Monday, December 28, 2009


Well its Dec. 28th and I should have been heading for Key West today but Life has gotten in the way of My plans, there has been a delay on the printing of my New York books that I should have been bringing with me, but also have had a few medical appointments i need to keep before i venture on this years journey , so, i,m stuck in the cold confines of the Canadian winter, the bright side of this little detour in my plans is that i get to spend more time with the family and see a bit more of my grand kids hockey,, i,ll keep ya all posted , have a hospital day of jan., 15th and from there i,ll know when and where i,m going to be,, thanks for the understanding of all of you who were expecting me to be where i thought i was going to be

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 thats where you can go to see some of my drawings and hopefully ,paintings, soon., my good friend David is building me this website and i might add doing a great job at it,, i,m a little slack on getting him some things to put up there,, but i,m soon going to have a section on the site that you will be able to see some europe work from paris , amsterdam, praha, and southern italia., i have done drawings in those locals as well as watercolours and oil paintings. Also will soon have a selection of watercolours from both ny and Key West as well as some work from Canada,, i,m thinking about how we will put the oil painting selection up, and i,m waiting on Alan Kennish to send some copy from, key west fine arts. anyway folks,, bere with me and i,m sure we will have it all complete before the end of next year,, good things are worth waiting for,, buy the way,,,yes buy,, you can now order from the web site,, oh yes i forgot to mention the two other books you can order, that ive written,, "thoughts for the moment only, or Just words", which sells for 40 dollars and ive only got 50 of them left,, and also "the best we can do is forgive" which is 20 dollars,, have a great holiday everyone

Saturday, December 5, 2009

In a Life

What is it that we Really have in our lives,all well and good to say that having life is worth being alive, but what is it we really have in life, write a book about your life,, man thats impossable,, for if you stop and look at what you have had,, you wouldn,t be able to put the 1st 6 years into a book,, no really think about it how about from 6 to 15, the friends the good times and the ones of growing , the feelings , thought of life you had through all of that and to think at 15 your about to actually grow many friends till that age,, how many meals, ,,, stop,, think,,15 to 30,,, write a book,,, what for every year through those 15,, full time job, wife ,kids ,lovers, ups and downs,, again,, the again being a Gain a life worth just being around ,,to have all those experiences.Now we have 30 years in,,,now what,,, 30 more to go,,well you get my drift,, but maybe you don,t cause ya havn't stopped yet to think about what you really have in life,,,in case you havn't lets  take the ones from 30 to 60 ,, ten at a time,, why because i really can,t remember any of it,, cause it went faster than the 1st 30,, and there was about 30 times more happening everyday than what happened the 1st 30 years,,, more of everything,, food friends lovers , travel, and on and on and on,, so here you are at 60,,, take a breath cause it isn't over yet,,, and it really could be ,,,, simply because we all could have been dead from over consumption of everything,,, we have had in life and i mean everything,, even what we spent our time worring about,,,what we have in life???? hey i,m 66 and still trying to catch up on all the wonderful experiences i've had, family, bros., sister kids grand kids , fab. friends,food and on and on and on,,, you get my drift,,,

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Well, the Web Site is coming along,, still not sure if its the direction i want to take, but i,m sure that once its up i,ll be happy,, you know ,you can,t teach an old dog new tricks, kind of thing, not sure about the watermarks and kind of like when i go into sites that the pics are clear and sharp, but here i am talking about something i know nothing about,need to make contact with nephew jim to get some professional advice and guidance, seems to be a lot of trouble,, and work, but am happy that i,m not the one that has to work this out,if you know what i mean,, any way my really good friend dave id working on it and i have complete faith in whatever it is he wishes to play with,,, if you know what i mean, now as fo my personal life, i am working on getting the isbn numbers together for the new york books so that i can get Leni to print another batch of them to take to key west with me and also be able to have some in new york so that if anyone there wants one they can pick it up on Carmine Street,, and now for the really important stuff in my life, noah is beautiful and not so friendly with me still , yet, steve and laura are playing great hockey, 5 games this weekend and i,m bummed cause i have to miss one because they both play the same night, but i will get to watch 2 games of each of them, not seeing enough of tyler and james cause i never know where they are,, and they have busy lives especially james,, and i really don,t get to see enough of my three daughters, again cause they have there own lives,, but like the web site its really not in my hands oh well i,m just an old man anyway that has nothing better to do with his time but moan and complain,,, love ya

Thursday, October 29, 2009

What it Takes

One Hundred and Ten days, living in your van on the streets of New York, Showering at the ny recreation centre, and hopfully a staff that treats you like your a human being as well others you meet there that stimulate your intellect. Thank God for all those people that help you get through it."What it takes", 34 people wanting you to draw there homes and businesses, and then a few hundred people that actually, buy some of your art, so you can cover expenses, then theres having two books of your drawings published in between,the sunny days when you have to be drawing."What it Takes",the people that operate the shops where you have to do your work, the people at the bars and restaurants that hook you up so you can actually afford being there, You all know who you are, the pain of the body hauling that cart, the load on your mind about the reasons why or why not you should be doing any of it, what does it take, way too much to ever want anyone you love to be doing it, so why is it that when its all done and over theres this great satisfaction within yourself and this overwhelming thankfulness to so many people that you know love you for doing it that makes you want to do it all over again

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I,d be amiss, if i didn,t write something of my Key West, adventures and friends, for sure ive been going down there in the winter, why wouldn,t I , for its always warm in winter there, and spending my days by the water , mornings at Blue Heaven, hanging out with the coolest of people, you all know who you are, the music on a constant daily live basis, and last winter two of my grand kids spent time with me, so any way i should be down there around Dec. 28th or Jan.4th of 2010, be there, or be here now

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Well here i am, two years drift by like a breeze blowing through a bare tree, hardly noticable, but then a look at what ive been doing and where ive been and loooking in a mirror will tell you, time has past. New York has been really good, lots of drawings done, Two great books with 57 of my Greenwich Village drawings in each one ,have been published, many new friends, and a web site, all put together by the help of many great people.hope you take some time to check it out, and would love to hear from you with the do,s and the don,t of whats going on.

The New York Book is Done

I did it. The New York book is printed. Actually two books. I even have my website going. Check it out in the links.