August is ending. Summer is almost over, which means it is time for me to return to my writing and art. And with that, it is time to break those long periods of silence here. Before I took large portions of the summer off to collect my wits and to catch up on the partsContinue reading Coming Attractions
My blog is often a neglected child crying for attention. I have a tiny window of time to write, proofread, and post new blog posts. My daily life is a rush that keeps the heart pumping and puts a limp in my walk at the end of the day. Smile. There is always a momentContinue reading Walking the Lonely Road
If I were able to go back in time and relive my childhood while keeping the knowledge I have now, I would choose again to be an artist first and a writer second. I was an early and avid reader when I was a child. But I was also and moreover an art lover. Art,Continue reading Back To the Drawing Board
Today is my birthday. Another year older and closer to death. Death is a common theme the older I get. But that’s life for all of us. I was born on Sunday, 62 years ago. My mother said she went into labor while laughing at Jerry Lewis. She and my father were watching Hollywood orContinue reading Birthdays and Life
The boy who lost his mother gnarled like a bear— tough bear he. But away from the bestial, he had softness in his eyes— they laughed even when he and his words were sharp and sometimes ambiguous. He showed the plumpness of his belly to his closest friends and grunted like a pig and poet,Continue reading Poet
I awoke today with an intention to write something profound. Then I got out of bed. There are moments between sleep and consciousness when our minds are busy creating. For me, whether when I’m falling asleep or awakening, that’s when stories play out and I see artwork happen in my mind. Psychologists call this stageContinue reading Hypnagogia
As both an artist and a writer, I reflect on and analyze my life when I am alone. I accept what I understand and discard the rest. My spirit cannot grow in confusion.
I made some changes to my blog and took down my copyright protection notice. This doesn’t mean my work isn’t copyright protected. You still cannot take my stuff without permission and get rich on it without cutting me in for a piece of the action. But I want readers and followers to know I haveContinue reading Sharing … My Pleasure