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Archive for December, 2016

31 Dec

2016 Reading List

Lots of good stuff here, some for enjoyment, some for edification. A lot of the list is in pursuit of information needed to think through certain books attempts, e.g. BROWN BALL (Latinos in the U.S.,  and baseball)  and FIVE GOLD RINGS (Shakespeare and his times, and World War II in Britain) 1) A.N.Wilson. The Elizabethans. […]

26 Dec

Painting Continues.

Lots of painting getting done. Here’s stuff in various stages of completion:

20 Dec

This Week’s Workpile

Revisions of Brown Ball finito (for this round) onto drawing for the week, and maybe next week too. Results so far….  

15 Dec

The Art and Use of Nap-Hats

I’ve always enjoyed hat of all kinds and have taken a number of jobs along the way that involved the wearing of helmets. It seems to me that most people only wear a hat, rather than inhabiting it. By this I mean a hat needs to fit in such a way that when you walk […]

13 Dec

Life of A Traveling “Suit.”

In Brussels April 18-23,1991. Idle observations at the end of the trip: April 22 was Lenin’s 121st B-day. His mausoleum was closed for repairs, which makes some wonder If this a signal; Last month Dmitri T. Yazov, Soviet Defense Minister, visited troops in the GDR without informing the German government – a serious breach of […]

10 Dec

The Riddle of the Five-Legged Dog

Most of what’s in this  installment is taken from the blog of a friend of a friend. It begins with her asking how the reader feels about living in a post-truth era. She asks, “Are you convinced there are no such things as fact This is a relevant discussion nowadays. She tells us, “My father […]

06 Dec

Book Signing, Kazoo Books, 1-2:30 P.M. Saturday Dec. 10, 2016

7th Annual Author Hop & Merry Mitten Holiday Event Our biggest event of the year! Meet area authors, chat over refreshments, pick up a new book (signed books make great gifts!). Mystery, memoir, contemporary fiction and local history will all be represented. Children’s authors & Illustrators will take over our annex for a concurrent Merry […]

05 Dec

Note to Self, Outside New York is China

Portage, December 5, 2016: From the Author’s Journals, Oct 23-25, 1987.  My Editor, Joe Fox, wanted me to fly to Houston for  the city’s annual Authors’ Dinner.  On Random House’s dime, natch.  I agreed and one of the Random House people called to “help with arrangements.” The Random House  facilitaor asked if I preferred to […]

01 Dec

Firearm Deer Season Ends Not with a Bang, But With You Know…

A pizza.  Say again? Seriously, a pizza, sort of. It is Wednesday, November 3, 2016,  the final day of the two-week Michigan  firearm deer season.CO Jeff Goss and I had just run a little trespass surveillance ferreting drill and went to a farm to talk to some probably suspects. As the interview progressed we heard […]

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