Being A Writer

I am a writer. I don’t know why I am obsessed with that craft, but I have to put my thoughts into words and get them out there. It’s not that I am seeking fame or fortune. I think I do it because my brain will explode if I don’t. 🤪 But seriously, it is […]

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Birds Of A Feather…

This is one of my favorite bird pictures and I have thousands of them. I am presenting it at three of my blogs today so you don’t miss it. 🦜🦅🦆🦢

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Reenactments

I spent many of my 2019 µRV trips going to reenactments. The picture above is one of my favorite reenactors. He seems to just somehow be transported forward in time. It was taken at the Mississinewa Indiana reenactment of the battle of 1812. Yeah, that was a war that most don’t remember anymore. It was […]

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Competition Just Isn’t My Thing

I have never been a competitive person, except with myself. I don’t think there is an age that has gone by that didn’t have one group or person thinking that he is better than another. That feeling of superiority is just part of human nature. But, in my mind it is a more negative part […]

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Praire Museum – Colby Kansas

Since I am declaring Saturdays for the next couple of months my “Virtual µRV Trip” day I am bringing over some post from my now resurrected InSearchOfAmerica travel blog. There are hundreds of places that you might like to visit in real once the pandemic is lifted. We just happened to come across this museum […]

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A Virtual µRV Trip…

This is not what I planned for 2020, but then it is what no one planned. I had 8 tentative trips planned for µRV this year and have taken zero! It’s just too dangerous for us seniors to get out in among all the unmasked MAGA folks. But since I am a techie I thought […]

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Moody Day…

I am having a pretty moody day today so I thought I would give you a picture that reflects that. It is entitled Shaker Doors and was taken at the Pleasant Hill Shaker Village near Lexington KY. It is one of my favorite places to visit when I am moody.

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The Red Invasion…

Just a little BTW (by the way) for you this Saturday. I know the term Red Invasion has meant many things through the years. Before the Republican Party turned Trumpian it would have meant that communists are at our door step. Lately it has been the moniker of the radical right Republicans who will sell […]

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My View Of The World… A New Blog

It seems that EVERYTHING is about Covid-19 lately. Even most of the blogs I visit daily are about it. I don’t know if you are like me, but I am becoming somewhat overwhelmed with it lately. It has only been going on for less than a month or so but it seems like a year […]

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A Wisconsin Lighthouse

For this Artsy Saturday I give you a Wisconsin Lighthouse taken a few years ago. I continue of my path to becoming proficient at Abstract Realism. I now have several apps and new tools to make it happen. In these days when everything is COVID-19, it’s nice to be able to escape the 24/7 onslaught […]

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Storytelling…

Storytelling is something that is as old as man. Before written languages were developed and taught to the masses storytelling was the only way to pass down history. Why I seem to be obsessed with trying out storytelling is a mystery to me. That is what this post is all about.

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The Industrial Revolution

It’s hard to imagine that the above was once cutting-edge technology. Looking back from a hundred years from now, I wonder what people will think the equivalent is today?

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Our Ultimate Job is to be Human

I love the title of this post. It came from my friends at Reimagining The Future. What do we do when automation has finally eliminate the need for humans to do mundane mind boring tasks? That’s what this post is all about.

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The Beauty Of Quebec

Welcome to another Abstract Realism post for this artsy Saturday. I am continuing to hone my skills so this one is still not quite what I want, but it is getting there. Couldn’t go wrong with the subject matter though.

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Glass Art

For this Artsy Saturday I give you a piece of glass art I found recently at the Ft. Wayne Indiana Museum of Art. It is a piece from Micheal Estes Taylor. It will soon be included in my new site MyViewOfTheWorld – Abstract Realism. There is just something about glass art that fascinates me. Maybe […]

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Abstract Realism

For this Artsy Saturday I give you the Frank Lloyd Wright house near Springfield Ohio. I have been trying out about a dozen apps to find just what I want. This picture is a combination of two different ones. Looks kinda nice in a Van Gogh type way, but I need more practice yet. I […]

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Patient Paperweights

No, I’m not talking about a paperweight hospital or the fact that the sole practical purpose of a paperweight is to sit around keeping things from becoming unsettled. What I am talking about is the patience it takes to make a paperweight as shown above. That is what this artsy post is all about.

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Looking Back 5 Years – Symmetry

When I found this post from 5 years ago this week, it grabbed my attention even more than it did then. Symmetry just seems to slow my frantic mind down. It gives me peace in these hectic days. So, here it is again…

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Abstract Realism?

The title above seems like an oxymoron. How can something be abstract and real at the same time. This post is about solving that contradiction and my fascination with the very idea.

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The Lily Pond

For this Saturday I thought I would go WAY back to my analog photo days of 1986. About eight winters ago I spent what seemed like an eternity scanning the dozens of photo albums to put them in digital format. This is one of them. I know it was taken in 1986 but don’t know […]

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Artsy Saturday – Sculptures

I have come to appreciate the work of modern sculptures. I ran across these by James Campbell entitled “Birth Becomes You” recently at the John Waldron Arts Center in Bloomington Indiana. I plan to go back more for the monthly exhibits. (click on an image to see a larger view)

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Pennsylvania State Museum

I thought for this Saturday I would give you a painting I found at the Pennsylvania State Museum a few years ago. Anyone who has been in the eastern part of that State knows it is “Amish Country” and this folksy painting depicts it perfectly.

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Ft Wayne Museum of Art – Revisited

Last Wednesday I presented you with the glass gallery I discovered at the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art. This week I want to show you the other pieces of modern art I found there. Let me know what you think? Enjoy…

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Ft Wayne – Celebration of Glass

I was recently at the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art and came across a fabulous collection of glass. If I remember right it was on loan from the New York Museum of Modern Art. I have always been fascinated by glass art and this was the best I have seen. I can’t leave you with […]

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