I've been a little remiss after travels West. Playing catch up with everything including life itself. After leaving Utah, we drove quickly to Fargo/Moorhead for the opening of the Midwestern Invitational. "Portrait of the artist as Someone Else" was reproduced in the Midwestern Invitational catalog for the Rourke Gallery Museum (See: Images). We planned to drive on, but too much rain and champagne kept us in a motel. Then more hours behind the wheel and Winona for the SE MN Regional Art Exhibition. I wasn't in this one, but I helped organize it - so an appearance was in order. Two hot shows with New X, first at Ed's in Winona and then The Root Note in La Crosse, followed. Now I'm working on the studio and gallery here in Witoka. Hopefully it will open to the public one day. Oh, by the way, my apple tree just gave me some sweet and crunchy apples.