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Life Is Art

Life is art. It’s not a painting, a sculpture, a novel, or a piece of music, but it has a lot in common with these things because living is a creative undertaking. Each new day presents us with a blank canvas, and it is up to us to fill it with shapes, colors, work, play, and joy. External forces and events beyond our control also influence our days, and sometimes they bring with them hardship and sorrow. Even so, we remain the artists. In the end, how we live and how we respond to the challenges of life is up to us. Life is not only a creative enterprise – it’s also a learning process.

Celebrating Silver Foxes: Men And Women With Grey Hair

To me there is nothing more attractive, sexy and foxy, than grey hair.

And that goes for men AND women.

Even as a kid I remember looking at people with either salt and pepper or completely grey/silver hair, and couldn't wait for the day when my own hair would start turning.

And that day arrived when I was 27-years old and the person who was cutting my hair at the time said, "Ron...I don't want to alarm you but you're starting to get a patch of grey hair on the back of your head." Well, you would have thought I had won the four million dollar lottery because I got soooo freakin' excited.

Photography: A Beautiful Monochrome Day

Earlier this week, on an overcast and drizzly day, I decided to take my camera for a walk and snap some pictures. I figured that because it was a grey day, I'd experiment with the monochrome setting on my Canon so that the images would hopefully capture what the day felt and looked like to me. And just for the record, I have a great affection for grey and rainy days. Most people find them depressing, however, I find them calming, comforting, and cozy. Additionally, I find them visually beautiful and inspiring.

The Shirley Temple Mocktail

Are you anything like me whenever you go on YouTube?

I go there to search for one thing, yet I inevitably seem to get distracted by clicking the videos on the sidebar so that before I know it (and sometimes THREE hours later), find myself watching videos
I had no intention of watching. I end up getting sidetracked and lost in what I refer to as the "YouTube Abyss."

Well, such as it was last week when I came across a short documentary (and don't ask me how the hell I got there) on the life of Shirley Temple. I immediately had flashbacks of watching Shirley Temple movies with my mother on Saturday afternoons because she absolutely LOVED her. But not only did it bring back memories of the adorable child star singing and tap dancing, it also reminded me of the drink Shirley Temple.