Monthly Archives: August 2018

Dick Blick Licked

I’ve put another sketchbook to rest. I’ve had this one for a while. I bought it from Dick Blick back in 2012. I think I bought it because I thought an 8 inch by 10 inch pad would be a … Continue reading

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Peach Crumb Tart

I bought big, fat Jersey peaches on Sunday morning with no particular game plan for them. On Tuesday morning they were ripe, and while I toyed with the idea of using them in a fruit salad for lunch – I … Continue reading

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JUMP!!!

Neighborhood kids cooling off in the dog days of August.

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Carnations

Flowers spotted on Saturday morning on 9th Street.

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Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

It’s that time of year, when tomatoes are at their best, and this dish is a wonderful partner for grilled chicken or fish. Short-grained rice cooked in fresh tomato puree with basil, topped with breadcrumbs and baked. The perfect recipe … Continue reading

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Looking South – Rocky and his Croissant

This little fella resides in the giant oak trees that surround our local pool. I recognize him for his brown fur and ratty in the middle tail. The trash cans at the pool provides a smorgasbord for my little rodent … Continue reading

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Strawberry Mango Raspberry Tart

On Wednesday, our friend Dan had what he calls a “zero” birthday – put any number in front of it, and you’re in a new decade. But it’s all good, Dan’s retired, traveling, and taking some damn fine photographs! I … Continue reading

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The Grey Man – Generations

My latest collaboration with author J.L. Curtis, who wrote a novella for The Grey Man series that takes place 20 years in the future. Marine Corporal Jace Cronin, a scout/sniper, survived insurgents in the Philippines, only to be handed an … Continue reading

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C&S Discount

One of my favorite stores on 9th Street has closed, and it breaks my heart. C&S Discount has been an anchor on the corner of 9th and Carpenter for forty years, unfortunately the building has been sold and they’ve lost … Continue reading

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