The first of these two epigrams is on the header of my "ranting" blog BakersTake, listed on my blog list.
During a discussion this morning with a FaceBook friend, I pointed out that header. Then commenting on something she and I were talking about, the second one was actually part of my reply to her. I'll probably include these two in a themed exhibit I've been invited to do at the Eddy Tang Arts gallery in Seattle early in 2013.
Currently in retail management in Upstate New York, Baker, a native Texan, is a graduate of State University of New York (Albany) with a BA in Asian Studies, (minor in classical Chinese literature), a Graduate Certificate in US Urban Policy, and a Masters (MRP) in Regional and Urban Planning, Third World. After several months in the early 70's with a mining company in Honduras he worked for three years in Saudi Arabia with a civil engineering firm from Houston, and worked throughout Southeast Asia, China, and Northern Africa with Halliburton for nearly a decade, based out of Singapore. During his years living in Singapore he was also known for his radio and television voice-over work. Baker returned to the US in 1985 to complete academic interests and continues to live in New York.