“Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.”

    - Al Hirschfeld -

Hector-Painting.jpg

HECTOR’S STORY PART  7

Before Hector could move in with his sister he would have to go to a Halfway house in Phoenix. These homes were designed to ease the transition into the public after prison. It was also […]

Continue reading »
IMG_4531.jpeg

The Gift of Staying Home

In the midst of all this negative chaos, I find I am surprisingly happy.  Of course, I am aware of the tragedy taking place in millions of families and my heart goes out to them.  […]

Continue reading »
20181122_174920-e1572358183812-768x1024.jpg

Hector’s Story Part 6

Around the same time, some inmates came to Hector and asked him to come to their church.  He just laughed at them and told them that Hector Jimmenez doesn’t do church, he doesn’t believe in […]

Continue reading »
IMG_4501.jpeg

Out like a Lion…

It’s the 5th of March and the weather here is very mild.  So mild that Dale has been fishing several days a week.  I hope this continues because it made our first winter not in […]

Continue reading »
maricopa-county-jail-male-inmates-22.jpg

HECTOR’S STORY PART 5

In spite of Hector’s self-imposed homelessness and shy nature, everyone on the Fortuna Pond (outside of Yuma where we met) knew him and often stopped to talk.  He was the fishing gauge for all the […]

Continue reading »
20200117_174647.jpeg

WHO WOULD’A THOUGHT?

Here we are in the midst of a real winter. Heck, I might as well be in Canada. It’s snowing and I have had a bit of cabin fever.  I knew this was going to […]

Continue reading »
IMG_4291.jpeg

HECTOR’S Story Part 4

The next time his depression took hold of him he found an old abandoned building that was a home for thousands of spiders. After drinking himself into a stupor he passed out in the building […]

Continue reading »
canstockphoto75383057-happy-new-year-2020-770x544-1.jpg

NO CRISIS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

Hi! everyone.  I hope you are all well and ready to have fun on the Holidays.  We will be going to Kelowna to our daughter’s place and hopefully see all our son’s family as well.  […]

Continue reading »
IMG_4289.jpeg

The Story of Hector – Part 3

… Before Hector could speak he was handcuffed and on his way to jail charged with 2nd-degree murder.   How could this be happening? In a cell, he couldn’t believe what had just happened.  He knew […]

Continue reading »
20191108_080057-1024x768.jpg

OUR FREE CRUISE?

In the spring when we got home from Arizona, I was pretty worried about going south again next winter.  I knew I would have trouble convincing Dale to stay closer to home so, I was […]

Continue reading »