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The End of Things

            Look. It isn’t my intention to upset anyone, or ruin a perfectly beautiful day. I just think it’s necessary to speak of a couple of things.

Quaker Thought One

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) holds as a central tenant of belief that there is that of God in everybody. Is it thus incumbent on us to love everyone? I’m not sure. Some people do not make themselves too loveable. I don’t think it is our mandate to love everyone. I think it’s more of an attitude to have. I explain it this way.

Announcement of Artomatic Exhibit

Announcement of Exhibit
This is to let you know that I am participating, as one of 2000 artists, in ARTOMATIC 2012. The exhibit s taking place between opening day, May 18 through June 23. It is in a huge former government building in Crystal City, at 1851 South Bell Street, very close to the Metro. My exhibit is in a room near the elevator on the 4th floor, and I will be on-site at various and unpredictable times. In the future, I will post on the gallery here some of the prints not already here. This is my first time participating, and I am excited!

Notice of Exhibit

March 31, 2012
Readers of this blog are encouraged to view my print, "Duluth Harbor", part of the juried exhibit at MFA Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland, until the end of April. It is the same print that is visible in my gallery file here. you can even view the entire show there by going to this link:
It' a good show, and I am honored to have been accepted there.



Two Observations

Friends and Family
            I responded strongly to a recent conversation that happened in my presence. It was all about friendship, family and love: love seeping out, love flowing in; love falling on us all from God above. It only made me realize how hard it is to define such terms as love, friendship, and for that matter, family.


          Some mornings I get up, maybe too early, and stumble through my kitchen in the process of 'creating' a cup of coffee for myself and my wife. Not fully awake, I'm likely to imagine almost anything. And under such circumstances, and even being a creative artist, (with all the license that gives me,) I could not have been prepared to confront eternity in my cup.

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