My Inspiration


 In my entry today I am going to introduce you to an amazing artist, however, to me he is much more, he is my mentor, D.R. Lowe. A local artist here in Modesto has been recognized in his ability to manipulate digital photos and create open interpetations of surrealism throught his artistic expression.  I may be a bit biased in my opinions with our artistic expressions taking different forms he was the first to help me understand art, I have always appreciated art but didn’t always quite understand it.

He encourage me to share my talents but, there were times I felt my writing made me vulnerable because it was from the stream of my consciousness, thoughts of memories that caused me great harm or pain or sometimes even joy and happiness.  He explained to me that some of our best work comes from those “places” and are the best to write about as others can easily  relate and here I am today, writing and enjoying every minute of it.

D.R. Lowe is known for his digital art and the top quality of the finished piece.  Well, I told you he was my inspiration, my muse and I wanted to share a couple of his poems and in the next entry I will be sharing his artwork, some of which he has been recognized for and placed with.

Your feedback is and would be appreciated.  The next entry will be the first poem of his entitled “Effigy.” 


Facts and Random Trivia- Issue 1 Volume 1

I am excited to be bringing you the very first issue of Steven’s Facts and Random Trivia. In honor of celebrating my last day of Geometry I present to you facts and a list all about numbers.  Pull up a chair, take a bit of a breather and enjoy.  Look for Issue number 2 this Friday.

Any suggestions or topics you would like covered please let me know and I will see what I can do.


By The Numbers

The object in the game of Battleship is to sink all your opponents ships; The number of hits that requires is 17.

The U.S. Mint has circulated more than 390 billion coins since 1792.

Australia’s Burning Mountain is home to the World’s oldest fire, a coal seam that has been burning for 6,000 years.

7,000 tons of worn out paper currency is shredded by the U.S government ever year with a face value of $10 billion.

The last 60 years 3.000 people have climbed to the top of Mt. Everest, 200 have died there.

10% of Americans are left handed; 18% of American presidents have been.

Running for 4.5 miles, Bay Shore Blvd in Tampa, Florida is home to the world’s longest continuous sidewalk.

A 12 oz. of beer, 5 oz. of wine and a 1.5 oz. shot of vodka all contain the same amount of alcohol. 

There are 4 cars and 11 light posts on a $10 bill.

A Boeing 747 Airliner is made up of 3,100,000 square parts.



Steven’s Facts and Random Trivia- Announcing A Weekly Feature

I have tried many times to blog on the regular, being consistent and providing a blog that is unique and distinquishes itself from the others but have never been able to find my niche.   I have always enjoyed writing and I have a thirst for knowledge, especially when it comes to random facts and useless trivia, the kind of facts that are fun and interesting, not well-known and pretty obscure, the kind that makes you want to share with others.

I have decided to take my love for writing and share with everyone some of the random facts and trivia I have learned, making it a feature of my blog.   The weekly feature will be updated on Mondays and Fridays bringing you the most obscure and random facts.  I think this is a feature most everyone will enjoy.

Get ready for the obscure, the random, the unbelievable.  You will know everything there is to know about absolutely nothing.  Its Steven’s Facts and Random Trivia, His First Volume.

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Absolute Information. Chapter 1

Ducks quacks don’t echo and no one knows why.

We shed 4o pounds of skin in a lifetime.

Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different

On average, a person who is right-handed will live about 9 years longer.

A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper every day.

In Singapore it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.

Dreamt is the only English word that ends with the letters “mt” .

A jiffy is an actual unit of time and is 1/100th of a second.

Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.

Donald Duck was banned in Finland for a while because he didn’t wear pants.


111,111,111 X 111,111,111= 12,345,678,987,654,321

The manufacturing and historical documentation for the  Jumbo Jet weight nearly as much.

Charged electrodes inserted through a pickle will cause it to glow

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny hated carrots

Most toilets flush in E-flat.

It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time of the King James version of the Bible.  In Psalm 46  the 46th word from the first is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.

The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly

In the average lifetime a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.

A hummingbird weighs less than a penny.

The longest one syllable word is “screeched”

Frowning burns more calories than smiling.

1/4 of the bones in our body are found in our feet.

The average woman consumes 6 pounds of lipstick in their lifetime.

The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps.

If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white.

A ball of glass will bounce higher  than a ball of rubber.

Children grow faster in the spring.

On average, we will spend 2 weeks kissing in our lifetime.

Mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.

A sneeze can travel at over 100 miles per hour.

A “dude” is an infected hair on an elephants butt.

The average person has 6 pounds of skin.

On average, 12 newborns will be given to the wrong parents daily.

On average, a 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year.

Red is the most commonly colored vehicle in auto accidents.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients found in dynamite.

Shakespeare invented the words “assassination” and “bump”

In most advertisements, the time displayed on a watch is 10:10.

Marilyn Monroe had 6 toes.

A Village of 100

If we could shrink the WORLDS’s  population to a village of exactly 100 people with all the ratios remaining the same there would be


57 Asians

21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere

8 Africans

52 would be female

48 would be male

70 would be non-white

30 would be white

70 would be non-Christian

30 would be Christian

89 would be heterosexual

11 would be homosexual

6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.

80 would live in substandard housing

70 would be unable to read

50 would suffer from malnutrition

1 would be near death

1 would be near birth

1 would have a college education

1 would own a computer