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Dancing on Daisies

Zoetermeer, Netherlands. © 2019 John Schneider. All rights reserved.

Traverse the Canal

Den Haag, Netherlands. © 2019 John Schneider. All rights reserved.

See the Hillside

Farmington Canyon, Utah. © 2021 John Schneider. All rights reserved.

Walk the Path

Farmington Canyon, Utah. © 2021 John Schneider. All rights reserved.

Under the Arch

St. Louis, Missouri. © 2017 John Schneider. All rights reserved.

Sweet Serenity

Serenity
Set aside;
     So simple
Lend me your loneliness,
Love lingering
So simple is serenity
Stifling
     Sinister.

© 1988 John Schneider. All rights reserved.

The Radiance of an Emerald Ruin

Music and art © 2019 ANTBAST. All rights reserved.

The lyrics for several songs are from poetry by John Schneider which are posted on this site.

The Whisper

What's the whisper?

The curtains are drawn, shutting out the light
And the cold darkness dwelling in the stillness of the night:
Haunting like a shadow of the days of our past.
But life passes on, diminishing fast.

To rise then fall. Is that all?

Though the sun rises high in the quiet of dawn
And the dew melts away, as if moved like a pawn;
The moon, if it can, will shut out the light
And eclipse our droll lives, turning day into night.

To shine in vain. Is it the same?

The stars in the sky, acting in a play,
Though the light we now see may have faded away;
The star reached its peak in the solace of space
Then shattered into blindness with nothing in its place.

What's the whisper?

Do men always fall after the peak?
Is it the same, the pattern so bleak?
Rise and never fall, shine and not in vain.
The story can change...

The whisper.

© 1991, 2000, 2001 John Schneider. All rights reserved.

Oregon Vexillology

Oregon’s flag is unique in that it has a different design on the front than on the reverse. The front is a typical state flag featuring the state seal and the year Oregon was accepted into the Union.

Front side of the current Oregon flag.

The reverse features a beaver facing the hoist. This side actually exhibits some degree of good vexillological design for the following reasons:

  • The elements would make sense as a mirror image, so that it doesn’t matter which side of the flag you observed, it would be readily understood.
  • The elements are large and can be easily seen from distance.
  • Few colors are used.
Reverse side of the current Oregon flag.

Consider the following potential redesigns. Each calls upon elements of the current flag, whether they be color or symbol.

Alternate design for the flag of Oregon.
© 2013 John Schneider. All rights reserved.

Another alternate design for the flag of Oregon.
© 2013 John Schneider. All rights reserved.