St T 2014 II

The trouble with the Caribbean, especially at wintertime, is that the weather is rather unpredictable. When the rain came down I'd head to my hotel to do some work for the coming semester. As soon as I'd start, the sun would come out and the temptation to go and play was too much and I'd run outside again, just in time for the rain to begin again. Still, I did some swimming and snorkeling which had its pros and cons. On the con side I was, AGAIN, attacked by angel fish! what is with these fish and their insistence in harassing me? I managed to eventual escape that trio, as well as a plethora of foot long hermit crabs (Why am I seeing so many in such a short period of time? They are up to something!), but another con was not bring my camera. The pros were that I swam with a sea turtle for a while and hung with a (much friendlier) trio of cuttlefish and a school of parrot fish (I've never seen so many in one place and time!) as well as something I assume was a sea cucumber (it looked like a giant slug! Eeeew!). To top it off I found myself right on top of a stingray--they are so funny how they flop around the sea floor. So despite the problems it was still a fun day. 

St T 2014 I

Dodged upside-down SUVs on the icy highway in the morning and swam in Caribbean waters in the evening! First day was arriving and getting settled in, but the next included (well, shopping for food , which is still about settling in) more swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking! I fed the fishes both off a dock and under water! Sure a foot-long hermit crab snapped at me, but I'm sure it was meant as a friendly greeting. Tried to balance having to prep for next semester's courses with hammock time, but I think the latter got the better deal. 

Christmas Card Time

We're about to send out this year's Christmas card! Make sure we have your current (physical) address if you want to receive one! Email it to cej@armzrace. com


And there's still time to buy some cards to send out to all your friends and family! Check us out on Etsy.


So somehow I got selected to be a participant in WHAM: Winter Holiday Art Market, which showcases artists from around Houston, provides them a space to sell their wares, and benefits the local artistic community. It's a great and terrifying honor. Now I have to figure out what the heck I'm going to do!


Preview Party: Friday, November 22: 6 - 10 p.m.  ($10 general admission/Free for Fresh Arts members)

Saturday, November 23: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Free admission)

Sunday, November 24: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Free admission)

ZineFest is Hanging Over Your Head Like the Sword of Damacles! (Oct. 12)

Just what is Mark!s strange obsession with fish? Join the ArmzRace gang at the Houston Zine Fest and ask him yourself. Or maybe go the safer route and just pick up a copy of Tales of a Fish Whisperer by Mark!  

Autobiography and humor. Color and B&W interior.

October 12, 2013

3-8 pm (Free Admission)

Museum of Printing History 1324 W Clay St Houston, TX.