Category Archives: Boys Town

FEBRUARY 7th… 17 & 28 YEARS LATER


After ALL of these years I just came to realize that two of the most important people in my life, share the same date of death… Different years… Same day…. I know I have been “away” from my writing, I … Continue reading

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Another Project


“Eagle Scout” is the highest rank in Scouting.  To earn this designation, a Boy Scout must demonstrate excellence in leadership, service and outdoor skills and must have earned a minimum of 21 merit badges.  In addition, candidates for Eagle Scout … Continue reading

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A Tribute To A Young Friend


An Extremely Lengthy Tribute For Our Friend “Ever since I learned the meaning of the word, ‘Precious’ in second grade, I always wanted to be that to someone.” — Misty Stenslie “Pain Free Ever More” by Dennis Buckman It sounds … Continue reading

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Gregs Bridge


Much has transpired since my last entry.  I DO intend to catch up… My followers and friends know the metaphors I use between my bridge-art and life… Perhaps not “outstanding” to many of you, this recent piece is one of … Continue reading

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Trying to Catch Up


Hello again! I realize it’s been a very long time since I’ve done anything here. It would take pages upon pages to bring everyone up-to-date on my activity. Let me just say that between the spine and shoulder issues and … Continue reading

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Why I Ask You To “Like & Share”


I was feeling nostalgic (as I often do!) this morning, and have been looking back at this adventure…  This “road” I’ve been traveling in the world of art.  My first “official” sale…  When I became serious about things and accepted … Continue reading

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My Art And Why Print On Demand


The internet is filled with hundreds of companies that offer to help artists sell prints of their work.  I have chosen two.  Fine Art America and Zazzle. I’ve learned that POD companies have a very strange attitude when it comes … Continue reading

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Dragoon Arizona Formations


The nuns at St. Pauls, where I began  my grade school education, constantly complained of my penmanship.  Often, my “p’s” were backwards. Or my “q’s” looked like “g’s.  My 2nd grade teacher, Sister Mary Regina used to thump me in … Continue reading

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Your Christmas Cards


Red Star Holiday Stamps by dbuckman I was up until five this morning addressing Christmas cards. Several years ago I offered to anyone who wished to receive a card to send their mailing address.   Surprisingly although my own greeting … Continue reading

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Ready For The Round-Up


I was re-reading yesterdays post.  My writing needs improvement I believe….  It’s like watching paint dry.  It IS watching varnish dry!  Applying the 3rd polyurethane coat on Rusty and his rockers… He’s getting darn close. Whenever I worked on projects … Continue reading

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Rusty Is Getting Closer!!!


What’s a rocking horse without rockers?  Deviating from the plans again, I always “fit” the rockers to the horse.  Back “in the day”  when we lived on Gabriel Drive, I remembered a technique Dad taught me in the basement work-shop, … Continue reading

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Horse Project Part 2


Picking up where I left off…  Following in Dads footsteps, I hardly EVER throw away “chunks” of wood!  Maybe that’s why I can hardly get my car in the garage!  Here, incorporating wooden dowels, I’m creating one large board out … Continue reading

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Building Horses Part 1


This writing is with regard to another hobby of mine.  Those who follow me regularly know that I have a passion for art and photography.  Though I am failing miserably at earning an income from that”hobby”, I  keep trying!  Few … Continue reading

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Rainbows And Photographs


Rainbow by dbuckman True Gold They say that there are pots of gold at the end of each rainbow. MY treasure had always been the opportunity I was given to experience such a daily variety of scenery. The inner workings … Continue reading

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My Graphics


I have been away on another tangent of sorts…  FIRST, the disability folks have kept me inundated with paperwork and another doctor evaluation.  Not sure how THAT is all going to turn out…  Meanwhile, there has been no improvement in … Continue reading

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