Thursday, May 31, 2018


Make of it what you wish. But, these two are great buddies and always have been; essentially fish and salad who regardless of size, mingle very nicely. Oh, and they deliver a great message. They are Carp 'N' Diem.
                ANNOUNCEMENT:  Hope you can make it to the Artsbridge Merchants and Artists Walk on Friday, June First, 2018 in Parkersburg, WV. I'll be exhibiting my pareidolic works in the Plaza beside the United Bank building, on Market Street; A nice place to take a break on a bench, under a tree and view my art.
                Just down the street in front of Cham's Restaurant, I'll be sharing some time singing and making music with Mike and Rich in a trio we call Fluid Drive. I hope you'll stop by and say hello.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Inline Incline

Few things earn my time on line. I saw these Jello people waiting in line and thought: Better them than me. However, it's not a good idea to let children wander off. Families should stay together. But hey, that's just me.
     In my book, Marine Tigers: A NewyoRican Story, I get into family life and family influences.

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Cinnamon ladies eyeing a colorful summer scene, while they get eyeballed by a glazed pastry person just behind and out of their view.

Friday, March 2, 2018



Tuesday, February 13, 2018


This guy's either delivering the goods or stealing them! Either way, he seems intent on taking his/her pizza body somewhere and including his/her partner along to the event; lunch, dinner, what?
I wonder if they're escaping being eaten. Is there such a thing? Could they be running away from their destiny in some surreal universe? I only know they're delicious and I, as so many of us, love to eat pizza and washing it down with 'soda' as I call it.

Saturday, January 6, 2018


HAPPY NEW YEAR - I thought I'd start the year off by bringing you this ambiguous beauty I call: Beauty In Unison. Healthy, strong and with an attractive appearance, dominant fragrance, a temptation to those with a taste for the appeal of this pungent vegetable.
     I went looking for it in my Webster's Dictionary and it is described as an allium. I always think of garlic as this little powerfully flavored relative of the onion. And my dictionary agrees.
     I found beauty in this portion of an illustration showing ingredients for the making of one of my favorite foods - Pizza. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

MARINE TIGERS: A NewyoRican Story

     HAPPY THANKSGIVING - I want to extend a special Thank You to all of you who have bought my book. The response has been awesome.

          Thanks also for all the positive remarks. The song my son wrote "Marine Tigers" for his band's current album, "Always Foreign" by The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, was inspired by my book. The song has received raves from critics. In particular, Pitchfork music website rated it highly. It is one of many websites where the video of the song "Marine Tigers" can be seen.
            Marine Tigers is about my and my family's assimilation into American life; arriving in the New York City harbor on a ship called the Marine Tiger. So many of us came on the Marine Tiger in the forties, that many New Yorkers began referring to us as "Marine Tigers" or simply "Tigers" thus the title of the book.
               The book not only follows as we make our way into Americana, but includes characters and life in general as we experienced it, with all its highs and lows, from my point of view.
                My book is available at