A short video on painter, Gert Johan Manschot. https://vimeo.com/travisleeratcliff/artofthemoment Dutch painter, Gert Johan Manschot, paints from his hill country studio outside of Austin, Texas. His paintings are born from a period of deep contemplative meditation in front of the canvas. As a lifelong meditator and student of Zen Buddhism, Manschot has interwoven the process of … Continue reading Art of the Moment.
Don’t get me wrong. I love my Kindle. It lets me carry a whole library around in my backpack at less than the weight of a single book. I can easily highlight and make annotations. And I can read in bed at night without disturbing Kelly. Bet despite this. For me at least, the Kindle … Continue reading Book vs Kindle.
Well its been a little while now since Ripley took us for a decent ride. But that is all about to be sorted. In a couple of weeks Kelly, Juno and I will be heading north on a 4 week trip up to the Sunshine Coast. We have just fitted a Thule bike rack so … Continue reading May trip north.
It is a cold, overcast morning. I am sitting at a coffee shop with Juno flopped at my side, sipping slowly on both a brew and a book. Im currently reading About this Life by Barry Lopez. Mr Lopez is an American author who writes both fiction and non-fiction. I am finding his essays on … Continue reading Reading: About this LIfe.
Kelly and I have been trying to work out a way that we can take Juno out with us on our bikes when we are away travelling. One option is to use a purpose built dog trailer (or child trailer) that pulls behind the bike. But these things are bulky (and expensive) and require extra … Continue reading Juno on wheels.
Juno spent 10 minutes intently gazing a blowfly dying on the carpet. What goes on in that little head of yours little buddy?