Boobie Blue: Footwear For Sex Appeal

Boobie Blue: Footwear For Sex Appeal

Even before Elvis crooned about blue suede shoes, the Galapagos boobies knew azure footwear was sexy. Since boobies are opportunistic maters, guys learn to keep up appearances. Healthy male birds dive up to 70 ft. down to feed on sardines that provide the carotenoids...
CRABS n’ COLD BEER – A Lesson in Perspective

CRABS n’ COLD BEER – A Lesson in Perspective

The facts surrounding events in our lives matter little. What matters are the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening around us. For example: It was a stunningly beautiful day and I was driving along Ecuador’s Pacific Coast “Ruta del Sol” passing the fishing...
WE ARE MADE OF STARDUST

WE ARE MADE OF STARDUST

“Estamos hechos de polvo de estrellas.” Awakening from the destruction and disbelief of a 7.9 earthquake, the coastal peoples of Ecuador began to pick up the pieces. They moved rubble, cried over lost loved ones and somehow found a way face the future. It took a month...
Can chocolate really heal holiday brain stress?

Can chocolate really heal holiday brain stress?

So here’s the deal—there’s a strong correlation between anxiety rising and blood sugar dropping…between surges in dark-thinking and the body’s low fuel warning. Giving ourselves a treat is a healing thing to do when we choose foods that support our over-burdened...
The Shoeshine Siesta

The Shoeshine Siesta

While painting this siesta scene of the shoeshine stand, I couldn’t keep myself from constantly yawning. Relaxation is so contagious. The dusty, small town of Jipijapa (pronounced “Hippy-Hoppa”) is home to about 75,000 people. Most farm the surrounding verdant land of...
Our Perfectly Imperfect Lives

Our Perfectly Imperfect Lives

The life of a fisherman is one of perpetual hope. Each evening he leaves the shore for a night of hard ocean labor, hoping this will be the time he hoists in the “big one.” It’s like that for me as an artist. I’m constantly casting about for that perfectly expressive...

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