Nov 27, 2017

on 2nd Street in Long Beach

Enjoyed hanging out with my daughter on 2nd Street a few days ago, as she works across from this flower shop in Long Beach. Thanksgiving was very nice, and so good to be with our family.

Nov 18, 2017

Short Stories

Every story is different, but we all have them. I'm very happy with mine, but it had a rough start, which I suppose made me the person I am in some ways. Can you look at your life as a story? What is your story telling? Are you living for yourself, or have you learned that life is so much more than that? Our lives are all short stories, but some are shorter than others. I went to a funeral today for someone whose story was short, but it was a story of God's grace, so it was truly good.

Nov 17, 2017

Mixed Media Sketch

I'm trying out a new kind of paper- mixed media from Strathmore. I think I like it, as it's much easier to draw on with a fine pen, and it still holds watercolor.

Nov 10, 2017

Kikku Japanese in Fresno

For lunch yesterday, I tried out Kikku's in Fresno. I met a friend down there and noticed right away this is a popular lunch spot. Try #19 on the menu, the spicy chicken plate. I should have ordered that, but went for the pot stickers instead, which were great, but nothing like the chicken. Styrofoam plates were no big deal. Everyone was there for a power lunch, then back to work.

Nov 8, 2017

Tulare & N Street

Had a good lunch downtown today. Here's the scene outside of Kikkus Japanese restaurant. Beautiful day, good lunch, some good meetings- can't complain.

Nov 7, 2017

Music Man

Big news from my son last night. He auditioned for a band and was chosen to play with an opening band for a big name in the UK next spring. He's very excited, and we are for him.

Nov 5, 2017

Missing the kids

When your kids pack up and move out of the house, they leave behind years of memories and the knowledge that life is a gift from God, and sometimes all we can do is sit down and close our eyes and say thank you.