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Game Changer
I was an assistant coach on my son's basketball team again this year, and I've just started helping with his baseball team, so this past week has been an interesting mix of the two sports for me. We had our first baseball tournament of the season last Saturday and played three games, back-to-back. Later that same evening, we watched the NCAA Final Four games on TV. On Sunday, we had our end-of-season basketball pizza party, after which we all watched the Royals' season opener on TV. And Monday, of course, was the NCAA championship game. Whew!
By the way, our baseball team has just started using a new app called GameChanger™ to keep score and track stats during each game. It's an amazing tool. Parents and grandparents can log in from anywhere and watch a graphical representation of their team and favorite player in real time. It looks something like this when viewed on a smart phone…
Anyway, if you or someone you know happens to coach baseball, softball or basketball (or all three), it's worth checking out.
Things sure have changed since my little league days!
"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." (Sonnet XCVIII)
–William Shakespeare
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Bits, Bytes & Nybbles,
culled from the depths of the Internet…

Wednesday marked the 120th anniversary of the modern incarnation of the ancient Olympic Games, which were staged in Athens in 1896. Five things you didn't know about the first modern Olympic games. The story of the rings. • This guy is illustrating a children's book… with his feet. • Chocolate makes you smarter, a study suggests. • Did you survive April Fools' Day? Here's a comprehensive list of all the pranks and shenanigans that happened this year. • Archivist finds missing Wright brothers patent in Kansas storage caves. (I've been inside those caves and they're a little creepy. You won't believe what else is down there.) • Worth a click: This Animation Was Created Using Old Photos from the Early 1900s.

Amazing: Listen to a tiny machine from 1890 make birdsong.
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"We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams."
–Arthur O'Shaughnessy
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Kubrick's Rube
I'm not a sophisticated film critic, but I do know good filmmaking when I see it. If you're a Stanley Kubrick fan like I am, this short video featuring his masterful use of one-point-perspective is a must see. Speaking of Kubrick, 358 movie directors chose 2001: A Space Odyssey as the 2nd best film of all time. And speaking of 2001, someone turned the film into 569 GIFs
By the way, if you ever want to resize an animated GIF, you can do it online, here.
"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that." 
–HAL 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey

April Print Giveaway

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A Mother's Heart by D.E.Uhlig

This print started out as a gift for my wife.

  • SIZE: Artwork is matted to 8 x 10 inches (fits in 11 x 14 inch frame).
  • EDITION: Artist proof.
  • MATERIALS: Hand-signed, limited edition, Giclée fine art print, matted but unframed.
  • PAPER: Printed on Hahnemuhle William Turner — a 310g, acid-free, natural white, mould-made paper with 100% rag content (highly archival).
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"The piano ain't got no wrong notes." 
–Thelonious Monk
Barbirdshop Quartet™
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   Adiós, Hag…
One of my musical heroes, Merle Haggardpassed away this week on his 79th birthday. Here's my favorite song of his. • Did you know: On January 1, 1958, Johnny Cash played his first-ever prison concert at San Quentin State Prison. Sitting in the audience… was a 20-year-old prison inmate named Merle Haggard. "The Hag" as he would later come to be known, was inspired by Johnny's performance, and the rest, as they say, is history.
"I'm still writing good songs. I got a stack of stuff this high up at the house that'll probably never be recorded."
–Merle Haggard, 1999
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About Me

Hi. I’m D.E.Uhlig. I’m an artist, author, husband and father.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to draw. Years ago I gave my wife a hand-drawn card for our anniversary, and she loved it so much she made me promise to ALWAYS hand-draw her cards. Then our three kids made me promise to do the same with their birthday cards. And when I posted some of my drawings online, people began asking how they could purchase my work—so I created this newsletter. I believe in something I like to call “The Happiness of Art” and I hope it makes you smile.

Official Bio

D.E.Uhlig is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous publications including the Kansas City Star, Christian Science Monitor, University Daily Kansan, Editorial Humor Magazine, and World Policy Journal. Commercial illustration and design clients over the years have included Samsung, Sprint, and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, among others—and his Starbucks RedCup illustrations have been featured on the company's Pinterest and Facebook pages. In 1989, Mr. Uhlig co-founded Uhlig LLC, a leading provider of cross-media publishing and communication services in industries ranging from residential housing to book publishing to cancer care. Mr. Uhlig is married with three children and resides in Kansas City. He is currently working on children’s books, ebooks and apps.

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