prayer from the cell: my birthday

Yes it's my birthday today. Thank you everyone for your friendship! Please, if you haven't already, come join me over at david hayward. … [Read more...]

Just Do It?

These handsome devils are my son, Jesse, on your left, and Murray on your right. Murray turned 19 yesterday. He's legal drinking age now. We love Murray. He comes from a broken home. He's at our house a lot. I'll wake up in the morning and discover Murray sleeping in our spare room. He likes it here. We like him here. We had a huge meal of grilled burgers and my mom's potato salad, which totally rocks. We had some beers too. Then we lit him a cake and gave him presents: McDonalds' certificates, … [Read more...]

A Photograph Tells It All

Hey everyone. Here's just one photo from my birthday party the other night. It was amazing. Thanks to all who came. Food, wine, laughter and engaging conversation was in abundance. At one point there were over 75 people, and many came and went. Wish you could've been here. I've got more photos I'll show tomorrow. Today's thanksgiving and I'm quite busy with family, so see you tomorrow! … [Read more...]

Contest Winner Announced!

Well, it's time to announce the winner of this contest I held to celebrate my birthday. The woodcut, handmade and hand-painted by me, goes to Kamsin Alexander over at Fearfully Made. If I remember right, she teaches English as a Second Language and lives in the UK. I've contacted her by email to inform her of her win! Congratulations Kamsin! And thanks everyone for your generous comments. 150 comments! Wow! Stay tuned for some pics from my birthday party a little later. It was unforgettable and … [Read more...]

Contest Closes Midnight Tonight

My birthday party last night was fun. Incredible! And I want to thank everyone. Because today is my birthday, I decided to give away a free painting. GO HERE to find out how to win it, and make a comment on that post! And if you want to give me something for my 50th, you are free to click the "if you liked this post, buy me a beer". Trust me, it will be appreciated! Contest closes tonight midnight Atlantic Time. Good luck! … [Read more...]

50th Birthday Contest Reminder

Because it is my birthday tomorrow, I decided to give away a free painting. GO HERE to find out how to win it, and make a comment on that post! And if you want to give me something for my 50th, you are free to click the "if you liked this post, buy me a beer". Trust me, it will be appreciated! I'm saving up for something special. Contest closes Sunday midnight Atlantic Time. Good luck! … [Read more...]

Giving Away Free Painting For My 50th!

Hey everyone! My 50th birthday is this Sunday. We are celebrating here at my house Saturday night, starting at 7:30pm. Everyone is invited. I thought I would give something away for my birthday. So all you have to do is make a comment on this post of any kind. Even "nice picture" or "happy birthday"! Anything! And your name will be entered into a draw to win this ORIGINAL HAND-PAINTED WOODCUT, created by me! It is 5"x7" and depicts a maple tree in my back yard, backlit with the Northern Lights. … [Read more...]

Turning 50 & Dying to All

This man is turning 50 on October 7. As his landmark birthday approaches, he finally realizes the empty futility of the accumulation of knowledge. He has sought hard and relentlessly for at least 30 years, seeking the truth, longing for the correct formula, craving the perfect key to unlock the mystery of life with all its suffering, struggles and sorrows. Even his ideas of God and religion have grown heavy and wearisome to him. He feels as though he is in a small boat on a mighty river and is … [Read more...]


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