community, job, support, work

“Just” a Job

I'm not here to talk about my personal occupational woes. Not that I don't have a thing or two to say about getting half the pay for the same amount of work others do, receiving no benefits, all while having little time off and raising a family. Rather, within the last five days, I've walked… Continue reading “Just” a Job

community, love, Uncategorized

Love Isn’t Always Convenient

Loving others isn't always convenient or easy. The timing's often wrong. Plans were already set, deadlines looming. Lots to be done. But, coming together as a community and loving others involves standing by others and seeing them through difficult times, even if doing so causes discomfort or disruption to me.

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Voting Volition

Here's a chance for all you silent stalkers to come out and twirl with me. The four are photographs I've take here and there. Which one would you like to see me paint? Feel free to choose more than one and rank them in order of priority. #1 —   #2 —   #3 —   #4 —  … Continue reading Voting Volition

art, artist, community, graphic designer, michael, poet, writing

Artist in Hiding EXPOSED

Remember my desire to share others' works here? I'm shining a light on a fellow artist, today. These pieces were done by a nineteen-year-old artist. Let me clarify my point. They were completed, when he was nineteen. Amazing, right? *** This artist has been in hiding. But, he has been EXPOSED. For all to see.… Continue reading Artist in Hiding EXPOSED

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Personalized Watercolor Card Giveaway

I'm giving away ELEVEN personalized watercolor cards. What are they? They are copies of a 12x16 watercolor I painted this year. Why? Because I just finished the 11th revision of my manuscript a couple of days ago, and I'm about to start writing the proposal for my agent/publisher search. And, I want to celebrate with… Continue reading Personalized Watercolor Card Giveaway

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A Sweet Surprise from Target’s Harry Potter Anniversary Event

We went to Target today, on a regular, weekly run. And we saw a catchy Harry Potter display soon after stepping in. We had no clue they were having a 20th anniversary event going on, from 11 am to 1 pm at Target, July 21, 2018, which was today. None. There was a large, beautiful… Continue reading A Sweet Surprise from Target’s Harry Potter Anniversary Event

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A Restaurateur’s Passion and Love

The desire to try Smokin' Fins started with curiosity. Friends had mentioned dining there a number of times on social media. I wanted to find out what made this place interesting. I had heard the food was pretty good and the seafood was fresh. That's about all I had heard. But, that was a good… Continue reading A Restaurateur’s Passion and Love