Sunday, January 28, 2007

Forests Forever

There is a website that I became aware of thru my fujifilm Talent Team affiliations; It's called Forests Forever ( ) This isn't your typical website in so much as it is sponsered by Fuji- yet - isn't an "AD" for them.
There are grave issues with our envirnment that we are all facing; The first step of "the cure" is to become educated. This website does just that, but in a none-threatening and enjoyable way.
Please- take a look & spread the word.......and let me know what you think about it and if it touches you too....

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A sad day indeed

A very good friend of mine passed away this weekend . Stu Blake was his name.
We had known each other from childhood and he was a well respected and loved individual. I know there are some of you out there that may know him, many will not.
I just got back from standing in line at his wake for over two hours, but I'm not complaining ; it was an honorto be there.
I got to talk with many old friends and heard hilarious stories about their memories of Stu. I am not stretching the truth when I say there was an estimate of close to 2000 people who came to pay their respects. He would have been amazed at all the fuss, but he would've been deeply touched.
The last time I got to talk with him was Christmas Eve. We laughed at the adventures we had gotten ourselves into and the things we had gotten out of together. He told me how much he appreciated having a friend like me - I said thank you; but in truth I was the one who was glad to be able to call him that.
He was not bitter for all that had happened, he never stopped fighting! His last words to his wife were " I never said "uncle" did I?" (his way of saying I never gave up.)
I felt compelled to write this in my blog because things seem to have a life of their own in cyberspace, and no one really goes away if they are remembered. I hope that Stu will be around forever; and Stu, if you read this- save a can of peanut brittle for me, OK?

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

New web site design soon

Well, it's time for another website design change for
It hasn't happened yet, but I'll be sure to post it here at launch time!
Some of the changes:
An exhibit page - telling where you can go to see my work on display
Workshops - Where I'll be speaking or teaching
Better link to my blog - 'nuff said
Plus a couple of other little goodies I think you folks will like - Stay Tuned!

Monday, January 15, 2007

I know people who think like this...

The funny ( or not so funny) thing about this is I have known of people doing stuff like this!
If you haven't checked out the comic strip yet; click the link above or go to my links I have listed- It's a lot of fun!

Monday, January 08, 2007

We are....Marshall

If you've seen the movie "We Are .... Marshall" you might recognize this memorial to those who perished in the 1970 plane crash from a scene in the movie. A friend of mine who lives in Huntington ( and knew several of the people who died in the crash) took me to see the memorial - -it touched both of us to see the movie ticket stubs placed on the grave markers and monument by those who had seen the movie and came to pay their respects.
You can actually walk over to the side of the grounds there and see the University from the hill - I really came away with a fresh perspective for what this event meant for the people of Huntington; both past and present.