a single word's jointly accepted definition, at least for a given place, thereby tracing a direction which will help you to understand what kinds of associations and identities are driving its use.

By using the word yourself, you enter into a long-standing albeit oftentimes unconscious debate over its definition, forever entangling yourself into the history of its use. The way you use it, and which other words you use it with carries weight.

The more you know about where the word partner is located in the fabric of a language, the better you will be at exploiting its cultural power.

Pronunciation of PartnerMargo on a trampoline

I have yet to publish a pronunciation for the word partner.

Video of me pronouncing "partner."

Definition of PartnerMargo on a trampoline

I have yet to publish the definition of partner.

I'm sure it won't take too long.

Common use of partner in illustrative example sentencesMargo on a trampoline

  1. That's something my partner and I will have to discuss.

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  2. When people used to say the word partner it was more or less clear what they meant. Now not so much.

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  3. I'd like to partner with him on this project. He knows a lot about editing sound.

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  4. I have yet to come up with a fourth sentence using the word partner.

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  5. I have yet to come up with a fifth sentence using the word partner.

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  6. I have yet to come up with a sixth sentence using the word partner.

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Usage of Partner in Michal's Fiction CorpusMargo on a trampoline

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Michal's Fiction Corpus of Acceptance Literature (FiCAL) is presented under the Bare Bottom imprint. It is currently comprised of six bodies of work, each representing a different pillar of culture and incorporating a wide variety of writhing styles.

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Partner, a morphological approach

I have yet to make a morphological analysis of the word partner.

That doesn't mean it's not high on my list.

Table of Frequency for the Word "Partner."

This table lists in descending order the total number of times that the word partnerand any of its morphological derivations appears in the Fiction Corpus, along with a breakdown of frequency by title, the respective rank of each word in the complete list of all words in the Corpus, as calculated both densely and competitively, as well as the percent increase in frequency of the word over the frequency of the next lowest rank in the complete list.

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Percent Increase over next rankRANKWORDFrequency
TOTAL # of occurencesMCDONALDSJESUSSEXTSIGAJACKSONDINGBATS
densecompetitivemodern/sloppybiblical/tersepoetic/high-browhard/fasttalkymixed salad
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I have yet to publish the table of frequency for the word partner, but I will get to it shortly. -Michal

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Usage of Partner in Death to McDonalds

An aerial view of Dodger Stadium in the foreground, with an imaginary partially submerged Los Angeles behind

A story bible for a comic book series set in a post climate-change California narrated by eight characters who live through a natural disaster that sinks Los Angeles and triggers a war with an expansionist Mexican government covertly supported by China.

Frame #7096

lowes thinks he may have found the phone. he says his partner saw something yellow. he has to wait for the next turn to be sure.

Sprint "Iphone" Case

23 December, 11:31 PM

Frame #1259

its bad enough that a bounty hunter doesnt get much respect. if youre a woman and a bounty hunter forget it. your own partners dis you.

JC Penney

9 August, 6:35 PM

Frame #1104

chase gave me all his photos. who does he think i am. his partner. he assumes to much. hes gonna get himself killed one of these days.

Kim "Kris" Kardashian

7 August, 12:42 PM

Frame #1876

damn fbi making a fool out of me. the idiots nazi partner came at me from the other side with his gun drawn. if they werent cops id be dead.

Justin Bieber

16 August, 11:15 AM

Frame #3565

chase's in san diego. the podcars pulling into a fancy hotel complex. let me guess. on the partnerships dime.

JC Penney

8 September, 9:50 AM

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Usage of Partner in The Gospel of Jesus H.

A picture of the planet Mars

An experimental science fiction Christology that makes Jesus the hard boiled narrator of his own early years on a bizarro earth made dark by volcanic ash and informally ruled by a man from Mars who sells bottled air.

"Why do we have to break through the barricades?" asked Jesus.

"That's where the buyer is," said his much more experienced business partner, "behind the barricades."

"I don't get it," said Jesus. He was getting on his business partner's nerves.

"What don't you get about it?" said the Krupnik, through clenched teeth.

"How am I getting paid?" said the young businessman.

"You'll find out."

"Wait a minute," said Jesus. "If I'm getting a fucking bullet in the head, I want to know it."

"Keep your panties on," said the Krupnik.

"Why don't you fucking tell me what the fuck is going on?" Jesus shouted.

Verses 73-81 from the chapter called Arms

Jesus took the Krupnik's threats very seriously. There was nothing in his face that showed it - except for the tension maybe, but, then again, that was shared by all. It was also very dark in the room. Electricity was unavailable, and Jesus had no reason to think that his face, or one of its occasional twitches, was betraying any kind of nervousness or fear. Jesus was afraid - if only because he knew that there was no booby-trap: that was a bluff. Jesus had no idea whom to expect while sitting on that back step. If army intelligence officers had shown up to collect, Jesus would've been rather embarrassed to explain that their weapons were rigged to explode. They could've charged him with treason - not that this was no longer a threat, but Jesus's situation was considerably changed. His business partner hadn't been smart enough to consider the possible effects of Jesus's ignorance. As a result, when and if he were going to find out that he had been tricked, there'd be no telling what he'd do. He might have gone crazy; he might have told the Accountant, or his bodyguards (whatever the case might have been), to kill him. That was unacceptable. Jesus had to figure out what to do, but, while the Krupnik wrote his letter and signed it, while the Nigel signed it, and while the Krupnik drove him down to where the Accountant was, Jesus had absolutely no idea.

Verse 254 from the chapter called Arms

The Martian, thanks to Stalin's forethought, turned up on his own. He was among the dead after we stormed the Radisson Hotel, which Stalin suggested we do posthaste. If not for that assault, he might have escaped through the park. No doubt the Krupnik had made some kind of shady arrangement for his partner's sake by bribing one of the checkpoints, but, fortunately, Jesus's Confederation had men stationed on every bridge and every checkpoint around the Old Town, making sure that no deals were made. By then, the Martian, realizing his plan had gone to hell, must have figured out that the park was his only chance. The Radisson had no doubt been a center of operations for terrorists on that side of the city.

Verse 423 from the chapter called Arms

Jesus wished he had read them; the Krupnik had given him that chance: he had left, driven away, leaving him alone in the street. Jesus could've read those letters. He would've known if it were safe. Now what? They were a death sentence, no doubt. That man was taking them to the Accountant - to another room. He was at the door; he was knocking. They read, 'Wait for my call; then kill this man.' What difference did it make? He was already a dead man. If he escaped, the Krupnik would find him. He would've killed him just for spite: for having made a monkey out of him - for having learned too much! Jesus grimaced. There was no booby-trap! How was that partner of his going to react? Poorly - there was no doubt about it.

Verse 272 from the chapter called Arms

When the police, investigating the recent discovery of two illegally buried bodies in the local cemetery, came to his dead grandmother's apartment, they asked for Jesus's papers. He gave them his brand new American passport (with residency visa) and said nothing. When they asked him a question - they asked, "With whom are you living here?" - Jesus shook his head. He refused to answer any and all questions. One of the policemen decided to arrest him right then and there - on the spot - and so his partner decided to search the immediate surroundings, which, thanks to the apartment's size, meant the whole thing - but they didn't find anything: there was nothing there to find. When they threw him into a large jail cell with four beds, Jesus realized that the room was bigger than his own. He decided he would do some push-ups and sit-ups and some calisthenics. After he did them, he decided he was out of shape. This was a perfect opportunity to get back into shape. He was the only one there. Nobody was going to bother him.

Verse 158 from the chapter called Security

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Usage of Partner in Sex for Children

A drawing of a man between a woman's legs in front of another man in a hospital bed

A literature book narrated by a pair of siblings on either side of the Atlantic whose profoundly weird sexual experiences pose a serious challenge to their traditional understanding of mathematicians, marriage, gay young men and God.

But even if that were true - and I suspect it is - luckily for everyone, it doesn't necessarily make Luka a stooge - at least not in the sense that we enjoy when we are in the States and 'blessed' with Luke's company. Let's not beat around the bush: Luke is a total stooge. But if Luka is being somehow manipulated by his cousin-in-law, Nike, and this partnership doesn't prove as equitable as he might expect, it will only prove Luka half a stooge. As long as he's capable of insulting Nike to his face, and of doing it effectively, he'll never be a total stooge.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 2, The Second Day, Part 1, Labor & Economic Reform, Section 5, A Man's Features, Paragraph 1

During Nike's visit, I was introduced to his new 'partner.' He was a central figure of my dream - a man I only met a few days ago: a man who is rather strange in himself, even standing next to Nike - although, I suppose, we are so immune to Nike that he hardly stands out any more. But even he was behaving unusually. "Andre," he said, introducing me, "I'd like you to meet my new partner, Luka. And welcome to our beautiful honeymoon!" He threw his head back and laughed. He thought it was pretty funny. I didn't know what he was talking about, but I smiled anyway. His partner didn't seem to be embarrassed.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 2, The Second Day, Part 1, Labor & Economic Reform, Section 2, Introducing Male Friends, Paragraph 1

And how her face must have fallen! I was oblivious! I wish I could've known to look. I would've done the same thing if I had known all about the situation: isn't that devilish? I'm really a devil at heart. Unfortunately, her intentions were known only to God, and suspected only by you (and perhaps our mother). But the Lord is capable of controlling devils: and I am glad to have been of service, however unwitting a partner, if indeed it were so. But, as I mentioned, I doubt that Indiana was entertaining serious thoughts of seduction. She was much too like her usual self: too distracted by her own surroundings, too uncoordinated - subjected by a random process of attention.

– Title 2, Regarding the Romaniac, Part 1, Section 33, Analyzing Social Encounters, Paragraph 3

They said no: they were "cool just hangin' out." Actually, they didn't say anything: that's what Nike said, apparently on behalf of himself and his partner.

I didn't hear Luka say no, and I was asking him more than Nike. I didn't know whether London were a trip he made often.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 2, The Second Day, Part 1, Labor & Economic Reform, Section 3, Comparing Men, Paragraphs 3-4

I began to wonder whether Luka might not be as timid, or shall we say, as easily persuaded, as the man who shares both his name and his friendship to Nike - that is to say, his potential counterpart in America. It would prove quite a success for Nike, because that creature which we call Luke, after befriending, or shall we say, becoming side-kick to Nike, became sort of a lackey for everyone - until of course, the situation became so egregious that even Nike felt sorry for him, and he began forcing himself to treat Luke with a little more respect - but, unlike Luke, Luka is not an insecure young man: he is a man approaching middle age, with technical expertise in computers and programming, a skill that continues to give him steady employment (for the time being, he says) but which up till now has granted him a sizeable income, and - thanks to France - plenty of vacation, which means that Luka has also pursued his favorite hobby quite seriously, leading to his present claim of status as gentleman-farmer, which Nike can only jokingly dispute, since his current partner has indeed accumulated plenty of produce and livestock, gradually investing less of his time in programming and more of his money into establishing a lively homestead outside of Paris - a very attractive location, especially for a household whose most recent member is a cousin of Nike's, a man who - as we know - is not only in Paris with nothing to do, but who appreciates the sweetly buzzing sound of success, and there is no doubt that Luka will soon outgrow his current small-holdings, especially if both Nike and his cousin have something to do with it.

– Title 3, Regarding a Dream, Chapter 2, The Second Day, Part 1, Labor & Economic Reform, Section 3, Comparing Men, Paragraph 7

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Usage of Partner in Tsiga Tsiga Tsiga

Bullets whizzing by a statue of Nikola Tesla

A collection of stories featuring a sexy Parisian ghost, a spooky Moon base full of vagina-faced aliens, a policeman with an Irish name, a truck full of watermelons, a flautist, and a man who has to see another man about a diseased horse.

Partisan fans concentrated around their team's crater. The creativity of their coordinated taunts was mildly amusing. Tatum considered the metaphoric potential. Two rival villages coming together, through an elaborate dance involving large stones, they would settle their long-standing dispute: who is the better village?

– from “Dirty Manga People Are Disgusting,” a spooky story featuring a pair of unlikely partners

Pat Harris was speechless. It didn't happen often. He recovered quickly. "I didn't know," he stuttered, "you were a woman."

Read wasn't surprised. She sized up the man. She replied, "Neither did I."

"You must forgive Mr. Harris," said Uzumaki. "He has a habit of being particularly uninformed."

"That," said the woman, "makes two of us."

– from “Dirty Manga People Are Disgusting,” a spooky story featuring a frank discussion of partnership

Tatum watched it barrel towards the station. The man was closing in on the door. His back was turned. Tatum squinted. The rock was heading towards him. It gleamed in the headlamps. It was on target. It hit the man's shoulder. "Yes," cried Tatum. The man grabbed his arm. He twisted around. He bounced to the ground.

– from “Dirty Manga People Are Disgusting,” a spooky story featuring a pair of unlikely partners

Neither one would budge. His mother called the boy Lorenzo. Manfredo called him Lothario. Ferrari himself had been named after a character in Boccaccio's Il Decamerone, though his father had probably never read anything by Boccaccio, or by anyone at all for that matter. He had heard it from an erudite and completely accidental drinking partner. His usual associates were not the literary type.

– from “Italy Sucks and Has Sucked For A Long Time,” an adventure story featuring a man who didn't like what he saw

"It costs money. You have to make a reservation. You're supposed to take a guide."

"I'll pay."

"You are crazy."

"I'm not asking for help. I'll go on my own."

– from “Dirty Manga People Are Disgusting,” a spooky story featuring a frank discussion of partnership

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Usage of Partner in Sorry Ms. Jackson

Chiseled letters from an ancient stone tablet hanging on a wall

A real play. With drama in it. Talk fast. It takes two hours. Set in a guest house. In a small community. After a murder. Lots of suspicion. The characters learn to listen to each other. It's funny.

GREY GOOSE: I've waited long enough, woman. I deserve an answer.

MS. JACKSON: I will not answer you.

ALICE: Why not?

GREY GOOSE: She's guilty.

MS. JACKSON: I've done nothing wrong.

GREY GOOSE: Swear to it.

ALICE: There's no reason not to tell the truth.

GREY GOOSE: Unless you're a rat.

ALICE: Remember what I told you. There are three things which everybody is owed: honesty, gratitude, and remorse. As my grandmother taught me, one must say, 'Thank you,' and 'I'm sorry,' and, by gosh, one has to mean it. If you've had cause to hurt somebody, you should tell that person you're sorry and you'll try to make sure it never happens again. Unless you know it will - in which case, you recognize that something is difficult. If it's something to which your partner is contributing, you make a resolution to cooperate on that. Eventually, things work out. If you've done nothing wrong, you thank your partner for his interest, humbly deny any involvement, and proceed to send him off on his merry way. I took marriage lessons with Luke for a year. They were quite helpful.

MS. JACKSON: Thank you.

– ACT I, lines 1101-1110

FLETCHER: Oh, Money! God of first fruits! Bringer of knowledge! Harvester of truth! Where would Man be without thy cold kindness? Give me your hand. Let the lorikeets squeak out the rhythm of our steps. We'll dance a polonaise. I'll sashay you around the South Pacific. Who could prove to be a better partner? No man could be as faithful; no woman either. Even if she bleed by the moon, her temper is not as mild. Obedience notwithstanding, her character can seem, at times, positively restive. Feistiness is a woman's most vicious virtue. It can burn a man's pride even while it warms his heart. In truth, a man who marries money is liable to finding a bed so stiff the kingfisher would laugh. Without it, one would cry at night like the ghost bird. Thanks to money, nature is Man's slave. Weathering the vicissitudes of fortune, the wealthy man works the ground for as long as the ground does not work him. When that day comes, let's hope that our money has not defrauded us of our nature.

– ACT I, line 797

FLETCHER: I had a torrid love affair with a thirty-something-year-old woman. She had a girlfriend.

ALICE: She did?

FLETCHER: I'm just teasing. She had a boyfriend.

ALICE: Don't go around sleeping with other people's partners.

FLETCHER: I didn't say I slept with her. I did sleep with her. We didn't root.

ALICE: I have to say, I never thought that after marriage I would ever feel attracted to a person with the exact same force I had always felt before. I see now that I was wrong.

FLETCHER: I do have a chance.

ALICE: I didn't say I was talking about you.

FLETCHER: Then whom? Grey Goose?

ALICE: Why not?

– ACT I, lines 662-671

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Usage of Partner in Miscellaneous Dingbats

The title of the book at the end of a string of miscellaneous dingbats

A story book full of short fiction stories. An interesting bedtime mystery. A fairy tale. Science fiction romance. Adult life. Uninspiring gay fiction. Horror.

"Stay here," said Proctor. "I'm going back to see John." When Proctor got to John's building, there was a squad car outside. An officer behind the wheel. Upstairs his partner stood outside John's door.

"Just you?" asked Proctor. The officer nodded. "Okay. Have a smoke."

"Thanks, boss." The man walked off. Proctor knocked on the door. When John opened it, Proctor busted it wide. He threw John against the wall.

"Who else knows, you cocksucker?"

– from “We Need To Talk,” a mystery story featuring an artist put in a weird position

"What about this?" asked Simmons. He came over with a framed photo in his hand. He showed it to Proctor. It was a pair of men in front of a silver SUV.

"That's my husband," said John. "And his partner. His business partner. The SUV must belong to him."

– from “We Need To Talk,” a mystery story featuring a dead body put in a weird position

In the morning Elizabeth was gone before her husband came down for breakfast. He wondered if she went to the gym like she claimed. He had no idea. A reminder of how sad things had gotten. Like the soggy cereal he could no longer eat. The phone buzzed. It was his partner. Another body was found.

– from “We Need To Talk,” a mystery story featuring a cop put in a weird position

The detective circled around the body. He couldn't see a wound. Just the redness on the face. "How is it still standing," he whispered to himself. His partner poked the cadaver. It rocked a few inches back and forth. "Enough of that, Bob," said the captain. "Proctor's seen it. Get that body on the gurney."

"Wait a minute," said Proctor. "There's no lividity in the feet. If this person was upside-down there should be more than just a red face."

– from “We Need To Talk,” a mystery story featuring a policeman's wife put in a weird position

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Collocation of Partner in the Fiction Corpus

Table of Collocation for the Word "Partner."

This table lists in descending order of frequency a selection of word pairs that appear in the Fiction Corpus and groups them according to the morphological derivation of the word partner that appears in the pair.

TypeWORDFrequency
TOTAL # of occurencesMCDONALDSJESUSSEXTSIGAJACKSONDINGBATS
modern/sloppybiblical/tersepoetic/high-browhard/fasttalkymixed salad
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I have yet to perform a collocation analysis of "partner." I hope I can get it done sometime soon. -Michal

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St. Sebastian was a member of the Roman Emperor's praetorian guard who had the audacity to teach Christian values while on the job. I think active duty American military men and women who don't vote or who don't publicly express a political opinion because of the uniform are either being idiotic or are being cowed by the threat of punishment from a superior. Either way, they're eunuchs. My purpose in creating the St. Sebastian Series is to put the flesh and face of the true soldier front and center. The good soldier puts his mission ahead of himself. He often ends up dead. The true soldier knows a bad mission when he sees one and he isn't afraid to say it. Saint Sebastian was not a cow, despite what clever people would have you believe. Saint Sebastian is a patron saint for all protestors who face the arrows of the mob for speaking out.

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    Handcrafted decorative collar for sale.

    Decorative collar by Zuzanna. Pointer

    Ethnic layered cloth jewelry constructed on a cotton base and adorned with ribbons, tassels, and a yellow fringe. Fastened on the side with 11 buttons, fitted entirely with a pleasant lining. The style is an Indo-Asian-African multinational color combination. The collar is very extravagant and an extraordinary addition to any clothing, guaranteed to attract attention. Just a simple dress and a unique image is ready. Dry-cleaning recommended. Available now for $200.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #3 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  4. Seamless handbag for sale

    Handcrafted seamless handbag for sale.

    Handbag by Sylwia. Pointer

    Handmade from felted all-natural Australian and South American wool. Entirely felted, seamless. Finished with a white lining, inside is a small pocket. Lining is sewn and stitched in by hand. Available now for $180.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #4 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  5. Patchwork quilt for sale

    Handcrafted patchwork quilt for sale.

    Patchwork quilt by Alicja. Pointer

    Bedspread made of cotton and polyester material. Inserted with polyester lining. 90 by 70 cm. Available now for $120.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #5 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  6. Nuno-felt shawl for sale

    Handcrafted nuno-felt shawl for sale.

    Shawl by Sylwia. Pointer

    Scarf made ​​with the nuno felting technique (wet felting fibre into a silk gauze) using South American wool. Two-sided scarf with latticework at the ends. Wholly in the colors red, black, green in an abstract pattern. Available now for $100.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #6 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  7. Clara the doll for sale

    Handcrafted clara the doll for sale.

    Clara by Alicja. Pointer

    Clara loves roses and greenery, adores tormenting spiders with long legs and sleeping soundly in the afternoon. Cuddly toy made of cotton and polyester, stuffed with polyester lining. Available now for $70.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #7 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  8. Noah the doll for sale

    Handcrafted noah the doll for sale.

    Noah by Alicja. Pointer

    Noah doesn't know what to like and what not to like but keeps wondering and thinking about it. Cuddly toy made of cotton and polyester, stuffed with polyester lining. Available now for $70.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #8 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  9. Black suspenders for sale

    Handcrafted black suspenders for sale.

    Black suspenders by Zuzanna. Pointer

    Two-sided suspenders from black material with a rose motif on one side and striped cotton on the other. Connected by a leather triangle. Adjustable length. Hand washing in cold water recommended. Available now for $50.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #9 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  10. Orange suspenders for sale

    Handcrafted orange suspenders for sale.

    Orange suspenders by Zuzanna. Pointer

    Two-sided suspenders made of denim and orange material with a Polish floral folk design. Connected by a leather triangle. Adjustable length. Hand washing in cold water recommended. Available now for $50.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #10 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  11. Green suspenders for sale

    Handcrafted green suspenders for sale.

    Green suspenders by Zuzanna. Pointer

    Two-sided suspenders made of denim and green material with a mountain folk design. Connected by a leather triangle. Adjustable length. Hand washing in cold water recommended. Available now for $50.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #11 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  12. Felt earrings for sale

    Handcrafted felt earrings for sale.

    Felt earrings by Dorota. Pointer

    Material: South American woolen yarn, dyed, 100% wool. Hand-worked with a needle. Pendant of anti-allergenic metal. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #12 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  13. Round ceramic earrings for sale

    Handcrafted round ceramic earrings for sale.

    Round ceramic earrings by Dorota. Pointer

    Material: Glazed ceramics, hand-molded. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #13 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  14. Oblong ceramic earrings for sale

    Handcrafted oblong ceramic earrings for sale.

    Oblong ceramic earrings by Dorota. Pointer

    Material: Glazed ceramics, hand-molded. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #14 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

  15. 'Coral' necklace for sale

    Handcrafted 'coral' necklace for sale.

    Corals by Sylwia. Pointer

    Necklace made ​​of cotton pieces with organdy and decorated with beads, suspended on cotton strings. Can be worn as a necklace, as a brooch or as a belt tied at the side. Available now for $40.00. Ships free of additional charge via USPS (uninsured) unless otherwise directed.

    To purchase please mail a USPS money order in an envelope clearly marked Lot #1/Item #15 to M. Slaby at house number 201 on Ridge Road in the town of West Milford, in the state of New Jersey, one of the beautiful United States of America. The postal code is 07480-3112.

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