A week after Thanksgiving and moving into the holiday season here in the US, I’m continuing to think a lot about gratitude. This drawing is of a taxi driver I met in Havana, during a visit to the city in 2015. He was a very warm person, and between his pigeon English and my pigeon Spanish, […]

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This man looked so weathered and was so thin that he literally felt like he had been fighting in the revolution for months, maybe years. All of the actors that day in Fort Lee dressed the part, but this man appeared to live it. #reenactment #RetreatToVictory #georgeWashington Greg Betza ©2016

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Pray With Standing Rock


Today, November 26, at 3 pm Central Time, people all over the world will observe 30 minutes of silence and 30 minutes of prayer, in support of those standing at the front lines of Standing Rock. As I made the painting above,  I was thinking of the thousands of protesters converging at the Standing Rock Reservation, blocking […]

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Retreat to Victory


  While that sounds like something illogical, it actually happened on November 20, 1776. General George Washington, having learned of the invasion of New Jersey by British and Hessian forces, ordered a hasty retreat from Fort Lee (formerly Fort Constitution) avoiding certain capture and/or death, and potentially the death of the revolution. Last Saturday Revolutionary War […]

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WE the People

declaration/michele bedigian

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Some times the lines seem a little blurry, but I guess that’s just human nature in it’s prime. Above is […]

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