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Two Minute Read

A Few Observations On The Early Voting Experience

We Voted! In my 44 years of voting (straight Republican or Independent every time, I might add) I have NEVER felt my vote was so important and pivotal for our freedom and survival as Americans. My hands were literally shaking as I marked my ballot straight blue. A few observations on the early voting experience: […]

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One Minute Read Watercolor

My Latest Watercolor — Melissa Greene — A Real Person

I rarely paint real people, an occasional commission (most of which are very personal and private), and of course, many renderings of my companion Gina (some of which are also private). But a few weeks ago, I knew Melissa Greene and I were getting together for a day at Kalien Retreat. I felt compelled to […]

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Two Minute Read

How I Repurposed Our Ancient Picnic Table as a Kayak Storage Rack For Ten Bucks

After looking on Amazon for a storage rack (our garage is too small to hold our 12′ Kayaks) and finding the prices starting at $159 and going up to $500, I began to think creatively. I tend to be fairly frugal, so one of my favorite phrases came to mind. “Necessity is the mother of […]

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Five Minute Read

Why Christians Betrayed Jesus For Trump

In researching my latest book, The Quest: A Way To Enjoy Life, I came across a book by Dr. James Hollis called Why Good People Do Bad Things. It was written twelve years ago, but a passage I read this morning could have been written today. He asks, “What happens when ‘the good people’ are themselves […]

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Watercolor

My Heart Hurts — My Latest Watercolor

“My Heart Hurts” 14″ x 20″ Graphite and Watercolor on Handmade Paper There are times an artist should paint their dreams. This is my anima grieving for America, for my family, friends, and former parishioners who have sold their souls to a traitorous dictator.

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Six Minute Read

Enantiodromia — My Latest Watercolor

  18″ x 24″ Original Graphite and Watercolor As far as I can remember, I have never given an interpretation for one of my 200+ watercolors. I prefer the observer to form their own opinions and ideas. But this painting is so important to me personally that I feel it might be of interest to […]

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Three Minute Read

Dreams Do Come True

As I settle into my new Florida studio (The Sandbox), I’m gradually exploring my decades-old collection of books. Yesterday I opened a beautiful journal (pictured) that I had not looked at for years. The title page read Dreams ’06. The journal was given to me by a close friend named Ramon Presson. In a hidden […]

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Four Minute Read

The High Cost Of Leaving Christianity

It is impossible to overstate the cost of leaving the Christian faith. Departing my belief system has been devastating. Almost ten years later, I still experience intense anger and inception-like dreams about the abuse of growing up in a world of lies. I feel robbed of a normal childhood and was deprived of accurate information. […]

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Two Minute Read

Why Marriage Should Not Be A Death Sentence

As our life expectancy continues to grow, the antiquated rule for marriage “until death do you part” sounds…old. Many of us got married as kids and had no idea how to grasp the commitment we were forced into making by our churches. That we were bound to a person we hardly knew for the next […]

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One Minute Read

My Latest Watercolor: Sunbather

“Sunbather” 11.5″ x 13.5″ Graphite Sketch w/ Watercolor