Buddy Cushman Art

engaging stories of hope and joy


Portland, OR

Bio: This is my Blog, my opportunity to say what I think and write what I feel. The content has morphed in the two years of existence -- I began with personal tales of sillyness and drunkeness and soberness and times, places, and events within. Then I wrote a whole a lot of opinions about the world and its often sad shape, and how I thought we could make it better (re: engaging stories of hope). More recently I've taken to writing about this and that, including links to movies, Ted Talks, rock and roll, other writers' web pages, and more. These past seven years I have taken up the life of a painter, and my work can be seen on my web page ( http://www.buddycushmanfineart.com ) and my Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/musicflower67). But I've been writing since I was just a young thing living on the Massachusetts coast, and storytelling is my home. I have a number of fiction works in varying degrees of completion, and have published two books of fiction in the last year, under the name W.B. Cushman. And more recently a book of poetry - "Minor Revelations". But it's here I get to share my whatevers of sorrow and hope, and hopefully, wonder and magic. Thanks for stopping in.

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. You are amazing painter…I checked your website you are great with brush 😀

  2. I went to Amazon to leave a review for your book – Ring Around Rosy. as you requested on Facebook. I thought the idea of a main character in a wheel chair was great – I spend a significant part of my time trying to get people to understand people with disabilities are just people… not better or worse but simply people who have the same hopes, dreams etc. My son uses a wheelchair and is trying to empower others with mobility issues to not let the wheelchair them. However, I thought I should at least read a bit of the book – so I started to read the sample. I can’t tell you how disappointed I was. Using the left’s (not even alt left) favorite rhetoric – lumping together neo-fascists and right wing evangelicals – turned me off to reading any more. It is also the left that says if you don’t agree with them you are wrong, racist and I will shout down any attempt you make to prove them wrong.

    I would have sent this in an email but couldn’t find the address. I am sure you can delete this off the page but I felt strongly that I had to say something.

    • I appreciate you taking the time to offer this feedback, even if I don’t know who you are. I am sorry, with your commitment to helping people understand what it is to live with a disability, that you didn’t read the rest of the book. Kind of ridiculous to form an opinion based on a two-page narrator introduction which pretty much has nothing to do with anything else written, especially since you missed out on a chance to comment on how I did presenting three characters with what are considered disabilities, in terms of helping others better understand.

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