Butterflies. Kyra Mills, 2020, watercolor.

This site would be a whole lot bleaker/blander without the colorful paintings my friend Kyra Mills occasionally shares with me.

Here in the Midwest, our memory of Summery things can fade quickly, so dose yourself up with some butterflies!

You … the rest “Butterflies”


You seen any chickens?

On the way home from rowing practice this morning I came across a pair of foxes. They wouldn’t stand together for a photo, but they seemed to be having a good time.


KU Crew dock. Burcham Park, Lawrence KS.
KU Crew dock. Burcham Park, Lawrence KS. My office.

On a recent Facebook post, one of my friends made the comment “Crew coaches have the nicest offices.”

Here’s what mine looked like at 6 am this morning. It was 21º but you can’t ignore water like that. We launched … the rest “Office”

It Begins

Day 4 of prep for this year’s holiday challenge. Ramping up the mileage for a tough attempt. Last year I rowed to beat the Concept 2 200,000 meter challenge for the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, I have … the rest “It Begins”


A Yorkshire Lane in November, John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1873


I was just extremely early for my Thursday doctor’s appointment. I guess I’ll hit the voting line a bit earlier than I thought.

I See You.

Tiger. Kyra Mills, 2020, watercolor.