Monday, June 18, 2007

Welcome to The Vincent van Gogh Gallery

Just saw a program about Vincent van Gogh on PBS. He is my favorite painter ever. When I look at his landscapes they draw me in. I somehow feel as if I'm living there. In the case of his self portraits, as crazy as it sounds, I feel as if I'm living inside his head. The following link provides lots of info on his life, forums, wallpaper downloads, and more. If you're not familiar with Van Gogh I strongly encourage you to click. You'll discover a painter who engages your emotions in a way few other painters do. If you are familiar with him I also encourage you to click. You'll rediscover, as I did, why you love Van Gogh's art. For now I'll say good night.
Welcome to The Vincent van Gogh Gallery

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day

Today is Father's Day. My dad died when I was 19, still deep in my rebellious stage. As a result, our relationship was somewhat strained. The man who called me JT when I was young will always be somewhat of an enigma to me because of his untimely passing. I do like to think that he would be pleased that I straightened my life out after he died and achieved much, if not all, that he wished for me. I also like to think that if he had lived to a ripe old age (he'd be 82 this year) we would have developed a mutual respect and the father son relationship that never came to be because I was a dumb ass rebel who thought he knew everything. I miss my dad and have been thinking of him today.

If your dad is still living, I hope you will give him what he wants most: unconditional love. Happy Father's Day! Good night.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Seabiscuit revisited

Just finished rereading "Seabiscuit" by Laura Hillenbrand. While the movie captures the heart of Seabiscuit's story, it doesn't tell it all. For that, you need to read her painstakingly researched and wonderfully written book. As she said in the interview reprinted at the end of the book, her aim was to write a nonfiction book that read like a novel. At that she succeeded brilliantly. I won't ruin it by providing details, but I can't recommend the book highly enough. Good night.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Battle of the Bulge Veterans, Home

In keeping with my posts about VBOB and Memorial Day, this is my personal web site about the veterans of the Battle of the Bulge. It may seem like shameless self promotion, but I beg to differ.

I started the site after the first VBOB meeting I went to with my buddy Doug. While I don't update the site as often as I should, it's been a pleasure to maintain ever since. I encourage you to explore all the links and make whatever comments you desire.
Battle of the Bulge Veterans, Home

Good night.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

BBC NEWS | Programmes | Happiness Formula

This is a very interesting site about the science of happiness. Am I happy? According to the quiz I am, and I have to agree. But there's lots of other fascinating stuff here, including articles, videos, and more. Enjoy it at your pleasure (pun intended). More later.
BBC NEWS | Programmes | Happiness Formula

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I work in health care, love books, love music, enjoy the internet, my friends, and my routine. 8-)