Contributions from readers who didn't object to having their email published in Vagabond Pages.

Nikole's note: I've decided that this page will be carried over from one issue to the next. All letters received throughout the year will be posted here.

<> Vagabond Ship Greetings for 2017 (Jan/2017) ..., Cruelty to Animals (Aug/01/16)..., Vagabond's future (11/07/15) ..., Soutter, Art Brut (06/11/15) ...

Vagabond Ship Greetings 2017

From our faithful correspondent -- Another Vagabond -- their blog gives reports in French and English.

New Year Card photo

Meilleurs voeux pour 2017 et ŗ bientŰt avec de nouveaux projets!

Best wishes for 2017 and see you soon with new projects!

France Pinczon du Sel & Eric Brossier

Mobile France: +33 6 27 52 03 43 Mobile Eric: +33 7 52 62 50 12 Blog, news, photos...:

Cruelty to Animals

I knew William. I still look at Vagabond from time to time. I miss his acute perception, which could be tender as well as biting. Today I read "Another 'Pity and Horror'"

about cruelty to animals. I am one who avoids looking at photos that show pictures of suffering. I donate to PETA and the Humane Society but never read their publications for the same reason; I want to help but I canít bear to see a picture of one more tormented creature. The essay drew me in and I found I could read to the end .and then, I simply burst into tears. Nobody has better expressed our terrible abuse of other creatures. Itís worse than abuse, itís disregard. I wish everyone would read those five short paragraphs. I wish I could tell William how important his writing is to me.

Soutter, Art Brut

Dear Nikole -- when you put this article on did you know about the show in New York right now? It's called "Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet" and work is sent from the Lausanne. I don't know if Soutter's work is included, I can't find any list of artists but it's worth going if you are in New York, don't you think?
Arthur C.
(email withheld at Arthur's request)

Vagabond's future

Dear Nikole -- What a loss! I haven't read Vagabond for awhile; life has taken me on many turns, ups and downs. And now, a brief glance shows me that my favorite challenger is no longer with us. I have no advice for you, how to carry on with this amazing site but please do carry on. I will think about your question, what should the future be but I'd say it's fine if you would just highlight articles as you say.
M. Ward

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