My essay and drawing, "Doc Spratley" was recently published in FLARE: The Flagler Review. This story is a flashback of fishing with my dad in the 1970s and fast-forwards to his final days on earth. Hope you enjoy.
My good friend, Jeff Gagliardi, recently painted this image of Mary Magdalene at Jesus' tomb on the first Easter morning. This painting is currently on display at Grace Commons church at 1820 15th Street in Boulder, Colorado. Scroll down to see Jeff's text that goes with the painting. Why Are You Weeping? Oil on canvas, … Continue reading Why Are You Weeping?
When the Covid vaccine first came out, I was excited to hear that it would help keep Covid symptoms to a minimum, but it also contained a microchip to keep track of my whereabouts. You see, I often get lost, and now someone would be able to help me get back home. What a bonus! … Continue reading Second Booster Microchip Cancellation
I know the "Hammer and Sickle" symbol is outdated, but you hopefully get the idea. I am trying to depict what is going on in Ukraine represented by their Trident. This image is certainly my prayer. The power-hungry ego monster with enormous resources attacked a people that possess a spirit he vastly underestimated. But his … Continue reading The Sickle and the Reaper
My ink drawing, "Fox in February Snow" was published in the "Clever Fox Literary Magazine." See page 23: https://issuu.com/cleverfoxlitmag/docs/clever_fox_lit_mag_-_issue_002_-_final/22 Fox in February Snow (pen and ink)
An brief overview of the legacy of Larry Norman.
Throughout the centuries, poets have used a variety of ways to describe the brevity of life and our inability to turn back the clock. The biblical poets wrote about how our life is "like the grass that withers," and "a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away," and how "our days … Continue reading Anna Nalick
Here are some ink sketches after spending three weeks in Mexico… a week in Todos Santos (Baja) and a couple weeks in Kino Bay and Alamos (Sonora). Click on thumbnails to enlarge. American Oystercatcher at Estero Santa Cruz Bottlenose Dolphins play in Kino Bay Entry arch into Alamos Tortuga 1 Tortuga 2 Tortuga 3 Juvenile … Continue reading Sketches from Mexico
We had never previously visited Mexico's Baja Peninsula until now. We have spent a week here on the southwest of the peninsula for the wedding of my niece in Todos Santos. We were able to witness the release of a dozen sea turtle hatchlings which instinctively stumbled their way toward the surf. Here are three … Continue reading Tres Tortugas Marinas
A short vignette of family history from Romania.
We have been in Colombia since August 8, 2021 visiting our son Joel y familia Tapasco at the Montezuma Ecolodge on the edge of Parque Nacional Natural Tatamá. This is a beautiful rainforest with many tropical birds and insects. Here are some of the sketches I have drawn so far. A Motmot dropped a feather, … Continue reading Sketches from Colombia
This is a first for me... I illustrated a children's book called "Duck-Boy," which was just published this month. This book is currently only available at the Boulder Bookstore (in Boulder, Colorado) or directly from the author, Angie Burnham. Here are images of the cover and a couple sample pages (click to enlarge). Send me … Continue reading Duck-Boy
My personal account of a young man's fatal traffic accident.
Wet concrete heavy in the shovel Backstraps strain, lumbars grind Cold to the touch white to the eye Knee high in the Colorado Rockies Beware the Ides of March
I don't listen to much music these days. There are a few exceptions, but generally, I don’t care for most of what I have heard on the radio in the last 20 years, so what is the point? Yes, I realize musical tastes are very subjective, and that the following perspective will likely offend some … Continue reading Carry On
Here are two portraits I drew from muses on the Sktchy app on my phone. One was waiting in the car outside the grocery store. The other waiting in the car outside the dental office. Click to enlarge. Ni (ink with watercolor)Richard (ink)
On January 20, I gained another favorite poet after being entranced by the words of (and delivery by) Amanda Gorman at the United States capitol. If, for some reason, you missed (or boycotted) the United States presidential inauguration, at least go here or somewhere else on YouTube and listen to this young woman recite her … Continue reading Amanda Gorman
Hank Aaron (1934-2021). With all that's going on this month, we may not have noticed that a baseball legend passed away. I was still a baseball fan in 1974 when Hank Aaron (#44 for the Atlanta Braves) hit his 715th home run, surpassing Babe Ruth's long-standing record. I was not aware at the time, but … Continue reading Hank Aaron
Last November, my essay, "Relinquished" and accompanying drawing, were published in "Weber - The Contemporary West" (the Weber State University literary journal). This essay is about an antelope hunting trip with one of my sons years ago that has an unexpected twist at the end. This is a print journal but the web version is … Continue reading Relinquished
Book Review of Opiate Nation