allo? allo?

for the last 2 weeks my life has been nothing but a series of days where i sleep, drink water, eat a little, blow my nose and cough. i have that deep chest, rattling cough that makes anyone within 10 feet of you cringe. anyway, i hope to eventually do something with this here corner of the blogopodcastwebnetsophere.

in the meantime, here are some paintings i finished recently:



this is a portrait i did last summer from one of my parents' wedding photos:

july 22 1972


just finished reading...

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson: while a little long (1100 pages) this is an enjoyable read. at least it was once I decided to skim all the geeky math shit and lack of interesting female characters. stephenson is the d&d/gamer/math geek's clive cussler...but funnier...and not as predictable.