"Every calling is great when greatly pursued." (Favorite quote)
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"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, French author

"An unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates

"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving." - Kahlil Gibran

“A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books,
traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints.”
- Wilfred Peterson (1900-1995), American author

Skeptic magazine

Watching: football/basketball (college and pro)

Listening to: Flora Cash

January 22, 2019

I found out last week that my ex Ryan Watson had died of a drug overdose. It has taken me some time to process it. I wasn't
surprised, but I was shocked. She never stood a chance, given the things that had happened to her in her life. She struggled with
many demons. My involvement with her was the worst time of my life, but that experience is the reason that I am clean and
sober today. For that, I owe her much gratitude. My heart breaks for those who loved her. It is a sad story. As for me, I will
grieve in my own way, learn from that experience, close that chapter of my life, let go, and move on. She can't hurt me anymore.

R.I.P. Ryan "Rhian" Watson (July 10, 1978 - January 15, 2019)

December 27, 2018

Just got back from visiting Jennie's parents in Williamsburg for Christmas. It was a nice visit. Today we will be picking up my
paintings that didn't sell from the gallery. Although the show was to run all month, I didn't want to be driving on New Year's Eve
because it's dangerous due to impaired drivers, so I made other arrangements.

December 13, 2018

Last Friday was the reception for my exhibition in Pennsylvania. It went very well. Many people attended, and a bunch of my
friends and my sister made the trek to support me. I had some fun discussions with some of the patrons. A fellow artist talked to
me at length about my technique. I had a great time. My work will be there all month. So, I have taken step one in getting
established in the Northeast. I'm very pleased that I was able to get all of the paintings done with only a month's notice. I worked
hard. So did Jennie, painting the sides and putting hanging wire on all of the paintings. I couldn't have done it without her.
1999 - 2013
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