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as long as you want and aspire to what you are told to want and aspire to, you will never be satisfied. look within and see what it is you really need and who you really aspire to be. then remember that we live on a globe and that there are infinite ways to get from one point to another. the shortest distance is not always the most fulfilling.

Born in Ekalaka, Montana (southeast corner)

Currently live in The Old Pueblo (Tucson, Arizona)

Have lived in Plentywood, Montana (northeast corner) - Wishaw, Scotland (near Glasgow) - Montclair, New Jersey (due west of NYC) - Putney, Vermont - Burlington, Vermont - Des Moines, Iowa - Portland Oregon - San Francisco, California - Seal Beach, California - Brooklyn, NY - Phoenix, Arizona

High School: The Putney School, Putney Vermont

Graduated from: Montclair High School, Montclair New Jersey, 1976

College: University of Vermont

Art School: Pratt Institute 1980-82

Go to church - in the Grand Canyon - not often enough. (my church is expanding)

Make art - because that is who I am

Happily married on 4-4-09. Amicably divorced as of January, 2015.

Vote - always

Read - a lot more since I sold my TV

Talk - faster than I think (I know the taste of my foot well)

Sing - only when I am alone

Cry - without reservation

Give blood - not so much any more. I ought to.

"Once, a man, like the Sea I raged.
Once, a woman, like the Earth I gave.
And there is in fact more Earth than Sea."

- Peter Gabriel writing for Genesis

The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it, you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly colored and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question, is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, "hey - don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride..." And we... kill those people. Ha ha "Shut him up." "We have a lot invested in this ride. Shut him up. Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real." Just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter because: It's just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defences each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.
- the late Bill Hicks

A gift with expectations is no gift at all.
Friendship is a gift.

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