I am a Veteran and I’m Concerned

Navy Vet

 

When I was seventeen years old I enlisted in the military, in my case the branch I selected was the Navy. On the day that I enlisted, like many people who enlist, I did not necessarily understand the gravity of taking such a step; or the depth of making such a decision at an age when officially I could not even vote.

 

 "I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

 

These simple words, spoken by everyone who ever enlisted in the US Military, are the last words they ever say as they leave the civilian world. These simple words are the first step towards making a young man or woman a protector of the freedoms and the rights of all Americans.

Frankenstein with Wrench

Frankenstein with Wrench

My latest illustration "Frankenstein with Wrench" is now approved and available over on my iStock portfolio. This guy is another one of my illustrations done in my colorized pen and ink style, just in time for Halloween.

Pumpkin Head Grilling

Pumpkin Head Grilling

Recently added "Pumpkin Head Grilling" over in my iStock portfolio. Sometimes it's nice to see good old Pumpkin Head doing other things than just scaring little kids on Halloween.

Santa Claus with Tablet

Santa Claus with Tablet

My "Santa Claus with Tablet" illustration was recently approved, and is now available over in my iStock portfolio. It's nice to see that Santa has finally moved his naughty and nice list into a nice new digital format.

My New Nightstand

I have been working on a number of a woodoworking projects, including my new nightstand, starting with a bunch of scrap wood from previous projects.

Happy Puppy with Flower

Happy Puppy with Flower

My latest illustration "Happy Puppy with Flower" was just approved and is now available over in my iStock portfolio. It's another of my happy little animal designs.

Valentine Puppy

Valentine Puppy

My latest "Valentine Puppy" illustration was recently approved and is now available over in my iStock portfolio. This little guy is perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversaries, romantic gestures, and pretty much every love related event.

Table Project - Gift

Gift Table 1

One of my more recent projects was a gift table. The whole project started with a few scrap pieces of wood leftover from some of my past projects. Each doweled and glued together.

Penguin With a Sign

Penguin With a Sign

My latest illustration "Penguin With a Sign" was just approved and is now available with my other designs over in my iStock portfolio. This happy little guy is ready for winter, and able to display any message you would like to display.

Oversized Coffee Table Project

Coffee Table Sketch

Sometimes you start with a simple sketch for something you might want to build. In this case I felt the need to make a bigger coffee for my living room, but at the same time I wanted it to be a little more detailed and creative than the simple ones that you can find in any furniture store.

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