Glass Jars

  I was told only post or display my best work, but I am posting this one because I think it is a teachable moment. It is not one of my best pieces of artwork. In this painting is a thousand things I could of have done differently and thousand things I need to do, but that is not what’s important. What is important is what I learned, pretty much my complacency. I don’t pretend I’m the greatest artist, really I’m just an infant in the world...

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Rhinos and the Power of Belief

The other night, I was watching a television news program about the extinction of Rhinos.  Poachers have a new method of thieving horns, a rhino’s only defense in the wild beside his armor like skin.  In essence, the poachers use a tranquilizer gun to bring the rhino down in the middle of the African landscape, alone and unprotected, the poachers hack away the horn and leave the Rhino to wake up beaten, broken, and bloodied.  The rhino was left...

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So who has the imagination the writer or the reader?

So who has the imagination the writer or the reader? As usual, I was thinking about this in my waking hours of 3:00 am, the great time when the greatest thoughts occurs and in which by the time I wake up I forget the. But this time, I have pondered this for several nights. We as writer’s have been gifted with imagination in so many forms. I meet writer’s almost on a daily basis who have the great power of imagination and take people to world’s...

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My irrational fear of escalators

Did I tell you that I have this irrational fear of getting on an escalator? Not a huge one, I still step on, but always with some trepidation. The escalator rolls and as each step passes by, I put my foot out and then pull it back. It takes me a couple of times and some days are better than others. My husband rolls his eyes and steps out, never fearing getting his shoelace caught in the brutal ridges of the stairs. Your next question besides am...

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My Dream is Becoming Reality

My dream is becoming reality with every revision I make.  Its scary and exhilarating living having a dream realized.  I can not wait to see my book cover and read the words in black and white.  I have been asked what is it about the dark shadows that I feel compelled to write about.  I have no idea. I have many answers, the dark shadows within us all, and what stops off a mild mannered person from offing our neighbor to begin with.  I am also...

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