3 Apr 2015

Joining the marching band.

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I read a weekly opinion column in a somewhat local newspaper. Couple of weeks ago the topic centered around the writer’s experience in his high school marching band. Tidy metaphor about joining the band (and participating in life). I’ve been thinking about that column. I was in my high school’s marching band. I played the […]

5 Nov 2014

The thing dog owners hate.

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I have been putting off writing this post. Winchester is gone. Damn it. We know how this goes. We love them and love them and love them and, still, we confront the grand defect: lifespan which doesn’t mesh with ours. Winchester was eleven years old. I had delusions that maybe we could get to fourteen. Fourteen […]

4 Sep 2014

About ends and beginnings.

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These past few months have been occupied with readying work for an exhibit at Dickinson State University. The last of the work was delivered to the gallery on tuesday, September 2. After months of busy-busy the exhibit is installed and ready for viewing. The pressure to scurry and make is off. Two things I have […]

3 Apr 2014

No mud, at least.

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No mud, at least.

Maybe that last post was a little too whiny? I’m feeling like it was. Snow shoveling does not bring out the best in me. (sorry…) You read this blog, you know that occasionally I get to feeling like the fishbowl that is life constricts. The end of winter is one of those times. My brain […]

2 Apr 2014

The big blizzard.

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As far as blizzards go, this last one was uninspired. Eleven inches of snow, schools and businesses closed, and the threat of one to three more inches of snow today. Eh. I’m thankful the power stayed on, that area ranchers didn’t lose livestock, and that my back muscles got a free workout courtesy of shoveled […]

26 Mar 2014

Social media.

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Social media.

There are phrases I don’t need to hear again. Point in time. Politically correct. Safe haven. Social media. One must be able to find better words in our rich vocabulary of possibilities to describe these things? And – oh no! – Facebook is changing the reach of its pages feature. What will we do without Facebook […]

10 Mar 2014

Yesterday was 61.

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Yesterday was 61.

61 degrees Fahrenheit. Really! And now the time change. Spring must be coming soon. Even to North Dakota. It has been a long winter. Even for North Dakota. The winter malaise seems to have struck everyone around me. Include me in that too. Keep plugging along. My north facing driveway is almost ice free. Work […]

7 May 2013

10 ways my concentration is shot.

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10 ways my concentration is shot.

I know I need to write a blog post about how the mugs in the shop will go “live” and be available for sale at 7PM Central time tonight. That is number one on the “to do” list. Also, I need to finish glazing the tiles for the firing on Wednesday. Then there is the […]

28 Apr 2013

Hunting for crocus and inspiration.

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Hunting for crocus and inspiration.

Spent Saturday morning with a friend hiking around the north edge of the Cave Hills in South Dakota. I was seeking photographs of the flower the people around here call crocus (pasque flower) for future mugs or whatnot, as well as a little respite from my busy little life. Lest you think from the photos […]

25 Apr 2013

Recap.

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Recap.

Poor blog. It ranks low on the prioritized “to do” list. The blog is one of my favorite things to do, yet the ease of sharing on Facebook leaves the blog bare. Darn it. Must work on this. Here is a recap of images of what has been going on since that last blog post […]

8 Feb 2013

About winter and isolation.

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About winter and isolation.

An artist practice requires a commitment to time in the studio. If that studio is a private studio, like mine is, that time is spent alone and at work. In my case, the greyhounds are my company. Mostly I enjoy it. I’m not afraid to be alone. I enjoy quiet and find human activity distracting and, […]