the view at 65 is worth it

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I can't stop thinking

I should have known that going back to school at 65 would kick-start some remote trigger somewhere to creative thinking. And not about the study courses either. Like RAM, Random Access Meandering through a brain that’s been trained to think visually. Just can’t help it. It’s not that I don’t have anything else to do getting ready to go back to school. My mind teems with ideas, work-in-progress, if I want to sound professional. So, I’ve started a new series of fine art drawings to keep myself from getting into trouble. Plus, I’m tackling the arduous task of figuring out how to post reliable material into Wikipedia’s encyclopedic reservoirs. The news series is called “The Cerulean Dream Cycle.” So, if you’re really interested, think of it as my university “communications and technology” project and check it out on

Friday, March 5, 2010

Countdown 58 days to Spring Institute

It’s just 58 days before I drive to Edmonton to attend the Spring Institute at the University of Alberta, and mark the formal beginning of my graduate studies. Actually the trip will probably begin a couple of days earlier to afford myself some special time with my grandchildren in Kelowna, plus savor the never-ending majesty of coastal BC and the interior mountains. I’ve driven through the Fraser Canyon, Marble Canyon, Kicking Horse Pass, Rogers Pass, the Columbia Icefields Highway, to far-reaching valleys in between and beyond, many times over the years. Each time the trip was a profound inspiration to never “retire” from the awesome journey called life. I hope I can sit still long enough in Edmonton to take in all the lectures and stop listening to that inside restless voice that whispers, “there’s a place you haven’t seen yet. It’s being prepared and waiting for you.”

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