Wednesday, May 26, 2021

"A new chapter" is a pretty over-used phrase, nonetheless...

One year later...

Gosh...has it been a year already?  

I've been enjoying every (every) moment of this thing called retirement.  I'm healthier, happier, and younger than I was a year ago.  It's been a tonic.

In Fall I start at nearby Hagerstown Community College, to get an associates degree in visual arts.  How 'bout them apples?

Me at HCC

I've always been an artist (even posting some of my work on this blog as the years went by) but an entirely untrained one.  I'm going down this new path because I want the history, the rigor, and the training that a formal, academic, studio and classroom setting can bring.   Plus, I expect it to be really fun.

This is the Kepler Performing and Visual Arts Center; it's one of the newest buildings on campus. This is where I will be spending all of my classroom and studio-time.

I'm immensely looking forward to this experience, and I'm very excited to start on August 15, with Art (appreciation) 101  and Drawing 102.

I'll keep you posted as things develop; until then... 

gaudeamus igitur, baby!


Friday, March 26, 2021

Old retired ranger Mannie would love to hear from you.

 Hi gang,

Though my rangering days are over, I'd be happy to talk with you about the parks I've worked at, or just rangering in general.

Happy trails,