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A couple of friends enjoyed a hobbie of fast cars and jet fuel the other day under the springtime sun. The car blew some smoke and rushed on down the lane while we just looked on in wonder. It was a fun moment of simple pleasures under the canopy of trees at a local camping spot. A good time and that's about all I needed at the time.
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I take a stand on the one that fell right after I got home from work ready to just relax and sit out the storm that came through town today. Little did I know I was about to hear a rather surprising sound of a treefall and be in for a workout helping to cut and carry it out of our way.
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A tree landed on our back parking area it came from our back neighbor who never trimmed his trees back so this one fell today after a soaking heavy rain storm. Luck for me I decided to park in the street this afternoon which is actually a very odd thing for me to do. If I had parked in the back, then my little Toyota would have been crushed and flattened quite well by this huge tree that fell. Adrian cut it up. He also had his Toyota pickup truck moved just well enough out of the way so that it too was left undamaged. Tonight I am counting my Blessings as my Mom use to say that I should be doing. Tonight I am.

George Gross and My Own "Fun"

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It's been a free ride but I need to pay up. I mostly work to paint and paint to live but to love is what it's really all about. It was George Gross a WWII painter who lived in Pre-WWII Germany that coined that phrase and it's sort of stuck with me all these years..hat's off to him. He really had a lot of guts to stick it to the fascist in their own homeland, it was only through a stroke of luck or God's Will (whichever you want to believe in) that he got out of Germany just in the nick of time before they were to come after him. He then lived in the good old USA until his death. He put meaning into every painting and drawing he did and told it like it is ya know...anyway I too began working in that vein but as with most survivors we mellow with age and I certainly am not any exception to that rule: my paintings today are rather decorative when one might compare them with what I was painting in my Academy of fine arts days. So it goes but I do still enjoy a …