Grateful for My Immune System

Mountain Sketch 2
I often come back to mountains and sunrises — around here, mountains almost always frame the rising sun. New days, new hopes, new beginnings; grace, hope, renewal; all these come together when I see mountains lit afresh by the sun. Wintertime can bring some of the most staggeringly beautiful days, with snow in the mountains and skies washed clean.

Okay, so my skills as a digital artist don’t exactly reflect the glory I’m describing. Don’t worry, I don’t plan on making it my day job… But it does mean I’m able to stay vertical and semi-thinking long enough to do something. Which is progress! Also probably signs of improvement are my noticing and starting to feel alarmed about the fact that suddenly we’re barely a week from Christmas, and I have a ton left to do. I guess I had planned on doing it the last couple weeks, when instead I just subsisted. Continue Reading...

Doodle Portfolio

I think I mentioned before I’ve been doing some doodling. Well, actually, by “some” I mean a fair amount, because I was doing it as a Christmas present for my chosen sister, Rachel. That is also why I didn’t mention the extent of my efforts, until she received my present. Now that’s out in the open, I wanted to share images of all my doodles to date. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with them — they keep building up — but, hey, here they are (beneath the fold). If you like coloring and want larger/higher quality images of these to print and color, let me know. I’d be happy to share; also, I can always scan again with better color resolution. Continue Reading...

Still Kickin’

Day’s Verse:
And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
2 Corinthians 1:7

I’m still alive! The week in Spokane was fun, the drive back wasn’t awful, and I spent the weekend recuperating. Monday and Tuesday this week at work we’re having a “Staff Revolution.” Everybody has felt for a while that the Bike Alliance has been stagnating and things need to change. This is where we build the groundwork for that change. We created a draft vision and a set of goals that really inspire and excite me — something I’ve not felt here before. By the end of the meeting yesterday, most of the other staff felt the same way. With a vision and goals like that, I could see staying with the Bike Alliance for a long time. Continue Reading...