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Thoughts About Talent

My late brother Mark once remarked that the two of us were failed artists. We both had a good laugh because it was largely true. Our sketches and doodlings were uninteresting to others outside of the family. Even our father … Continue reading

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Create Something

I dreamt that I had invented and marketed a portable solar window adapter. It was a two part device so that it could be used on two windows at once. It terminated with an electrical outlet so the user could … Continue reading

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Bliss

A full C major chord blast from a cathedral-size pipe organ is an arresting sound. In the right context, my inner, mental dialogue screeches to a halt and a chill races up my spine. Most music is pleasant ear-candy. Camile Saint-Saëns’ … Continue reading

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Simplicity

The sky was a pure, turquoise blue except where the Sun ruled the eternal dome. A soybean field that spread out over several acres, completed the visual effects. A chorus of meadowlarks trilled to provide the soundtrack for the composition. … Continue reading

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Happy Camera Day

I finally decided to retire the old Kodak “Pocket Instamatic” on a chilly October day in 1981. I was tired of paying for fuzzy prints, expensive drop-in film cartridges and Flashcubes.” I remember browsing the selection of new and used … Continue reading

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With Passion

“Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.”–Alexander Hamilton I happened upon the above quote while scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed. It was instantly relate-able not only to social media culture, … Continue reading

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Reflections On Colours

“Why do two colours, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No. Just as one can never learn how to paint.”–Pablo Picasso This month, the local Goodwill Store underwent an upgrade and redecorating. Prior to … Continue reading

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