Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Squirrels, Chipmunks and Mice, Oh My!

photo by Madeline

When I was a little kid living in Ferndale, Michigan, I really wanted to catch a squirrel. I set up a box, propped up by a stick with a string on it, and baited it with peanut butter on a popsicle stick. My plan was to wait until a squirrel ate the peanut butter, and then pull the stick out, capturing the animal under a cardboard box. What I thought I'd do next, I dont' know. But it never got that far. So lately, I've been trapping these little critters in my yard here in Northern Minnesota. In the last two weeks, I've caught 8 squirrels, 6 chipmunks, 5 mice and two birds. I drive them a few miles up the shore and release them. I guess this is a childhood dream come true, but now I just don't want them around.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Radio Show Tonight!

I'll be on the air from 7-10 pm tonight with Madeline joining me in the studio from 7-8:30. To webstream it, just go to and click on the moose.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Grand Portage Photo by Jeffrey Specht

This is one of Jeffrey's photos on display in the Timouth Gallery.

Current Painting Exhibitions

My paintings can currently be seen at:

Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, Grand Marais, MN
Betsy Bowen Gallery, Grand Marais, MN
Chez Jude, Grand Marais, MN
Angry Trout Cafe, Grand Marais, MN
The Pie Place, Grand Marais, MN
Wild Onion, Grand Marais, MN
Coho Cafe, Tofte, MN
Last Chance Gallery, Lutsen, MN
Red Mug Coffee House/Art Gallery, Superior, WI
Timouth Gallery, Grand Marais, MN

Reader Weekly, September 6, 2007

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Madeline plays a "D"

Meme and Pepe gave us a guitar for Christmas a couple years ago. Madeline's taken a real interest in it.

Another shot at the Red Mug

It's such a relief to have the paintings down in Superior. I think they look great in that space. The Red Mug has a really cool bohemian feel. I understand the building used to be the Superior City Hall. Anyway, it has partially plastered stone walls, a really cool brick focal point which is the gateway to "the pit." I was there for a couple hours today, and saw a diverse mix of people come in, surf the web, eat, drink coffee, talk, play with toys and just hang out. I like to think of my paintings being a backdrop for that slice of life.

Red Mug

Falling Awake, Love Is The Only Thing That's Free, Laughter Was The Sound Of Choice

Red Mug

Today I hung 19 paintings at the Red Mug in Superior, WI. Each diptych and triptych is one piece, so it's actually 23 canvases. Reception this Saturday from 5-8 pm.

Pictured: Dream Diptych, Hoop Cave Triptych

Sunday, September 02, 2007

World's Best Donuts, Grand Marais, MN

Everyone keeps talking about these being the final days of summer. That, of course, means only one thing. The Donut Shop will be closing in Grand Marais. For the better part of 20 summers, a certain booth in the Donut Shop has been displaying photos of the Young Family on a vacation out west with their Donut Shop cups. The Badlands, Thermopolis Wyoming, the capital building in Pierre. The donut shop will close on Madeline's birthday this year, and we'll make it through the winter with the help of my new deep fryer.

Cook County News Herald, Aug 31, 2007

Timouth on WTIP 90.7 FM

I'll be hosting shows on WTIP from 7-10 pm Central time on September 6 and September 13, 2007. You can tune in online at

Saturday, September 01, 2007