Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sketching a Trip


I sketched a trip from Santa Cruz, California,  to Victoria, British Columbia via San Jose and Port Angeles, Washington. I rendered quickly, without regard to detail. It was liberating.

At the San Jose airport.

In flight, I sketched some of the mountains in the Cascade Range.

At Sea-Tac.

A few sketches in Port Angeles, as I waited for the Coho ferry to Victoria.

From 'the top of the stairs'.

This is a group of teenage Inuit Alaskan boys on a field trip on the bow of the Coho about mid-way across the Straight of Juan de Fuca.

A crude map of Alaska showing the towns where they were from, and a freighter.

Victoria, British Columbia.

Approaching the harbor at Victoria. We were moving, so I drew these quickly.

Off the boat, I had more time to sketch the Empress Hotel.

Returning to Port Angeles.

Deck hand.

 Port Angeles at the foot of the Olympic Range.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Religion is a Mighty Bulwark

Terrace,  Mt. Carmel

"And among the teachings of Baha'u'llah is that religion is a mighty bulwark. If the edifice of religion shakes and totters, commotion and chaos will ensue and the order of things will be utterly upset, for in the world of mankind there are two safeguards that protect man from wrongdoing. One is the law which punishes the criminal; but the law prevents only the manifest crime and not the concealed sin; whereas the ideal safeguard, namely, the religion of God, prevents both the manifest and the concealed crime, trains man, educates morals, compels the adoption of virtues and is the all-inclusive power which guarantees the felicity of the world of mankind. But by religion is meant that which is ascertained by investigation and not that which is based on mere imitation, the foundations of Divine Religions and not human imitations."

---Abdu'l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Apollo-Soyuz by Kerry A Faraone

Apollo-Soyuz by Kerry A Faraone 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

USCG Air Station Sitka, Alaska

Personnel from USCG Air Station Sitka, Alaska, marching on the 4th of July.  The Command Master Chief  is marching a few paces behind on the left side of the banner.

Thursday, June 28, 2018


When a boy in San Francisco, I thought about how fun it would be to ride a Flexy down 20th Street.  Thankfully, it never happened--my odds of survival  were low.

Flexys were crafted of steel, wood, and a little bit of rubber.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Валентина Терешкова

Today is the 55th anniversary of the first woman in space, Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́ва). She hasn't been in space since that flight, but at 81 years old, she has volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars.

Путин награди легендарната Валентина Терешкова за заслуги към Отечеството.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh, Bahjí, Israel.

Shrine of Baha'u'llah, Bahji, Israel

Monday, June 11, 2018

Grandpa on 20th Street

Only God and I heard my grandpa pray for "all the poor boys who died in Korea."

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Cats in Suits

 "Do they serve tuna?"

 "There will be six of us for dinner tonight, Jarvis.  We'll be eating out of silver bowls."

Kentucky Colonel

"Jason Robards? Can't say I've heard of him".

"Great.  The driver is a dog".