A Little Known Artist

I have always been a fan of Japanese woodcut pictures. There is something about the simplicity of design and the vibrant use of color that attracts my eye. The art of woodcut prints involves reducing a scene to its most essential elements, and it takes a discerning eye to see something for simply what itContinue reading “A Little Known Artist”

Does Art Have Meaning?

What does art mean? Does art defy meaning? Does art exist because humans say it does or does art exist in spite of ourselves? All the world is art. Everything from a speck of dust to a statue made by Michelangelo can realistically be termed as “art.” If art can be everything, then art canContinue reading “Does Art Have Meaning?”

Book Trailer

I am currently running a sale on my ebook, Memory Road Trip: 0.99 ¢ ! I did really pour my heart into writing this travel memoir, not so much because I wanted to, but more because I HAD to. Once I started writing, I couldn’t go half-ass with it because I felt compelled to revealContinue reading “Book Trailer”

Memory Road Trip

I have always been an avid traveler. I was a travel agent back in the day when such a job was quite common. I even worked a corporate gig inside a big sky scrapper alongside 300+ travel agents. To say that there were a lot of us in that career doesn’t even describe it. ThereContinue reading “Memory Road Trip”

September 11, indefinitely

For the last 19 years, a reading of every victim’s name that died during the 9/11 attacks is read aloud for remembrance. It typically takes around three hours to read 3,000 names, and this year I wonder if there will be a similar remembrance for those who died so far of COVID-19. As I writeContinue reading “September 11, indefinitely”

If Emerson Were Alive Today

When Emerson said that “America is a poem in our eyes,” he was referring to its expansive geography that seemingly goes on forever. To Emerson, all of America was yet to be discovered, and he thrilled at the prospect of seeing new things. Today, everyone has seen the America that Emerson was dreaming of, andContinue reading “If Emerson Were Alive Today”

Thinking About Thoreau

Being the current times what they are, I have been thinking a lot about Thoreau these days. His books Walden and Civil Disobedience have always appealed to me, but lately, his words have been resonating even more. Thoreau has been my spirit animal since I was 16 years old, and he is the reason why I say thatContinue reading “Thinking About Thoreau”

Follow Your Passion

What is passion? It’s a concept that I have been thinking a lot about lately. Passion. What does passion mean? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines passion as an “intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction” as well as an “object of desire or deep interest.” The COVID-19 pandemic has caused me to think about a lot ofContinue reading “Follow Your Passion”