Ambition by ATB
Art, essay

Ambition: Make It Work for You, Not Against You

I've been thinking a lot about ambition lately, for a few reasons. I've just turned 40. Twenty-twenty has come to a close, and we're at the start of a new year. It's a time to think about new mountains to climb, starting with clear intentions. I've been ambitious since I was a kid. When you're… Continue reading Ambition: Make It Work for You, Not Against You

Garden Buddha ATB
Art, essay, garden

Garden Buddha

We bought a Buddha statue from a local chain store called Rups Big Bear (fun and useful finds at great prices!) about a year ago, and it's been a wonderful edition to our yard. I used to display it in a corner of our pool, imagining that it watches benevolently over our surroundings. I've since… Continue reading Garden Buddha

Art, Music, Products

Press Play: In the Saddle

Sharing a new electric guitar instrumental I came up with. I call it "In the Saddle" because that's the image I have when I listen to this jaunty tune. Cinematically speaking, this would be an instrumental for another scene in the storyline that features "Hero Comes to Town." If you like the drawing above it's… Continue reading Press Play: In the Saddle

mountain ATB
Art, essay

The View at 40

Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett I turn 40 this month. The official start of middle age. Wow. It's a milestone. A good time to take stock, as I typically do on my birthday. I give the last year a thumb's up. I aim to make progress on at least one thing every year, and in my… Continue reading The View at 40

Art, Products

Black Friday Goodies

For my American readers, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now that the holiday season has begun, if you're looking for gift ideas, check out my Society6 and RedBubble online stores. Every product features my original, hand-drawn artwork. Jolene, our Fijian sausage dog, is a fan of my "Awakening to the Dead" travel mug.… Continue reading Black Friday Goodies