Art for Life

This is the Blog for, the official website of Delaware artist Michael J. Riley.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Gone Fishing

Anybody who knows me knows that the Pisces in me requires some serious shore time. Sunday was such a time - A great time! My older brother Darrell and I took our gear and headed down to Silver Lake in Dover. The day was beautiful and the fish were biting. The catch of the day was a 5 1/2 pound large mouth bass. I wish I had a picture of him to share (seriously, this is no "fish story").

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Take it Easy

I had two close calls today... Both involved my almost getting hit by inattentive or reckless individuals.
The first incident happened as I was walking to my car in a Wal-Mart parking lot. I didn't handle that one too well (plead the fifth). The second occurred as I was waiting for a chance to turn off of Lancaster Avenue. A car came barreling towards me from the rear. I saw that the driver was not going to stop, so I dashed into the oncoming lane to avoid being smashed from the rear. Luckily, no cars were in the oncoming lane. The reckless driver continued on his way, apparently not the least bit concerned about what he just did. It is a shame that idiots seem to always take someone else down with them as they crash and burn.

Take it easy.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Ah, Haaaa!

So, today I found out something. A little nugget of insight that has eluded me for years... Just what the heck does one have to do to get ahead on the job. What, you may ask, did I learn? Well, it seems that folks in high places seem to prefer a mixture of the sweetness of Polly Anna, the cunning of Hanibal Lector and the savvy of Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery... Oh, Be-haaave.... Put it all together and one day you just might ascend to Pres-O-dent! How does that sound? A rather extravagant affair, eh? Whatever should I wear? Can you say MASK? Anyway, seriously, I did take a little self-study course today to learn about the complexities involved with projecting the "right image" on the job... And, all I can say is, so much for just being myself.