The Log Cabin Years- One Couple Builds a Home from Scratch and Creates a Life, Skyhorse Publishing, NYC- January 2021. Illustrated by Cindy Ross. The Log … Continue Reading Two New Book Releases in 2021!!
I’ve learned a few things while sitting on the modeling stand observing students observing me. It’s a two-way street, this educating in the life drawing classroom. First off, over the years, I have come to be able to tell the difference between a freshman and an upperclassman. The college years … Continue Reading Looking Back on the Modeling Stand
I can remember the first time that as a child I realized that without light there is no color. My mother was a talented seamstress and sewed matching bedspreads and curtains for my sister and my bedroom. The fabric had orchid colored flowers scattered all over it. I was awake before … Continue Reading Learning to See Color in Light
Many of you know that I have been struggling to write a new book about using the whole world to teach my kids. I say struggle because I have not, at least up until this point, figured out where and how to extract the motivation and dedication needed to get … Continue Reading Coming Soon- A New Blog on Using the Whole World to Teach MY Kids
My son was feeling a bit anxious about going back to college. His life at home is comfortable, predictable, not demanding. Besides the fact that he just returned from a month’s trip globe-trotting around China and being reminded how rich and fascinating the big wide world is, now he was … Continue Reading College is Good for Parents too, I Guess
I’ve always believed there are no coincidences in life and after reading “The Celestine Prophecy” years ago, I was assured this philosophy of life and way of thinking was right on track. Lately, I delight in watching it happen. When my brother-in-law decided to choose buck hunting instead of attending … Continue Reading THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES- How I Got a New Tooth in Record Time
There was a time,not too long ago, that I wished I were a dad instead of a mom.Sierra was in a bad way in China. She was sick and had been on and off multiple drugs- scary ones like powders in paper bags and a dose of 30 pills a … Continue Reading I’d Rather be a Mom
I blew Sierra’s little graduation present to Cape Cod off last summer when I got an invitation to go to Zimbabwe. She was pretty pissed, then disappointed. It was just going to be her and I in a little cottage. It also would have taken place at a very stressful … Continue Reading ‘Good’ Mothers Always Make Good