Disclaimer: I'm struggling right now. I was legally separated from the most special person in my life on February 12th, 2020. I hope deep within my heart that she knows I love her even if my spirit is very weak:
This site was designed for the old-school Microsoft Edge browser which is now deprecated. Microsoft now uses a Google Chromium based rending ending in Edge and it does not support JPEG XR (as far as I know...): IE10 or later also works pretty good.

Welcome to Utilars

Utilars is a site for Christian friendly art and science. The name is derived from the latin terms Utilis (Useful) and Ars (Art or Science).

This site is based upon the retired ConservativeArt and www.arsQuies.com websites.

This site is a rebranding of the formerly mentioned sites. Admittedly, I've neglected this website. I've been pretty busy with other things.

I was separated from the most important person in my life on February 12th, 2020. Even though my spirit is weak, I hope she understands I love her. I still believe marriage is for a lifetime. I still wear my wedding ring except when swimming in Beaver Lake. I don't want my ring to get lost in Beaver Lake or anywhere else.

I'm training for Ironman Florida 2021. I was hoping to do Ironman Tulsa back in May but it was canceled due to COVID. I was going to do Ironman Florida 2020, but I deferred for due to various concerns. Ironman is cool and all, but I can't keep this level of training up forever. It's very draining and I feel the Lord Jesus Christ would possibly rather I focus on other hobbies. Ironman is very intensive. It teaches you a lot about perseverance. While I'm pretty sure I could have completed Ironman Tulsa without serious issues, I'm very "worried" that I may fail the Ironman Florida Ocean swim due to my inability to complete the 2.4 mile swim before the two hours and twenty minutes cutoff. I do not have access to the ocean to train...