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The Quizzicals

The Quizzicals take the hill

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

What did the Wizard of Oz (in the book – not the movie) give to the Scarecrow to keep his brains sharp? Clue: the answer is in the “Little Wizard Stories of Oz” from 1914,

IS, Pins and Needles to keep his brains sharp!

I had no correct eligible answers. Seems your pin cushion came up empty!

I don’t dumb down so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 21, 2014 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Reached the Top 20

Dear Musea Reader

When you go to Neil Young's website, neilyoung.com, there is a protest song list of about 3,000 songs. I have 2 songs that have reached the Top Twenty at #12 and #13 .

AOL Can Go and Tank Tomorrow, and Peace Sign

Here is the link.


Tom Hendricks

(editor of the 22 year old zine Musea)

ZINE, Named one of… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 21, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

Sticks and Stones (set of paintings)

Sticks and Stones (set of paintings)
This set of paintings, I’m calling “Sticks and Stones”. They are mostly abstracts of sticks (woods) or stones (monoliths).

See my blog at

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 19, 2014 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Five Doors to the Art Revolution

The Art Revolution that I have advocated over the last 2 decades has grown so big, it's hard to summarize for those new to it. This reprint from the 2008 issue helps. It is also a series of short videos on youtube.

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 18, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

4 Bio Steps in Childhood Development (bio post)

FOUR BIOLOGICAL STEPS In Childhood Development;

We often suggest steps to help children have happy lives . But most don't take into consideration our biological needs. Here are 4 that I believe, should be included.

1. Vaginal birth.

2. Breast feeding

3. Weaning

4. Puberty

1. The mother transfers her gut bacteria to the child through vaginal birth. If the newborn is denied that type of birth, then that child does not have the full gut biome he… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 17, 2014 at 10:54am — No Comments

Weaning - an important step in childhood development?

From recent reading and studying I'm beginning to think that weaning is a major time of infant development.

This loss of breast milk, may be a biological step - albeit a traumatic one - to trigger the infant to start his own immune system.

Those fed with formula, don't have this step, and never went through this, They have never developed this bio stage - of learning how to react to loss of needed fat and other concentrated nurturing (loss of breast milk). Which would force…


Added by Tom Hendricks on March 17, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

The Great Divide in Art

Dear Reader, this week's Musea email Club message is titled, The Great Divide In Art



There is a great divide in art. It’s been going on for over 100 years. It’s time to end it.

The first major divide in modern art was when the Impressionists broke away from the French Salon and it’s type of painting. From then to now, there has been an understood divide in art that implies that

(for the rest… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 13, 2014 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Dominoes or How Computers really work


(inspired by an illustration by Jessica Walsh)

I finally understand

how computers really work.

the button that you push

is the first domino.

And behind the facade

it pushes yet another,

and that pushes another

and so forth down the line;

until at the end

you've issued a command,

which trips another

row of dominoes

to fall down in line

to finish the task.

Want some proof?

Shake your… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 13, 2014 at 11:24am — No Comments

Big List Add Ons 7 new inductees


Glad to announce 7 new inductees to the BIG LIST.

It’s the first, best music of the entire net and world, music list (and best, at least until someone does a 2nd one). See url that follows.

BIG MUSIC LIST (200 Song – First Worldwide Best Music List)



Best Engine Noise on a Record , "Telstar", The Tornados (yt).

Best vocal and ukulelee of "SomeWhere Over The Rainbow"… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 11, 2014 at 5:32pm — No Comments

The Origin of Life - a different perspective

Q. How do you define life?

A. The most stable response to the environment when life began.

Q. What is adjusting?

A. Carbon compounds in a liquid water environment

Q. What do they adjust to?

A. The day/hot - night/cool cycle, and perhaps dry - then wet cycle too. Plus they adjust to UV light from the sun.

Q. How do they adjust?

A. What lasts in that environment is the most stable. With some carbon compounds more stable than others.

In… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 10, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Turn of the Century (set of 5 paintings)

Dear Musea Readers,

Here's a set of 5 of my paintings with the theme, The Turn of the Century
See the Musea blog post at:

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 8, 2014 at 11:11am — No Comments

Quatros - collect them all


half opened

half closed

drawing - painting

classical - romantic

particle - wave

mass - force

some people row

some people drift

in my dreams

I can fly

What is a QUATRO. It’s a new type of very very short poetry that usually compares two things, in a haiku – way, packing a lot of meaning in a very small amount of words. There is usually a very real comparison, and behind it a 2nd deeper meaning.… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 7, 2014 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Return of Quizzicals

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

Bear with me on this - it rambles. A scientist, in 1900, took some chicken wire and a board and made a maze to test the smarts of his lab rats. You've seen a thousand cartoons on this with every variation. Sooner or later some have humans in the rat race. But this is no science question. The scientist based his maze - it was an exact copy - on a formal garden, that was indeed for humans. Name the garden.

IS,… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 6, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Set of Self Portraits

Dear Musea Readers,

Self Portraits

Decades of drawing and painting have given me the ability to draw and paint out of thin air – that is I can make it up and it looks fairly real. OK so far. But I notice that when I do a male figure, it seems to always turn into someone that looks a lot like me. Here is a set of self portraits.…


Added by Tom Hendricks on March 5, 2014 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Box of Art (Why Mass Market Paintings - pt 2)

Box of Art (Why Mass Market Paintings, Part 2)

Part of Postmod Art, or the revolution in painting, is the mass production of paintings or gliclees” on canvas. They can be made so exact that you could line up 4 copies and the original on the wall – all of them in the same frame – and no one could tell which is the original.

Let painting join the other mass marketed arts: lit/books, film/dvd, music/records. Then it too will become as popular as books, films and… Continue

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 4, 2014 at 6:33pm — No Comments

We built This City - worse song of all time?

Marconi plays the mamba

See blog post for zine Musea

Added by Tom Hendricks on March 4, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

Melanie Pruit's Oscar Roundup

Dear Musea Readers,

For years Musea has spotlighted the Oscar Roundups of Melanie Pruit. This year is no exception.

Melanie has taken her love of movies beyond the yearly wrap up to a fine movie blog.

For this year's Oscar comments (and the guide to who made the big tweet photo) see…


Added by Tom Hendricks on March 3, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

The Biggest Oscar Upset - and you'll be surprised!

Dear Musea Reader,

See my new blog post for "The Biggest Oscar Upset" - it's not what you think.

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 28, 2014 at 9:55am — No Comments

Some people row

Some People Row
some people row
some people drift
some have a wind
some do not

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 25, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

Cleaning Lady Sweeps out the Modern Art

Dear Musea Reader,

Cleaning Lady Sweeps Out the Old Art
This news story is about a cleaning woman who threw out some modern art, thinking it was trash. Reasonable mistake!


Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 21 year old zine Musea)

Added by Tom Hendricks on February 24, 2014 at 9:18am — No Comments

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