The Blog

  • M4R to iPhone Ringtone

    How Turn Your Custom .m4r Files Into An iPhone Ringtone In 4 Steps You’ve gotten to this page because you just dropped a bunch of $$$ on a new iPhone and have spent hours (possibly days) trying to get ringtones onto that stupid, bleeping, bleepidy-bleep iPhone.  If you’re traditionally a PC Microsoft-type person like me, this…

  • Elements Of Creating An Adult Coloring Book

    Here’s what I’ve learned from self publishing via Amazon’s Createspace: Once you’ve got your paper orientation worked out, I recommend using a vector based program (if you’ll be making your designs in the computer).  If you like to ink by hand, great, but you’re going to need some image-editing software to erase artifacts and be sure…

  • 3 Important Tips For Showing Your Paintings In A Gallery

    3 Important Tips For Showing Your Paintings In A Gallery

    If you’ll be showing your work at business establishments (restaurants, galleries, community centers…etc.), here are a few things to keep in mind: 1 – Secure your wire.  Many locations require that your work be secured with pliers so it doesn’t fall off the wall and land in someone’s soup.  I like to use little eyelet screws and…

  • Joggling Newbie

    In late January 2016 – I decided to take up juggling and got myself a pair of balls.  Ironically, I share a last name with this “Mister M.” guy, but there is no relation (as far as I know, he only looks like me a little bit).    I didn’t start out with his video.…

  • Breakfast Salad

    Breakfast Salad

    Ever since I read “Born To Run”, I’ve been making these salads for breakfast.  Mind you, that isn’t what the book was about.  It was mostly about running long distances – but there was one paragraph (just a single paragraph) that covered the subject of “salad for breakfast”.  It mentioned that a salad for breakfast…

  • Windows 10 Update

    Windows 10 Update

    I decided to update my Surface Pro 3 running Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.  Here’s how it went (roughly): I first noticed the cool interface.  I liked that the start screen was back (for desktop mode at least).  However, all of my pinned items were out of order.  So I spent some time re-ordering them.…

  • Surface Pro 3 (Artist Review)

    Pre-order drama I might as well start this story from the very beginning.  I pre-ordered the i5 128 with the keyboard maybe a few weeks before the release date.  Roughly 5 days before it was going to ship, I get this e-mail stating that I had canceled my order.  I didn’t authorize any kind of…

  • The Job(s)

    I’ve been working on a short film called “Ogre & The Mermaid”.  You can find out more about it here: http://ogremermaid.blogspot.com I’ve also recently picked up an instructing position with “Paintnite.”  People seem to really enjoy themselves.  For those of you who don’t know what it is, well, you grab a friend, family member or date…

  • the latest projects

    For those of you who’ve been wondering: I’m not dead, between projects and other things, I just haven’t had much time to blog. While diving into existential-land and pondering the true meaning of blogging, I’ve run many miles and drank many cups of caffeine.  When I have a revelation about blogging, I’ll be sure to…

  • My First Publication!

    For the first time, and from my blog to your eyeballs, I’d like to present to you: “THAT FISH ON YOUR DISH” (A book for children with eco-conscious parents) This is my first publication.  I created this out of concern I’ve had for fish that are red-listed (or endangered) because of poor fishing practices or…