AFTER READING A NEW BOOK

It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. If that...

The Little Street

THE LITTLE STREET

The Little Street (1657-58), Johannes Vermeer

 
 
 
Waxwing

WAXWING

Waxwing , Remo Savisaar

A Donkey

A DONKEY

Jacques-Laurent Agasse, A Donkey

 
 
 

DEATH WAS NOT PART OF NATURE

Death was not part of nature; it became part of nature. God did not decree death from the beginning; he prescribed it as a remedy....

DAILY REMINDERS OF THE RESURRECTION

Consider, beloved, how the Lord keeps reminding us of the resurrection that is to come, of which he has made the Lord Jesus Christ...

 
 
 

HOW HUNGRY ARE YOU?

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six. Yogi Berra

A Movie You Might Have Missed 54:  Tell No One

A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 54: TELL NO ONE

It's been 11 years since I began this series highlighting movies I wished more people knew about. I'm rerunning it from the beginning...

 
 
 

JULIE SWEPT FLOORS TO EARN MONEY FOR THE VACUUM TUBES SCOTT USED TO RECORD THIS PODCAST

Those tubes held on just long enough to talk about three Star Trek episodes from the Original Series: Enemy Within, Balance of Terror,...

INTERPRETING "MILLENIAL"

She shrugged. That was millennial for no. And for yes. And for several other things, but Kenny spoke fluent millennial, so he understood...

 
 
 

SEE DEEP HEAVEN

What do you see when you look up? See God's creation. See the heavens, resounding with praise and glory. See deep heaven, swirling...

The Elephant of Louis IX of France

THE ELEPHANT OF LOUIS IX OF FRANCE

The Elephant of Louis IX of France, a gift to Henry III of England, drawn by the Benedictine monk Matthew of Paris in 1255 AD. Via...

 
 
 

CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF A STORY-TELLING GOD

We are story-telling creatures because we are created in the image of a story-telling God. He is the great Author, weaving together...

Kelp Gatherers on the Beach

KELP GATHERERS ON THE BEACH

Willem George Frederik Jansen - Kelp Gatherers on the Beach via Gandalf's Gallery

 
 
 
Psalm 29 - The Lord Blesses His People with Peace

PSALM 29 - THE LORD BLESSES HIS PEOPLE WITH PEACE

If in a spirit of gratitude you wish to teach how one should make a spiritual offering to the Lord, sing Psalm 29. Athanasius, On the...

A Movie You Might Have Missed 53:  Meet the Patels

A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 53: MEET THE PATELS

It's been 11 years since I began this series highlighting movies I wished more people knew about. I'm rerunning it from the beginning...

 
 
 

ASHES AND FIRE

Tradition is not the worship of ashes but the preservation of fire. Gustav Mahler I'm with Mahler, as any good Catholic should be.

Relaxing

RELAXING

Relaxing , Remo Savisaar

 
 
 
Portrait of a Cat

PORTRAIT OF A CAT

Henriette Ronner-Knip (1821-1909), Portrait of a Cat Via Arts Everyday Living

THE OBSOLETE SCIENCE BEHIND ROE V. WADE

Grazie Pozo Christie's editorial for the Wall Street Journal brought up a point that I'd never thought about - ultrasound technology...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

The new Thanksgiving

The new Thanksgiving

Summit oil on oil paper 16x12 inches Well it was better than last year, no question! My extended northwest family was in several locations so John and I communed with my... Read more ...

Contemporary Southwest Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting, Patinas...

Contemporary Southwest Art, Abstract Mixed Media Painting, Patinas "Mountain" by Arizona Contemporary Artist Pat Stacy

I love the contrasts, textures, and colors of this contemporary Mountain. It also looks great horizontally, and I have gently signed it both ways. The painting is done over... Read more ...

Mtl Coffee Shop / Studio stof

Mtl Coffee Shop / Studio stof

Lotte Department store, 160, Dongtanyeok-ro, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Kim Donggyu Photographs: Area: 238.0 m2 Read more ...

About last night, Cagnaccio di San Pietro

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Journey to the Center of the Earth, Max Andreas Buiting

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Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting "Westerly Wind" by...

Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Oil Painting "Westerly Wind" by California Artist Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

24"x30"x1.5" Oil on Canvas Available HERE for purchase info. Visit to Read more ...

Machida Shikisai no Mori / N. Yamada Architect & Associates

Machida Shikisai no Mori / N. Yamada Architect & Associates

N. Yamada Architect & Associates Location: Machida-shi, Tokyo, Japan Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Makoto Yoshida Photographs: Tomooki Kengaku Area: 864.0 m2 Read more ...

Your Questions about Plein-Air Painting in Oil

On Instagram, I posted about this plein-air still life in oil, and some of you had questions: fefecru : "Can I ask you what umbrella is that? Anyone in particular you'll... Read more ...

Happy Belated Birthday Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, happy...

Happy Belated Birthday Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa, happy post-Thanksgiving, and holidays to all

Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa or simply Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman, and illustrator, whose immersion in the... Read more ...

Three Malvín triplexes / Estudio Cabrera

Three Malvín triplexes / Estudio Cabrera

Av. Estanislao López 4692, Barrio Malvín, Montevideo, Uruguay Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Santiago Veas Photographs: Martín De Rossa Area: 4306 ft2 Read more ...