Category Archives: Boys Town

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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It Was A Good Weekend


This writing first came about to promote my artwork.  It’s evolved into something more personal and I know, the two are intertwined.  This is because the art is a culmination of the places I’ve been… the people I’ve been affiliated … Continue reading

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Working On Sunday


It is going to be a beautiful July day.  A perfect day for attending  activities out at the Boys Town Campus.   BUT also needed to pay attention to some things here at home.  FineArtAmerica invited me to sponsor a … Continue reading

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Boys Town Homecoming Part 1


I realize that at some point or another, life has thrown stuff at ALL of us. In fact we wouldn’t be reuniting, if something hadn’t been thrown at us early in our lives. Yet for three days, in a suburb … Continue reading

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Passing It Along….


While I am toiling with the direction this blog site is headed towards, I wanted to share with all of my brothers and sisters that follow this blog, a recent letter from John Mollison..  If you aren’t on his mailing … Continue reading

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My Dads “West”…


My enthusiasm and passion for all things west of the Mississippi began at an early age.  My paternal Dad (Joseph Carl Bowman) was involved with horses well before I was born.  In a scrapbook my mother kept (which I feel … Continue reading

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Internal workings


Fact is, I analyze & dissect everything…  A friend of mine once nicknamed me “Analyze It”.  I’m the kid who took his brand new Timex watch apart, several days after Christmas, to see exactly what made it tick (Yes.  Pun … Continue reading

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Vintage Art & Other Thoughts…


When living on the “High School Side” in Boys Town, we were allotted some wall space to decorate as we saw fit (as long as the wall hangings were approved by the Cottage Counselor first!) With the help of an … Continue reading

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Products & Production


This was written prior to my spinal operation that took place February 14th of this year (2013).  Knowing I would be “laid up” for awhile, I attempted to prepare a few entries that weren’t necessarily “date” sensitive… Pastel Roses & … Continue reading

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Coffe & Art


Coffee cups are just coffee cups, or ARE they?  Recently as I am creating, the thought DOES go through my mind, “How is this going to look on a coffee cup?”  I realize THAT may be the backwards way of … Continue reading

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I KNOW It’s After Christmas!


My First Christmas In Nebraska Canvas Print FIRST let me say, “Don’t panic!”  If you click on this print, the link will take you to the large canvas version!  Very expensive!  There are other printing formats and sizes available, if … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…


Christmas Tree Stretched Canvas Print by dbuckman This tree has special meaning to me.  I  planted it  in the back yard,  the year my daughter was born.  I was fortunate to watch BOTH of them grow and mature, until a … Continue reading

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While You’re In Town (The CWS In Omaha)


Well, it’s that time of year already.  The College World Series is back in Omaha.  The teams making the trip this year, Stony Brook, UCLA, Arizona, Florida State, Kent State, Arkansas, South Carolina and Florida.  Here’s the lineup:     … Continue reading

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Graduations Coming Soon


Louisa May Alcot said, “Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors!”  I believe THAT is how many lives evolve. Life itself is an ongoing education.  For many, high school graduation will be the end of their “formal” education.  … Continue reading

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