Updated Suite of Marine Paintings

Dune Sunrise Feature

See the complete gallery at Light on Canvas.

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E-book of Fragments of my Father, a memoir

Fragments of My Father Feature

Fragments of my Father, a memoir is available in all the popular eBook formats.

A series of ruminations on the loss of a father and a legacy uncovered later in life. A writer finds his father and his voice in “middle age.”
Fragments of my Father, a memoir. Available as an eBook.

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This is what I do:

Interpenetrated Feature

“…we …edit our reality, searching for evidence that confirms what we already believe. …we pretend… our views (are) dictated by … facts. we’re …blinkered, especially when it comes to information that contradicts our theories.”

“The problem with science, …isn’t that most experiments fail — it’s that most failures are ignored.”

Jonah Lehrer

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New Look for Boats for difficult times

The web allows us to be in perpetual beta. Without the overhead of print media we can continue to develop all aspects of a site as we go along, making changes as they come to us without the constraints. This also allows us to drop any pretense of a single, iconic presentation. While letting readers into the contingency of any creative act.

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Dark Mountain 2 Reviewed in the Ecologist

Here’s the concluding paragraph of the review:

“Dark Mountain Issue 2 is one of the most unique environmental books out there – part dystopian poetry along the lines of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road; part post-apocalyptic River Cottage with the rest being a slice of philosophy that only ever becomes clear once the reader immerses themselves in the works within. The contributions are consistently of a high standard, no matter what the form. In fact, it’s worth reading for the sheer variety of literary reaction to the potential ending of our cultural systems as much as to see what the movement is about. As with many natural systems; the whole provides far more to think about than the sum of the individual elements.”

Take a look at the entire article by Mike Newton: Dark Mountain 2


Notes on the Sources of Art Published on Chai Kadai

Notes on the Sources of Art




Dark Mountain 2

image Rima Staines http://intothehermitage.blogspot.com/

Cover Illustration by Rima Staines

The Dark Mountain 2 anthology is out! Follow the link to the announcement on their site.

I’m deeply honored to have a chapter from my novel, Shoal Hope, Something for Nothing included along with this incredible list of poets, writers, and thinkers.

Naomi Klein, David Abram, Vinay Gupta, Paul Kingsnorth, Glyn Hughes, Luanne Armstrong, Charles Hugh Smith, Wilfried Hou Je Bek, Venkatesh Rao, Warren Draper, Darren Allen, Catherine Lupton, Tom Keyes, Jay Griffiths, Melanie Challenger, Nick Hunt, William Haas, Simon Lys, Albert Pierce Bales, Antony Lioi, Em Strang, Joel Moore, Mario Petrucci, Adrienne Odasso, Robert Walker, Benjamin Morris, Stephen Wheeler, Andrea Dulberger, Heathcote Williams, Gerry Loose, and Dougald Hine.

My apologies to anyone whose web presence I’ve garbled.

Please set me straight if you can, along with links for the ones I couldn’t find.




My Entry in the PAAM 12 x 12 Show


The Provincetown Art Association and Museum holds an annual Members Show. Members submit a single work on a 12″ x 12″ Masonite panel. There is a silent auction of the works for the duration of the show with bidding starting at $125. Forty percent goes to support the Museum.

My entry this year is this still life, Amaryllis.