Tag Archives: 1989-2006 Series

We Do Not Know Ourselves

When I was twelve years old I had an experience of my spirit separated from my body.  As I fell out of a 30-to-40 foot tree I felt intense terror and then just like THAT I was floating above the … Continue reading

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Never Finding Enough

I became professionally involved in artwork on January 29th of 1989 when an editor-friend requested some artwork to go with an article that I had written for the American Hemerocallis Society.  One thing has lead to another over the years … Continue reading

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Our Own Desires Make it Difficult

I recently came across a quote by Judy Garland, “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.  It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”  This speaks of a deep connection being made … Continue reading

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A Litany of Thanks!

… for the parishioners of my small parish who sacrifice so much in order for us to be in existence, for their time, for their enthusiasm, and for their support of me personally! … for the Brotherhood of my parish … Continue reading

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Engaged in Artwork I Go Silent

I had a friend whose life, at least the latter part of it, was marked by silence.  Phone calls, emails and letters to him received no response.  Knocks on his front door went unanswered.  Those of us who were his … Continue reading

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Is That All There Is?

From 1967 to 1971 I was in the Navy stationed on a top-heavy destroyer and home-ported out of Norfolk, Virginia.  At some point during that time period I remember Peggy Lee singing, “Is That All There Is?”  Actually I think … Continue reading

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Blind to the Damage!

The fourth Thursday of each November is Thanksgiving Day when our entire nation gives thanks to God for his blessings.  The day after has come to be known as Black Friday, the day when people grab as many blessings as … Continue reading

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Even If They Love You They’ll Hurt You

I was watching a documentary about a circus which had been in one family for three generations.  The circus had the usual entertainments of trapeze, clowns, jugglers, lions and tigers.  Part of the tiger show has to do with the … Continue reading

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Finding Meaning

When economic times become tough people take jobs, any job, just to be able to pay the bills.  After awhile though they yearn for what many call “meaningful” employment.  What do we mean by the term “meaningful”?  By this term … Continue reading

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Breaking Down

Aren’t there moments when we all wish that we were more rooted and when we weren’t made so confused by life’s tasks?  In today’s world with its confusing array of options many feel a lack of certainty and sense of … Continue reading

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