Sketches from Costa Rica

Here are a half dozen of my sketches from our two-and-a-half week trip to Costa Rica. On the muddy road to Colonia Blanca, Costa Rica, we passed a boar being taken to visit a sow.   Native to Costa Rica, Porterweed is often seen in cultivated gardens. Its flowers attract short-billed hummingbirds, moths, and butterflies. … Continue reading Sketches from Costa Rica



My essay, "Nourishment - Beyond Mere Sustenance," was recently published in an online magazine called The Flaneur (based in London). It is a story about a meal I had on a business trip in Houston, TX. Here is the link: I scribbled this scene to go with the story...  


We missed having Joel home for Christmas this year... he has been out on his own adventure in Central America for nearly two months now, and apparently has no plans to return anytime soon. Check out his blog at