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A Day at the Races


There is a warm winter sun on my face, a powder-blue sky above, and a field of winking-white snow expands before my stretched out legs. I am not doing anything so energetic as skiing --... more

Where runners go

Where runners go


We love to fill our lungs with deep breaths of fresh air... but not when the air is laced with car and truck exhaust. We love to lose ourselves in the simple mantra we repeat... more

Catholic Samurai and the European Landscape.

Catholic Samurai and the European Landscape.


How the arrival of Catholic samurai in Rome in 1585 and 1615 should have a relationship to my development as a landscape painter has been like a detective story without a villain. My story spans... more

The Gifu Symphony Orchestra


The Gifu Symphony Orchestra Vienna tour, “our biggest dream has come true” Our longest-cherished aspiration and biggest "dream", playing on the stage of "Musikverein" in Vienna, the City of Music has come true in May, 2009.... more