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"Every calling is great when greatly pursued." (Favorite quote)
"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I am an artist. I am here to live out loud." - Émile Zola

"An unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates
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Reading
: Juggalo: Insane Clown Posse and the World They Made
Watching: MLB (Go Red Sox!)
Listening to: Insane Clown Posse
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June 9, 2018

I have fabulous news - I'm engaged! My engagement ring is a garnet with two diamonds
on the sides. We had the ring custom made from a modern design we found online. We are
planning on a Halloween 2020 wedding. The wedding is going to be goth and very unique.
We are both very happy.

May 10, 2018

Posted a new poem. I haven't written a poem in years, so this is a significant
development. I believe my writing again is a result of working through
The Artist's Way
and my reading a poem a day every day.

I have exciting news - it will be reported here within the next month. Keep coming back!

May 6, 2018

Did a blog post.

April 20, 2018

Did a blog post.

April 14, 2018

Did a blog post on our trip to my favorite place on Earth -- Rapidan Camps.

March 31, 2018

The last day of March, ready for the warm weather! Just finished an excellent book - Helter
Skelter
, by Vincent Bugliosi. All about the Manson murders. It was fascinating; written by
the Deputy DA who prosecuted the case. Now I am on to a biography about Hitler, another
evil but fascinating person.

I am well on my way to achieving the goals I set for myself in the new year.As a reminder,
they are:

1. Build a good inventory of paintings
2. Make some "tiny art" to sell (8 x 10 and under, on paper, in a frame)
3. Work through
The Artist's Way with a friend and get back to writing poetry
4. Read more
5. Eat more healthy

I have already started on all of them. I am finally starting to feel like I am recovering from
the surgery. My friend Dawn and I have started on
The Artist's Way. We meet every week,
and I have been doing "Morning Pages" every day. Just did my
first painting of 2018.
I had my older camera converted to infrared. Can't wait to try it out. I plan to go to a
nearby park in the coming week; I like the look of really white trees with deep blacks.

Life is good.
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