The Gateway, Tangier

THE GATEWAY, TANGIER

Henry Ossawa Tanner, Gateway, Tangier

Rereading: In Conversation with God by Francis Fernandez-Carvajal

REREADING: IN CONVERSATION WITH GOD BY FRANCIS FERNANDEZ-CARVAJAL

I first reviewed this in 2004, way back when I began my blog. When someone brought up A. Sertillanges the other day, I realized I knew...

 
 
 
The Banjo Lesson

THE BANJO LESSON

Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Banjo Lesson

Gospel of Matthew: Everyone Who Acknowledges Me

GOSPEL OF MATTHEW: EVERYONE WHO ACKNOWLEDGES ME

Matthew 10:26-33 Chapter 10 has Jesus' exhortation telling his followers not to be afraid. At the end of this section his comments...

 
 
 
Sand Dunes at Sunset, Atlantic City

SAND DUNES AT SUNSET, ATLANTIC CITY

Sand Dunes at Sunset, Atlantic City , Henry Ossawa Tanner

A Movie You Might Have Missed 14: How to Murder Your Wife

A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 14: HOW TO MURDER YOUR WIFE

It's been 10 years since I began this series highlighting movies I wished more people knew about. I'm rerunning it from the beginning...

 
 
 

JULIE AND SCOTT LOOKED FOR GRENDEL'S MOM'S LAIR BUT ENDED UP AT SIX FLAGS

They were glad they left their armor behind. While riding the Texas SkyScreamer, they discussed Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney. Episode...

The Annunciation

THE ANNUNCIATION

Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Annunciation I have really enjoyed Henry Ossawa Tanner's art ever since I first came across it a couple of...

 
 
 

WELL SAID: A MARKED STOP BRINGS RIGHT PERCEPTION

Taking into account where he was, the interest that had first brought him there when he had been free to keep away, and the gentle...

GEORGE FLOYD, THE CATHOLIC RESPONSE, AND WHERE IT LEAVES US

I received an email from a long-time reader who said that the recent news about George Floyd has been blasting from most news sources...

 
 
 

HOW AND WHY TO COOK

'Now, just one more question, Mrs. Appleyard,' the Editor said, hoping she would break another cookie. 'I've heard it said that a well-known...

Busy Time

BUSY TIME

Busy Time , Remo Savisaar

 
 
 
Mayan Ruins

MAYAN RUINS

Mayan Ruins, Yucatan , Robert S. Duncanson

A Movie You Might Have Missed 13: Bullets Over Broadway

A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 13: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY

It's been 10 years since I began this series highlighting movies I wished more people knew about. I'm rerunning it from the beginning...

 
 
 

EXILES AND FRESH FISH

Noone who has ever lived by the sea feels quite at home when fish comes out of a can. The first thing these exiles ask for on coming...

Gospel of Matthew: Sharing a meal with sinners

GOSPEL OF MATTHEW: SHARING A MEAL WITH SINNERS

Matthew 9:9-13 After Matthew was called by Jesus, they went together to Matthew's for dinner. And the Pharisees get their knickers...

 
 
 
Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist

SOLEMNITY OF THE BIRTH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

This feast, a segment of Advent in the season of Ordinary Time, makes us aware of the wonderful inner relationship between the sacred...

EATING THE FOOD OF THE COUNTRY WHERE YOU HAPPEN TO BE

For people who never live somewhere near the sea, Mrs. Appleyard has a profound pity. Fortunately most of the inland dwellers do not...

 
 
 
I am trying to think of the last time I waited so excitedly for a chance to sit down and read the Bible

I AM TRYING TO THINK OF THE LAST TIME I WAITED SO EXCITEDLY FOR A CHANCE TO SIT DOWN AND READ THE BIBLE

That's because my new Word on Fire Bibles arrived. We got the evangelization pack which had one leather-bound version and 4 paperback...

"Sometimes you put off a book review because you are nervous that you will not do it justice."

"SOMETIMES YOU PUT OFF A BOOK REVIEW BECAUSE YOU ARE NERVOUS THAT YOU WILL NOT DO IT JUSTICE."

That's how Jeff Miller (a.k.a. The Curt Jester in Catholic blogging) begins his review of Thus Sayeth the Lord. I couldn't be more...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Whidbey Sky

Whidbey Sky

Whidbey Sky, 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board, 2019 The was painted last year on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. View purchase information here. Please contact me if you have... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “DESIGN IN TEXTURE AND...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “DESIGN IN TEXTURE AND WARMTH” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

A very textured piece with unconventional accents including altered Tyvek. This piece reminded me of what you might see if there was a shoreline in the desert. The colors... Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting...

Impressionist Landscape, Mountain Landscape, Trees, Fine Art Oil Painting “Blue Pond” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

24"x20" Oil on Panel/Available $1800 Read more ...

Coronavirus Art Series, Mixed Media Painting, Framed Art,Contemporary Art “A...

Coronavirus Art Series, Mixed Media Painting, Framed Art,Contemporary Art “A Way Out

This is the first of three paintings done during the coronavirus lockdown. This painting has a lot of movement and a lot of suggestions. .. a door, a staircase, footprints, a... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “DESIGN IN TEXTURE AND...

Abstract Mixed Media Art, Contemporary Painting, “DESIGN IN TEXTURE AND WARMTH” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

A very textured piece with unconventional accents including altered Tyvek. This piece reminded me of what you might see if there was a shoreline in the desert. The colors... Read more ...

“Rigorous Color System for Artists, Part 1: Color Theory

“Rigorous Color System for Artists, Part 1: Color Theory

I am very happy to announce that my color course "Rigorous Color System for Artists" begins to get its fruition. The first class of the course is "Color Theory". It is... Read more ...

Fujifilm Unveils the GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Medium-Format Wide-Angle Lens

Fujifilm Unveils the GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR Medium-Format Wide-Angle Lens

Fujifilm has unveiled the new FUJINON GF 30mm f/3.5 R WR , a lightweight, high-resolution, wide-angle lens for GFX medium-format cameras with a 35mm-equivalent focal length of... Read more ...

Rereading: In Conversation with God by Francis Fernandez-Carvajal

Rereading: In Conversation with God by Francis Fernandez-Carvajal

I first reviewed this in 2004, way back when I began my blog. When someone brought up A. Sertillanges the other day, I realized I knew the name well and had read many quotes by... Read more ...

The Gateway, Tangier

The Gateway, Tangier

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Toby Rosenthal, American Expatriate

Toby Rosenthal, American Expatriate

Toby Edward Rosenthal (1848-1917) was born in Connecticut, spent his youth in San Francisco, and then moved to Germany around age 17 where he apparently spent much of the rest... Read more ...