souls going against the flow

I want you to know that I am taking reasonable offers on all my original Sophia drawings. Get one now while you can. This is only going to last a day or so and I won't be giving them away so inexpensively in the future. In fact, I'm taking reasonable offers on all my original artwork. Now's your chance! Just email me!Some have asked, so I want to give a brief history of Sophia.I have been an artist for years, usually painting serene, contemplative watercolor landscapes such as The Forest … [Read more...]

good advice and sale

Happy Independence Day to all my American friends. Actually, my wife's American. And my 3 kids are dual.Good advice! Live free!!So, to celebrate, I'm giving 30% OFF of all my art! The coupon code is "LIVEFREE". Why not get yourself one of my cartoons, Sophias, or other art? CLICK HERE! Just type "LIVEFREE" in the coupon code box.Have a great day! … [Read more...]

different but not too different

It's easy to talk the talk of diversification. It's another thing to practice and embrace it. Especially if you are all alone. The most remarkable men and women in history have been those who, all by themselves, walked their unique path. In many cases their opposition was incredible and often fatal. But we will remember them for the good they accomplished.What is it that you sense you must do? What path are you intuiting that you must walk? … [Read more...]

A Parable of Me and My Community

This parable, roughly written yesterday and today, captures the story of my life and my church's life. Here's how it goes:A beautiful young woman fell in love and married the perfect man. It was a famous wedding. They were the ideal couple. They had the admiration of everyone around. It was a fairy-tale wedding and a dream marriage. Things were wonderful. For about a year.She realized, as she became more mature and self-aware, that she wanted to continue to grow and develop as a person. She … [Read more...]

Hummingbirds, Crabs & Independence

I went on vacation this last week to Prince Edward Island. I had a great rest. The cottage we were staying in was very peaceful, on the Cardigan River. Splendid! There is a hummingbird feeder hanging on the deck and I sat out there for hours trying to get a shot like this one of the several hummingbirds that were literally warring over the feeder. None of the hummingbirds would let any of the other ones feed. As soon as one got close to the feeder, the others would dive-bomb it. It was a … [Read more...]