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Practice: Thinking about Ricky Jay

  Writer, historian, magician, performer, actor, Ricky Jay died on Saturday, November 24,  at the age of 72. While a man who knew how to run all the classic short and long cons might not seem the ideal role model you need to take a closer look. Here is someone who spent his life observing […]

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A Little Hiatus While Some Technical Issues and Deadlines Are Addressed

I have some great posts in the draft stage, including a review of the journal today’s image was created in, and of course the Stonehenge Aqua paper review. However, I’m stretched very thinly right now as I balance teaching the Drawing Practice class with resolving some long standing technical issues about my website. Because of […]

Phyllis at the beginning of 2018. Days away from being 97.

Reflections on a Big-Hearted and Generous Life

My mother-in-law Phyllis Stone, passed away on January 16, 2018. She had just celebrated her 97th birthday on January 5. On January 10 she caught the flu. She was hospitalized a couple days later with flu, pneumonia, and additional issues. She died peacefully on January 16 with Dick and me holding her hands.  She was […]

Remembrance Day: Thoughts in 2014

Above: Video about Shell Shock which emerged during the First World War. If the video doesn't play go to this YouTube link. (And from there you can also see the links to the other three parts.) I spend Remembrance Day in quiet contemplation with the phone off. I think that my November 11, 2010 post […]

Dates in History: The First Battle of the Marne

I have a friend who is an historian. Everyday she sends me a little update, ostensibly to let all her friends know that this single person is OK and we don't have to go and feed her cat. Often, because she owned racehorses, the updates are about horse racing. On September 10 she sent out […]

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In Memoriam—100 Years Ago Today

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Sad News About My Favorite Gouldian Finch

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Remembrance Day

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Memorial Day 2012

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November 11, Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day.

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