Have I Made It Yet?

Not too long ago, this semi-famous-fat-wealthy-powerful guy was telling me that if I hadn’t “made it” by the time I was 30 then just forget it. Being somewhere beyond 40 at the time, I found that incredibly disappointing and became temporarily depressed. However, not being one to wallow for too long in my misery or to believe everything I hear, I began to question whether I had “made it” yet or not? Which led me to wonder, what does “making it” mean? Continue reading

Fear of Buying A New Car

Wait! Read this before you buy your next car! So, you want to buy an environmentally super expensive, fantastic car, like, oh, let’s say a Tesla? The problem is, in the show room it looks pristine and perfect but what happens once you leave that controlled temperature, locked door environment? This is when stress happens, the very beginning of road rage. Well, fear not, I have an idea worthy of a whole new business that will put your anger and anxiety to rest! Pre-distress your vehicle and never fear another fender bender again! Here’s my 30-second elevator speech. Ready? Continue reading

Photo Exhibit

I’m having a show at NBC until April 18th. If you’re interested in seeing 30 black and white photos let me know and we can set up a viewing. I’ve decided not to have an opening this time but maybe I’ll have a closing?




The Glass Bottle

I love taking an object or a photograph and using it as inspiration to write a short story. This is very much a children’s story.

20150210_112150The bottle looked empty but was sealed with a cork, wax and an old tattered ribbon. When Harmony found it on the beach, it was hidden between rocks where it had been resting for some time. At ten years old she was absolutely delighted with the object that fit so perfectly in her little hand. Her first thought was to show her father the new treasure, so off she trotted over the rocky shore like a billy goat. Continue reading

Getting Punchy


From the brain with a concussion and way too much time alone. Painting was fun, exhausting but fun. The caption reads – this is embarrassing but here goes –
I find you absolutely radishing!
Then there’s one on turnips, lettuce, sweet potatoes and yams. It’s the Vegetables In Love series. I know… Going bananas over here.

Technology Detox Due to Concussion

Concussion received when retrieving earring that fell just below a granite counter top that was just high enough that my upswing was at top speed. Wham!

Day 1.    No technology of any kind. No reading, no tv, no phone, internet etc…. Sleep, meditate, stare out the window, rinse and repeat. It felt good.

Day 2.    My room has eight walls and three windows.

Day 3.    It was day time all day. Then it was night time…all night.

Day 4.    Face plant into pillow, silently screaming I either need real virtual human interaction or I need to watch Lost In Space to get over the need to watch tv.

Day 5.    Acceptance. Feeling better and allowed to slowly do some normal stuff. Nothing that moves too fast like work, tv, movies or internet.

Another week of this, I’m told then waiting to have an mri to find out if my brain still looks like fat spaghetti or has it turned to more of a mashed potato consistency.

Done with activity for the day. Thanks for listening.

Day 5 and I’m sorry to see it go

I never accept “chain” things which this challenge was. However, I really like this one. It’s been a great creative motivator. So thank you John Kavanaugh! Anyway,  in order not to break the chain I have to nominate two others. I think Lucy Kagen Mullineaux would get a kick out of this as would William B.Plowman. Enjoy guys! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

This happened during lunch today. So simple and yet with no other props, decoration or lighting it rang true telling its story of age and survival.