Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
My drawings from the first half of October are posted over here. I consistently continued with daily ink drawings for the remainder of the month and am posting the last half of Inktober today. If you want to see larger versions and the captions that go with the drawings, see my posts on dbsuchart.wordpress.com. Hope … Continue reading Second Half of Inktober (days 16 – 31)
A poem with pen and ink portraits.
"I believe in love and compassion." ~Mother Teresa "Many years ago, just after Mother Teresa had been awarded the Nobel Prize, she was on a Canadian interview show with a biologist who had also just won a Nobel Prize. During the discussion, the biologist began to speak of the possibility of creating everlasting life through … Continue reading Teresa
I have a nephew who is prone to innovative haircuts and expressive selfies, but he’s a pretty good "kid." Happy 23rd birthday, Victor. You were fun to draw.
The lyrical poetry of Thrasher is Neil Young at his best. Thrasher, by Neil Young They were hiding behind hay bales, They were planting in the full moon They had given all they had for something new But the light of day was on them, They could see the thrashers coming And the water shone like … Continue reading Neil Young – Thrasher
"The opposite of faith is not doubt, but fear." ~Philip Yancey, from Reaching for the Invisible God Philip Yancey (Pen and Ink)
Okay, he is not from there, but my 19-year-old son (see "Joel") is in Costa Rica for his second winter in Central America. Last year he spent a month in Belize and four months in Guatemala exploring the culture, the language, and --mostly-- the birds. He has been writing a blog about his adventures that … Continue reading Central American Son
We know the truth not only through our reason but also through our heart. It is through the latter that we know first principles, and reason, which has nothing to do with it, tries in vain to refute them. The skeptics have no other object than that, and they work at it to no purpose. … Continue reading Pascal on Reason
"But my sin was this, that I looked for pleasure, beauty, and truth not in God, but in myself and His other creatures, and the search led me instead to pain, confusion, and error." ~St. Augustine, Confessions Saint Augustine (pen and ink)
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 joelsuch.com
Leo has been my friend and neighbor for the last 30 years. He is now 100 years old. I have watched him grow old with grace and good humor. I watched him say goodbye to his wife, Helen, and in the sadness and despair that followed, I watched him continue to put one foot in … Continue reading Leo