Tag: Personal Experiences

  • Charlie’s Christmas Decision

    Charlie’s Christmas Decision

    I was never a fan of Christmas. Actually, I remember hating Christmas most of my first two-and-a-half decades on earth. Look, I know hating what feels like the most beloved holiday is not a hot take. I’m not trying to be some hipster or a Grinch – or a hipster-Grinch. Unfortunately it’s deep-rooted personal reasons […]

  • December 10 – Charlie’s First Christmas Final

    This is the third in a series of four pencil and charcoal drawings I’v been work on for Christmas. I’m pleased with the previous two, but this one is by far my favorite. Not only does the drawing reflect my style more than the others, but it captures the personality of the subject better. From […]

  • It’s not the process, it’s the outcome that worries me

    I’ve been writing at least one weekly blog post since September 9th and the thing that I’ve found most difficult isn’t coming up with a concept, point of view or ideal to articulate. The thing that I struggle with most is getting over my own fears. While creativity is one of my strongest attributes, writing isn’t. […]

  • Edinboro Homecoming Reflections

    Each year in early October I tease my wife, Angela, about visiting our alma mater, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, for its homecoming celebration. I’m not  serious about attending the festivities, I’m too old and too much of a homebody to deal with a long drive and a weekend with drunk college kids. The annual event does […]

  • Someday I’m going to do this

    Someday I’m going to do this

    Every few years I get a itch to start a blog. And every few years I do. And every few years it lasts for about the lifespan of a common housefly – which is actually two to four week and not 24-hours, as is commonly believed. The problem is never motivation. The problem is confidence. Even […]