Calm + Quietude

Each day I look closely for those precious few moments when there is an intersection of calm and quietude. They are critical to my personal well-being and balance. I use them to read, garden, think about a painting, or compose for this blog. Lately, the number of...

Simon

Unless you live with animals, I am not sure you need to read the rest of this blog. Simon is our soft coated Wheaton terrier. He is named after Simon who carried Jesus’s cross (we picked him up around Ash Wednesday nearly 14 years ago—my wife is Catholic). Our...

Shoot 'Em Up 450

Recently 4 Americans, a Brit and gentlemen thwarted a disaster on a French train. The Americans were Spencer Stone (airman first class), Alek Skarlatos (specialist in the Oregon National Guard), Anthony Sadler, and Mark Moogalian (dual French-American citizen.) The...

Roughhousing

One of my fondest memories of when the girls were little was “rough housing.” The origin of this term is wonderfully described in “The Word Detective” (see Roughhousing). Often when I would come home from work the girls would all want to hug...

Random Beauty

One of the things I like most about wandering most any city is to find, at random, evidence that art is not always created at the hand of a person. While I know the eternal arguments about mother nature’s artful creations, what I like to see are...

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