On Valentine’s Day


February 14, 2014

On Valentine’s Day

I have many friends who dislike holidays almost as a rule. I have always had a hard time with this, being a sucker for Christmas and Halloween in particular, plus a strong love/hate relationship with birthdays. My relationship with holidays is mixed but tightly woven and hard to just shake off. When I think about Valentine’s Day, however, I start to understand my friends’ dislike of the holiday structure.


March 6, 2007

Raven in flight #1 skech

Finally I actually get to draw something. It has been ages since I’ve really done any art at all, except with my kids. Today I set aside some time and got a first step on a new painting. This was done on canvas with pastels. I figured a step-by-step of my process would be worthwhile,…Read More


February 16, 2007

Reading is Fun Da Mental!

I’ve recently developed a massive appetite for books. I loved books before (having been a lit major) but it has been a long time since I’ve juggled so many books at one time and kept going through them. Currently I’m reading 5 books for pleasure, and I’m going to have to crack open some technical…Read More


December 19, 2006

Happy HolyChrismaKwanzChaunukhasaurus

All right, this argument is stupid and it just has to end. People should just leave each other alone when it comes to seasonal and spiritual traditions and quit trying to dominate. What I’m talking about is the whole fuss over whether people say “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas”. I really think that most people…Read More


December 2, 2006

Not Entitled

I am not entitled… I’ve been saying this to my self repetitively, like a mantra: I am not entitled. It doesn’t mean, “I don’t deserve” or “I’m not good enough.” It just means that nothing out there should be literally taken for granted. I’m finding that the idea is helping a great deal in many,…Read More


August 7, 2006

Quoth The Raven Nevermore

This morning on my way in to work, there was a dead raven in the middle of the road. I’ve been looking at ravens this past year as markers telling me that I’m exactly where I am supposed to be. When I start thinking to myself, “maybe I should have gone down x street instead…Read More