of lajes goodness–part I

People who haven’t been stationed at Lajes Field in the Azores, probably haven’t heard the common phrase Lajes Goodness. After having been stationed here for three years, I am leaving Lajes a happier, healthier and emotionally stronger person than I was when we arrived—much of that can be contributed to Lajes Goodness. To explain why... Continue Reading →

art with girl scouts

I have some experience working with children, since I have been a substitute teacher, taught community education classes and private art lessons.  However, since I don't have children of my own, and grew up in a family with few siblings and cousins, I am always slightly self-conscious when working with a new group of small... Continue Reading →

ancient gods and contemporary circumstances (II)

Last night was the opening for my Ancient Gods and Contemporary Circumstances exhibition.  I had previously displayed this body of work earlier this year at the Academia de Juventude, shortly after its completion.  I am very proud of this recent series, and I have received a generally positive response.  I think many people share my fascination... Continue Reading →

my love of a quiet island life…

Local village festivals are a beautifully quaint and genuine part of summer life on Terceira.  I've seen flags, branches, flowers, and quilts decorate roadside, fences, streets, balconies, and windowsills of the houses.  Along the main roads of each village during their festival week, each home comes alive with vibrant color. Decorations light up the main street... Continue Reading →

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