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  • Subject Matter

    Monet had already made a name for himself when in 1892 he rented space across from the Rouen Cathedral in Normandy

  • A Son Goes Astray: Risk Factors and City Kids

    A child’s exposure to violence can have consequences for his development. Children exposed to violence are more likely to have internalizing and externalizing behavior problems (Peled 1995). Risk factors have a cumulative impact and can span over 5 domains. In other words, the more risk factors spread out over multiple domains one has, the greater the likelihood for serious delinquency ang gang involvement.

  • Resurfacing Memory Lane

    At the gentle prodding of my husband, BJ, I finally emptied out the last of the boxes since our move in March. For six months I have

  • As a Father – Are You a Pig or a Chicken

    During the past 13 years as parents, my wife and I have adopted a strategy of taking turns feeding the respective high chair dweller…

  • On the Throne of Roses

    **Spoiler Alert** all Game of Thrones non-readers!! As a bona fide addict of “A Song of Ice and Fire,” as the theories pour out, sometimes I get a good laugh, sometimes I get new insight into this very long, sophisticated story, and sometimes I feel like my brain will explode over some of the over-the-top, […]

  • Creativity Conversations

    Being a creative person is not just about each piece that you create, it is also about your entire journey and development as an artist.

  • Two items

    Item Number One: A shout-out to all prowling the Northeastern United States in October. The Inter-Religious Eco-Justice Network will be holding its second interfaith Climate Stewardship Conference from October 12-13 in West Hartford, Connecticut. Follow this link to learn more about it — and then sign up. I will be a “panelist” in one of […]

  • Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction & Reflection

    Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction. Who knew that the seemingly simple act of bending light could lead to all these ranges of optical effects.

  • Lesson from a sand dune

    After a relatively relaxed eight months since moving interstate, life seems to be well and truly ‘on the move’ once more, the only difference is that I am now much more aware

  • Actions Speak Louder Than Words

    Most of us probably know someone who always says the ‘right’ things, but unfortunately what they do never seems to match what they say.

  • Learning the Craft of Painting

    The craft of painting – what is it? Well it has many aspects to it not the least of which are having courage and being brave.

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