I remember the day that I first read Robert Frost's Mending Wall. That was when I first realized that fences have at least two purposes: they can either keep critters inside a fenced area, or they might serve to keep critters outside a fenced area. Ozarks...

In mid-September, I launched an adult art class for some ladies in my new town of Harrison, Arkansas. At the beginning of their third month of classes, I already see that all of my students have flourished. This morning, one of my students posted her...

Something interesting happened this past week. I allowed myself to put a painting in an art show that I didn't believe that anyone would like, and I was stunned when it was one of the first paintings to sell. After the sale, I remarked to...

I often say that my intuition is an integral part of my creative process, and I believe that memory is the well-spring of the intuition. For that reason, I am convinced that memory is every artist's greatest resource. For writers, the memory is certainly essential,...

No doubt, the traffic in northeastern cities is unfathomable. To make matters worse, almost all of the city streets are one-way. When I am driving in the city, I am constantly circling the blocks, trying to find an arrow pointed in the direction that I want...