Amongst the embers of the continuous dumpster fire that was the year 2020 there were some bright spots that took my household's focus off of the misery, isolation and loss we faced throughout the year. Not to mention the social upheaval that brought attention to deep underlying issues that still need to be fully addressed [...]
I've had some serious artist block since last September, then in April things started loosening up. This quarantine thing has really agreed with me. There have been a few outright flat misses but I feel that these represent some improvements in my overall style. The key has been, no matter how happy I am with a result, I can erase and do better. While there is still a ton of room for improvement, I am satisfied with where I am heading... and having just turned 50, I am happy with any progress at all.
I am a huge fan of the Olympics. An Olympic geek, if you will. First, the ideology that nations come together and compete in a peaceful manor, inspires me. Second, the level of training and dedication that the athletes undergo amazes me. Next I enjoy learning about other cultures. Lastly the moments of sportsmanship that [...]
Those who know, say nothing. Those don't know, won't shut up. Me? I am just here to work some things out. I am fascinated by Zen Buddhism, Daoism, and Stoicism. While I am not into the mystical, metaphysical or superstitious aspects of this world, the aspects of psychology and self discipline of those three methods [...]