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Some Candid Thoughts About Fatherhood

This will be my fourth Father’s Day without contact from my children. Of any kind. 1,104 days. 26,496 minutes. 1,589,760 seconds… …of despair. Despite myriad pleas of forgiveness. Estranged. John Irving in A Prayer For Owen Meany says American people reserve their moral condemnation for sexual misconduct. He goes on to say, “Boudoir morality takes little imagination, and can be indulged […]

My Latest Watercolor — “Backyard Bouquet”

“Backyard Bouquet” 24″ x 30″ Watercolor and graphite on handmade paper Original Watercolor $750.00 12″ x 16″ Museum Quality Limited Edition Giclee Print $99.00 16″ x 20″ Museum Quality Limited Edition Giclee Print $149.00 12″ x 16″ Ready to Hang Canvas $199.00 16″ x 20″ Ready to Hang Canvas $239.00 “I don’t have to take […]

How to Write a Book Review

The purpose of a book review is to help the potential reader decide if they should purchase the book.  Or said differently, what value the reader can expect to get from a book. Praising a book and/or the author in general terms will not actually offer much help to the potential reader.  You want to […]

My Ten Most Spectacular Moments In Nature

“The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” —John Muir Here are my top ten most spectacular moments in nature (in no particular order): 1) Aurora Borealis—I watched it alone in mesmerized silence for hours reclining against the windshield on the still warm hood of a rental […]

How I Cut The Cord To Cable & DirecTV—Saved Over $700—With FREE TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime & Apple TV

Every month my DirecTV (and before that—cable) bill contains a confusing onslaught of charges, taxes, credits, and add-on fees. With all the fine print and confusing pricing I felt like I was getting ripped off. I tried to take advantage of the “$100 referral fee” credit by lauding DirecTV picture quality to several of my […]

My First Official Art Release—Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Giclee (Only 100) of Award-Winning “Aslan”

 Release Price: $99.99 (plus shipping) We are thrilled to announce the first-ever official limited edition art release of the award-winning watercolor Aslan The Mighty. Dimensions are 12″ x 16″. Each of the 100 museum-quality prints are personally inspected and approved by the artist and only then signed and numbered. We utilize the finest archival substrates and […]

The Gospel According To Rayon (Or How A Transexual Changed A Redneck)—Thoughts on “Dallas Buyers Club”

This past Friday night I watched the movie Dallas Buyers Club. Let me attempt to articulate the myriad emotions that flooded my soul as I watched this gut-wrenching movie. By the way, if you are Baptist like I was for 29 years and required to sign papers that you will not see “R” rated movies, Matthew McConaughey […]

My Latest Watercolor—Spring Is Lifting Her Skirts

24″ x 32″ Original Watercolor and Graphite on Handmade Paper $850. Ready to Hang Canvas, Limited Edition Giclee and Standard Prints Also Available “I lift my skirt, high unashamed, and wade into the fountain with sundrenched abandon. Like a little child, If someone sees, I’ll blame the spring wind!” —Randy Elrod Options Original Watercolor $850.00 […]

Video Interview With Alice Sullivan—Professional Book Editor—”Book Is Not A Four Letter Word”

Watch this quick, informative and fun video with professional book editor Alice Sullivan—leave a comment of any kind and get a FREE pdf written by Alice called “Book Is Not A Four-Letter Word.” In this video we cover “Why You Need An Editor”, “The Editing Process”, and “Ghostwriting.” See her ad at the top right […]