I’ve had a chronic tooth ache for the last two weeks, a bone spur on my heel that keeps me from running, though I can now walk, and I haven’t done a speed paint in ages. This isn’t one either, as it took 2 hours and 44 minutes. It didn’t change my mood much, but it did reflect it. Michael Maisch is a passionate paleontologist who – as I discovered on my last trip to southern Germany – is out of a job. In a country that spends 163 billion Euros a year on subventions. And bails out banks.
Hope it’s not true. I had no photos of Michael to go on, just a sketch that I made during a wonderful talk he gave at the museum in Stuttgart. So – it likely misses the resemblance, but I remember this pose of his – and his passion.