Return Of the Rider

Days before this weekend actually hit, the weather forecast appeared to be very bleak – hot and humid – kinda like August only in May. I was not looking forward to it at all. So, when I walked out of church this morning and it was comfortably cool and breezy out I decided to do […]

Win Some

I attended the opening reception for the 2012 Festival of the Arts – Regional Arts Exhibition tonight. As it turned out, leaving work when I did was a good call – traffic was a mess all over. What should have been a 10 minute drive from work took me twice as long as I had […]

Picture This

My employer recently invested in a I.D. card system which means every employee will have a badge to wear that will allow them access to our buildings. In designing the look of the card, it was decided that we needed to photograph every employee against a neutral background using identical lighting – so they will […]

Finales

In television broadcasting land this is the time of year when the season ends for new programming. In this past week alone there were numerous season finales. They all have to end with some sort of cliffhanger now in order to build up our enthusiasm for their reappearance in the fall. In addition to season […]

Show Recap

It’s that time of year when art shows abound. For those of us who submit our work to juried art shows, it’s a time of waiting – will my stuff get accepted or will I have wasted my time and money by submitting an entry? Well, the results are in on the two most recent […]

A Look Back

I entered another show today – Festival this time. This year it has an unusual host location – the old Grand Rapids Press building. As I drove down there after church, I tried to recall the last time I had been in that building. Because you see, back in the day, I worked there as […]

The Hook

Just so you know, I don’t always go in search of adventures, often times they find me – in the most unlikely of settings, times and ways. It was a grey day today – slightly cool air and a look in the sky as though it was going to rain at any minute. After traveling […]

Self-Importance

Have you ever had it where you meet someone new, only, their personality reminds you of someone else in your life? While that may be okay if that particular personality is appealing, it’s something quite the opposite if it’s not. Having come across a particular personality repeatedly in the course of my lifetime, I thought […]

Of Failing and Fun

The end of the singles group at church could be compared somewhat to a failed relationship. I didn’t get out of it what I would have liked, lost interest in the end and it felt more taxing and stressful keeping it going as long as I did. A couple of months later, having had time […]

Back To Normal

I have to be honest, I was a little annoyed that spring sprang so early this year. Of all the years for it to come months ahead of schedule it would be the one that I was preoccupied with a monster project. Sure, it helped the carpenter that he had sunny and warm days in […]