Wednesday, November 26, 2008

She Who Measures

Gettin' ready for some Xmas shopping, are you? Maybe this will inspire you. To do what, though?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I was thinking about how we all move through our lives. Sometimes the smallest thing-- an offhand comment; a glance of disapproval; a pat on the back; whatever-- will become a catalyst for big, life-altering changes.

I remember when I was in the first grade I had drawn a skeleton on my folder, and some older kid absolutely refused to believe that I was the artist. I also remember one time in the 4th grade when I was sitting at my desk drawing a spaceman who was holding a ray-gun and kids started gathering around to watch me draw. If those two things hadn't happened, I might have gone down a completely different path in life. I think I would have been a veterinarian.

Anyway, that's what I was thinking about.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Horrid Little Man

This morning, before I went to work, I was filling out some paperwork at the dining room table. Cooper came in, and he really wanted the pen I was using, and I told him he could use it when I was finished with what I was doing. He didn't find that answer acceptable and he proceeded to get upset and belligerent. I held my ground explaining that I was nearly finished, and that I was using if first, etc. etc.. He told me I was a "horrid little man."

So far, that's the funniest thing I've heard all day. But, it's also sad, because my son is an impudent little worm.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cooper Drew This One

If I could have drawn this, then I would have. Cooper has just entered my favorite phase of childhood drawing development. YES!!!


Here's something I drew the other day when I was contemplating my usual, automatic reaction to something that confronts me in a negative way:

I drew it after reading a great article about Aikido by a guy named Charles Tart. It's definitely worth checking out. This drawing, however, was never meant to be looked at by anyone-- it was more a little visual note to myself. Sorry I'm making you look at it now. But, I thought that it might be kind of interesting to juxtapose it with Cooper's drawing.

I could write an essay comparing and contrasting the two drawings, but why read an essay by me when you could be reading Charles Tart's article about Aikido!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008


What do these guys know, and how long have they known it? Why aren't they disclosing what they know, these conspirators? It's all very suspicious, if you ask me-- and you do. You do ask me. But, I can't help you. You have to find out for yourself.