"I'm not even an atheist so much as I am an anti-theist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches, and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful." - Christopher Hitchens in Letters to a Young Contrarian.
I am a painter. I also write, take photographs, wrangle dogs, garden, and travel when I can. People say I should have been a librarian or archivist of some sort. I think I should have been a paleontologist.
Recently divorced after thirteen years. Figuring out the life that follows. Looking for peace. After five years in New York City, I’ve relocated to rural New England. I like the quiet. I like the forest. I like snow. I like buying fresh, local goat's milk cheese at the general store.
I have always had rescue dogs and you can see two of them throughout these pages. I eat Indian food every chance I get, but never say no to Chinese. Two of my favorite living musicians are Tom Waits and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. Some of my favorite authors are Samuel Beckett, Gene Wolfe, and William Heinesen. Some of my favorite films are Henry Fool, Hannah and Her Sisters, My Dinner with André, Stalker, and Through a Glass Darkly.
I also have advanced rapid-cycling Bipolar I. Accordingly, I take medication to control it. Mostly it works, but there are still bad days. I write about it here sometimes.
This is chapter four of my life.
Faroe - The village of Gásadalur - Northern Lights