Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November 10, 2009
There was an article in the newspaper the other day about a local cowboy who was put on a strict diet and told to walk 10,000 steps a day. It was for some health TV show and they put a pedometer on his leg and the TV doc would email him and say, "You are only at 8,000, go back outside and get to walking." The cowboy did and he's quite healthy today, etc.

So, this got me to wondering how many steps I'm doing on my daily walk with Peaches (I guessed it was close to 10,000). Well, it turns out, I'm only walking about 2,600 steps. So, I've been walking again at night, but I'm still way below where I need to be if I'm going to be healthy, and I really want to be as healthy as a guy with four stents can be.

Speaking of stents the Executive Director of the Tombstone Chamber of Commerce, Patrick Greene had a heart attack last Wednesday and had a stent put in. He is recovering. You can send a get well email to Patrick at:


I Can't Believe I Drew It
One of the nicer byproducts on my quest to do 10,000 bad drawings:

Here's an odd offshoot of my quest to do 10,000 bad drawings: I got a call from a local public entity, funded by the city. A nice woman director asked me if I'd teach a class on drawing for kids 6 to 12, two sessions, one in the morning, one in the afternoon, one Saturday, $400. Sure. I agreed. Long story short, she calls me back and says, "I'm not too sure this class will fill, the kids are more into jewelry making," and a couple other craft disciplines. I'm butchering the story a bit, but the upshot I got out of it is that kids today aren't real interested in learning to draw since, in their minds, the computer does it for them. Just an observation, not sure it's real, but I have a hunch it's damn close.

“To be an artist you have to know something that’s true.”
—Frida Kahlo

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