Friday, February 27, 2015

A Lot of Bull

It’s hard to look at The Bull, painted in 1647 by twenty-one year old Dutch artist Paulus Potter (1625-1654) and understand how this painting was ever held in higher esteem than Rembrandt’s Night Watch. Read about it (here).


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Portrait of an A*#hole

When someone told me they'd seen my work at a prestigious museum art show, I was surprised since I hadn't submitted anything, and I was shocked when I went to see what was hanging alongside my name. Check it out (here). 

Monday, February 23, 2015

About Face

What the heck is going on in Louisiana? I can't explain it; can you? Check it out (here).

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bull's Eye

When our son CJ worked at a bank in a rural part of Oregon, he found an interesting way to relate with the locals. Read about it (here).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Edith Emerges

Jo Barney is a wonderful writer and one of my dearest friends. Several years ago, I hosted her to help launch “Graffiti Grandma,” which went on to earn a stellar Kirkus review. Jo is back to discuss her new novel,“Edith.” Check it out (here).

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Stimulating Read

Some of you might have noticed the saucy picture added to Chubby Chatterbox’s sidebar announcing a new anthology produced by Publishing Syndicate: On SEX: 69 Hilarious Stories About Everything SEX. Read about it (here).

Monday, February 16, 2015

Was That Love in the Air?

Was that love in the air on Valentine's day, or was it something else? Check it out (here). 


Friday, February 13, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

An Unholy War: Part Two

Most of the Catholic kids in Killarney Park lost interest in God after their First Communion. The exceptions were those of us who decided to become altar boys. Read about it (here).

Monday, February 9, 2015

An Unholy War

In 1960, my mother declared war on a local priest name Father Hinklemeyer. Read about it (here). 

Friday, February 6, 2015

My One and Only Time On Stage

 So there I was, on stage in a theater packed with a thousand people, all eyes riveted on me as I stepped out onto the stage. I was terrified. Read about it (here).


Wednesday, February 4, 2015


When I was thirteen I went with my dad to fetch a pizza from a place up the highway. I recognized someone next door sitting at a bar. At least I thought I did, Check it out (here).


Monday, February 2, 2015

Heat in the Bedroom

The new Ducane grill I received as a Christmas present one year had to wait for better weather to be put outside. Read about it (here).