I was a nerdy kid ( I was an artist, chess player, member of the Latin Club, poet, devotee of ancient civilizations and skilled puppet maker) I also collected stamps.
We can choose to be thankful and treat each moment we have breath with reverence and a spirit of gratitude.
Elections – always rough and wearisome – are now tawdry cartoons churned by gaudy ad agencies hired by lackluster political parties.
Our decision to move into this tuna can wasn’t much of a decision; it was actually our only option if we wanted to stay in Florida and live independently.
This week’s photo challenge was an interesting one. We had to move from familiar objects and nature to abstract objects, angles and shapes.
Worrying about whether or not the finished product will have an audience or not, becomes an exercise in derailment.
Everything we see has color and depth and fleeting moments. Look around you and inhale the beauty of the moment. Remember how it made you feel.
This is the history of a chair, nothing as important as a throne or relic, but it has been in the Chatterbox household for forty years—our so-called bordello chair.
Well, Obama did one thing last night. He created the expected fire storm. What struck me about his dictates is how oblivious they are to what will be both expected and unexpected consequences. Just a few things that struck me in particular. How everything is slanted toward Hispanics. They are not the only illegals we […]
Have you ever eavesdropped in a cafe before? Have you ever eavesdropped with your crazy cousin in a cafe before? Enjoy the drama.
What do you do if you’re athletic and good-looking, talented enough to catch the public’s attention, and you’re engaged in a scandal serious enough to get you horsewhipped and thrown in a French jail? If you’re Theodore Géricault (pronounced Gericho) and you’ve impregnated the young hottie your uncle recently married, you lock yourself away in […]
I think it may be time for CNN to tell Don Lemon his services are no longer wanted. He has gone way beyond the bounds of propriety by insinuating himself into the Ferguson situation. As a “reporter” it was not his place to do so on air. Whether or not he was reprimanded I don’t […]
The first of the closet works has come to its moment of being abandoned. I would have to say that one of the great challenges is actually photographing this work.
The prompt this week spoke to me of my childhood and memories of actually getting a garage of our own, something only people with cars had
The world has always had its share of the criminally insane. Many have escaped unscathed because they were rulers or part of the inner circles of such leaders. Some, as with IS, couch their brutality in the shadow of their so called religion. I haven’t read the Koran so I cannot interpret it, but even […]
A curtain was pulled back and figures emerged from darkness in a shaft of light—a half dozen cloaked musicians with medieval instruments.
“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” Martin […]
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller I have a confession to make. I’m scared of heights. They make me dizzy, nauseous and sweaty. All my life, I’ve fought this fear by testing my limits and going up high places. I do it with […]
Artists Websites – How important are they? Do you have an artists website? These days, if you are at all serious about marketing your art, a website is a ‘must have’. “Why an artists website?” I can hear you ask. Good question. “Why can’t I just put my work on Facebook?” You say. Here are […]
Shortly after our dangerous train experience in Bara (Here if you missed it) we reached Brindisi and spent the day in the old harbor waiting for a ship to take us to Patras, Greece.