Yearly Archives: 2018

Department Store Santy

By |2023-03-04T23:02:30-08:00December 26th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

The skinny old guy sitting in my office was saying, “I don’t have no family, so long hours on a holiday don’t bother me any.  You can count on me, I been a Santy for [...]

Mimeo Memories

By |2023-03-04T23:02:30-08:00December 21st, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

The magic of Christmas has been written about by far more interesting writers than I, but I had my own special experience with the season.Let’s talk Christmas presents. The best present I ever got from [...]

The Opioid Addict Next Door

By |2023-03-04T23:02:30-08:00December 21st, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

The Opioid epidemic, which easily drifts from the public spotlight, continues to rage on.But as shameful and devastating as it is, it’s only one aspect of America’s drug woes.Of course, drug addiction has been around [...]


By |2023-03-04T23:02:31-08:00November 21st, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

May the holidays provide you rest, peace, space for your own thoughts, hope where none has been able to thrive, enjoyment of people you love, a little exercise, delicious food, some insights, opportunities, and an [...]


By |2023-03-04T23:02:31-08:00November 15th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

In my youth, I believed that when I got to be a certain age, (such as the age I am now) I would have become “wise”. Silly me. That’s almost as silly as believing that [...]

Fiction: The Mulberry Tree

By |2023-03-04T23:02:31-08:00November 2nd, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

This is a story that flitted into my mind one morning a couple of weeks ago, and reminded me of stories I’ve read in The New Yorker magazine written by Japanese writers and translated into [...]


By |2023-03-04T23:02:31-08:00October 23rd, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

My mother, Marion Ross, to whom I owe so much, is celebrating her 90th birthday this month. She’s had such an inspiring and positive effect on my life and on the lives of my family, [...]


By |2023-03-04T23:02:31-08:00October 12th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

As empathy is a part of the physical universe, it naturally has an evil twin. In my case, my empathy has helped me to master impressions and create performances, as well as paintings, illustrations, portraits, [...]


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