Weekly Recap – May 22nd, 2015

Two weeks down at the gym. If my memory had somehow been wiped, my aching muscles would have no problem reminding me what I’ve been through. All told, it probably takes me an extra ten minutes to climb the stairs after leg day. But it’s the kind of pain that feels good, you know? (before you think me too weird, I’m just talking about …

Weekly Recap – May 15th, 2015

To steal a line from Aerosmith (or Gene Autry, depending on your age and tastes), “I’m back in the saddle again.” My particular saddle is a squat rack, but there’s no riding into the sunset. In fact, at 5:00 in the morning, there’s no sun. I resolved to get up early at least three times a week so I can …

Weekly Recap – May 8th, 2015

Friday seemed to take its sweet time getting here, but I never lost faith. The week has been busy (what’s new?), but I managed to squeeze in a book review. I’ve also been reading Wild Things, a book on nurturing boys into adulthood which pulls its inspiration from Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are. It looks like mom and …

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Weekly Recap – May 1st, 2015

Today’s recap is really late, and really brief, since a free moment is hard to come by today. As promised earlier, here are two of my first “real” drawings since working through Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. And in case those don’t do it for you, here’s the requisite Angus: Happy Weekend everyone! -Phillip

Weekly Recap – April 24th, 2015

Hard, little, white things are pushing their way into Angus’ mouth. Poor guy hasn’t gotten much in the way of good sleep lately, nor have his parents. Just when the nights were getting back to mostly normal… 😉 Besides that, the week has been good, though busy with work. I haven’t had a chance to really do any drawing, and …

Weekly Recap – April 17th, 2015

This Weekly Recap is coming a little late in the morning. I was busy seeking absolution for my latest sins via sharp, metal instruments (read: getting my teeth cleaned). The week has been a good one. Not too fast, not too slow. I’m coming near the end of my month-long study of Aeschylus’ The Oresteia. As usual, expect a review to pop up next …

Weekly Recap – April 10th, 2015

The winds have been kicking up, and with Spring doing the beautiful thing that it does, my allergy receptors are working overtime. I’ve almost created a local supply crisis for tea bags and Ricola. Hopefully I get over the hump by tomorrow so the family can enjoy the weekend outside. The research is still going well and I’m progressing a lot faster than previous …

Weekly Recap – April 3rd, 2015

I’ve started research for a new writing project, but with a different approach this time. I’ve listed what I’m looking for based on my current outline before even diving in to a stack of books. I’m also forcing myself to skim more. I read over a dozen books on the Gold Rush and feudal Japan for Wolf’s Tail, but that took …

Weekly Recap – March 27th, 2015

It’s Friday! On top of that, it’s a real, honest to goodness Friday…not one of those artificial Fridays that promises relaxation only to deliver a weekend in the office. I don’t mean to complain too much since my boss is good about compensating the extra work, but it’s nice to get a real weekend back. Of course, relaxation on most weekends …

Weekly Recap – March 20th, 2015

Nothing much in the way of excitement and derring-do this week, other than Angus experiencing a swimming pool for the first time. He actually did quite well. Work’s been hectic, but what’s new? I’m still getting a lot of things done. Expect a couple more book reviews over the coming weeks as I’ve wrapped up How to Read Literature Like a Professor …