Comments for SPARK http://getsparked.org get together | get creative | get sparked! Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:32:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2 Comment on Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen by Robert Haydon Jone http://getsparked.org/spark40/jay-young-gerard-and-lisa-nielsen-14/comment-page-1#comment-48609 Thu, 09 May 2019 16:44:38 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=17250#comment-48609 What an utterly pleasant surprise to discover that I am not alone.

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Comment on Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones by Larry Reilly http://getsparked.org/spark40/robert-haydon-jones-and-greg-lippert-6/comment-page-1#comment-47797 Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:32:55 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=17253#comment-47797 Ooof, punch to the gut. After all the generations of men at war, Jimmy begins to learn it’s not those historical events that bind fathers and sons. Great art piece.

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Comment on Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert by Larry Reilly http://getsparked.org/spark40/greg-lippert-and-robert-haydon-jones-7/comment-page-1#comment-47796 Tue, 19 Mar 2019 16:00:44 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=17257#comment-47796 “Lynchpin,” “Advertising,” “empty office.” What mind could generate such.
Loved the title. Even the best of friends have a limited time together.
Tasty, like a raspberry humorette.

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Comment on Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones by Adams David Monroe http://getsparked.org/spark40/robert-haydon-jones-and-greg-lippert-6/comment-page-1#comment-47792 Mon, 18 Mar 2019 22:31:07 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=17253#comment-47792 Excellent story. How a person can be inspiring, larger than life; and be terrifying.How one can be drawn so close, yet pushed so far away to someone. Love and run from. The last line blooms with possibilities — is the father dismissing his son’s sense of fear? Or is the father suggesting something more terrible than the son will ever know? And does the son in fact know of what the father speak?

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Comment on Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert by Adams David Monroe http://getsparked.org/spark40/greg-lippert-and-robert-haydon-jones-7/comment-page-1#comment-47783 Sun, 17 Mar 2019 22:38:27 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=17257#comment-47783 Moving story about deep friendship and how plain old life can sever a relationship. Connection, betrayal. How distance rights wrong perception but then it’s too late. Good stuff about the hard stuff of friendship.

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Comment on Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard by Lisa Nielsen http://getsparked.org/spark40/lisa-nielsen-and-jay-young-gerard-13/comment-page-1#comment-47717 Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:35:20 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=17263#comment-47717 This is stunning. I am so lucky to have a partner in Spark such as Jay Blessed. Fortunate. Inspired. I will use this gorgeous painting to light me up for our next round.

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Comment on Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert by Malachy McCourt http://getsparked.org/spark40/greg-lippert-and-robert-haydon-jones-7/comment-page-1#comment-47647 Fri, 08 Mar 2019 17:11:43 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=17257#comment-47647 Only the betrayed will call it betrayal the rest of will rationalize it as personal advanacement . This one hits the solar plexus with punch splendid story the humor being oddly placed

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Comment on Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert by Ed Lambertson http://getsparked.org/spark40/greg-lippert-and-robert-haydon-jones-7/comment-page-1#comment-47645 Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:50:29 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=17257#comment-47645 A insightful story of how we skip along through a lifetime of relationships, some painful, some joyful and most just superficial. Our friend Jimmy sadly let his ego lose the most important one. “Oh Boy”

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Comment on Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert by Owen Lindblom http://getsparked.org/spark40/greg-lippert-and-robert-haydon-jones-7/comment-page-1#comment-47635 Thu, 07 Mar 2019 23:09:06 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=17257#comment-47635 I really loved this poetic work. Jimmy the character has grown and grown for us over the years. This one cut hard for those of us who watched the Mad Men of the 50s and 60s buzzsaw through their lives with such passion creative energy, narcissism and heartache. I knew so many Links who lived and loved and died with such fire and grace in those days. As a kid I literally adored their silent fire while the younger bucks like Jimmy blustered their way through inevitable self-destruction and (for some) humble resurrection. This is a perfect rendition of those lives and relationships. The language is getting crisper and crisper Mr. Jones. “Oh boy faced man” indeed.

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Comment on Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert by Jack Orth http://getsparked.org/spark40/greg-lippert-and-robert-haydon-jones-7/comment-page-1#comment-47633 Thu, 07 Mar 2019 20:51:45 +0000 http://getsparked.org/?p=17257#comment-47633 Robert has never lost his way with words! Always great to read whatever he writes. Of course we were both in The Marine Corps in Korea years ago–so maybe I’m prejudiced! Only kidding–he was a great Marine and a great writer. I love it when old guys like us are still up and at em every day. Semper Fi, Robert!—Jack

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