Thursday, January 12, 2012


second wood carved lawn sculpture is up, before the rain. still sinking in, but im liking it and i get a kick out of this info on the plant. "Since the bamboo lasts through all seasons, it is frequently associated with pine and plum as the "Three Winter Friends."The bamboo is considered a gentleman with perfect virtues. It combines upright integrity with accommodating flexibility; it has the perfect balance of grace and strength, or the Yin and the Yang".

Monday, January 09, 2012


this old dude has come full circle...again. once a bird dog kept in a pen, to a free running mountain dog, back to his original owner (in better living quarters) and now back to boone, and the mountain air. tex is home whereever he is, and is a loving, beautiful creature who i am very happy to have back with me.


this xmas we had the opportunity to all be together as a family unit and take some long overdue family pics. my sister and her hubby did a great job putting on the weekend event and a lot of fun was had. loved meeting the new additions and getting closer to those i am removed from by distance. for me, the reason for the season:)

Thursday, November 17, 2011


had a great time in providence on my last scouting trip this fall. i got to hang out in the square with some of the occupy providence crowd and reflect on the state of the economy, the state of my occupation and the changes to come. there are surely some changes that need to take place for all of us and i'm excited to find what lies ahead. occupy yourself, occupy life, occupy change.

Friday, August 12, 2011


a door...any gateway marking an entrance or exit from one place or state to another. doors have had all kind of symbolic meanings and have been used metaphorically many times. this week i had a new door installed on my little farm house, a piece of art made by a great friend. my house now has a groovy new greeting and portal into its 85 year history. i love it, thanks cory.


i finally got 5 of the seven old frames i reconditioned filled. bad pics, flash and glass equals crap:) have the system down, so more to come and perfecting the signature is in the works.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

river rats

finally got a boat again, after too many years up a creek with out a paddle... the water is a great place for friends and kids but thunderstorms can be a bitch:) the new river, a new boat and new friends...under 6 years old, love it.

Friday, May 27, 2011


this week was a week of endings and new beginnings, not unlike every week, and i was happy to be involved in both. life sometimes can make us believe that it is all about beginnings and we can become attached to those, fighting the endings. but death, as much as life, can be hopeful and when surrounded by strong people, who accept its place in the journey, i am inspired.

my college football coach, jim pyburn, moved on this week he was 78. he loved to laugh, he loved people and he lived as fully and proudly, as he died. he was a beautiful man, a strong man and his wife ann is an amazingly strong women. she and her family showed that strength in his death as she moves forward in her new beginnings.

across the street from 1420, a horse i have gotten to know over the last year gave birth to a sweet little replica... both strong a beautiful. life begins again, always.
i will miss jim, as i begin to live my life as courageously as he.