Monday, March 30, 2015

Memory Lane

Recently, I was contacted by old friends, next door neighbors from Killarney Park, the location for most of my childhood stories. Read about it (here).


Friday, March 27, 2015

Paradise Lost

When I was a cocky college kid, I tried to impress my future in-laws with some new found knowledge. As usual, things didn't go according to plan. Read about it (here).

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

An Ambiguous Ending

Some tales are straightforward and conclude without ambiguity, but this is not one of those stories. It’s a true incident that happened to me in 1983 when I left my position as display manager for Mervyn’s Dept. Store, and took a position as manager of an art gallery in Portland, Oregon. Read about it (here).

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Big "O"

When our Turkish tour guide asked if I wanted to see something really interesting, I jumped at the chance. Of course I did. That’s why I’d traveled halfway around the world, to see what I couldn’t see at home. Check out what I saw (here).

Friday, March 20, 2015

Buccaneers of Buz

For the first day of spring, I wanted to post something special, especially if the weather isn't cooperating where you are. Check it out (here).

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

It's All Who You Know

Receiving a ticket from a cop is never pleasant, and sometimes getting out of one has a lot to do with who you know. In 1982 I knew the right person. Read about it (here).

Monday, March 16, 2015

One-Step or Two-Step?

There are two different methods when it comes to painting portraits. See examples and learn about them (here).

Friday, March 13, 2015

Scene at an Airport

I witnessed a simple incident at an American airport, a woman trying to eat chicken with her family. Years later I still remember her. Read about it (here).

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Pen & Ink

Here are a few more pen and ink caricatures. Can you guess who they are? Check it out (here).

Monday, March 9, 2015

Hemingway's Coat

Fourteen year old Becky is having difficulty fulfilling her dream of becoming a writer, until her grandmother helps in an unexpected way. Read about it (here).

Friday, March 6, 2015

A Comforting Face

While working as a professional illustrator, I was excited to receive a call from a nursing organization in need of a pen & ink drawing, but the assignment came with an unexpected twist. Read about it (here).


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Developing Language Problem

After high school, Mrs. C. helped me land a job at a color lab, but a problem with the owner made working there difficult. Read about it (here).

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Center of the Universe

The Middle Ages were a time of religious pilgrimage, and an era that proclaimed Jerusalem as the center of the universe. Wealthy Christians were required to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, but if you couldn't there was another way to make the journey. Read about it (here).