30 Jul 2013
July 30, 2013

My Purging Sweet Spot

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Hunting for cool finds in second hand clothing stores is a hobby of mine. And this has produced a fun, quality, low cost wardrobe. But, as I wrote in a November post, I have too much stuff, and clothes were #2 on that list. I’m way too lucky in finding groovy clothes. But all past.. read more →

24 Jul 2013
July 24, 2013

Rain? What Rain?

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“One man’s ceiling is another man’s floor.” – Paul Simon We’ve had a lot of rain – I joked that I was growing gills. There has certainly been a lot of complaining. The businesses in my little summer tourist/vacation town are hurting a bit financially because not as many people are showing up after they.. read more →

I’ve just returned from a weekend in New York City. As always, I was struck by the variety of languages and accents, a reminder of how big this world really is. You see, I live in a teenie tiny rural community that is very white and Christian. I taught Art here for 20 years and.. read more →

06 Jul 2013
July 6, 2013

Play Like a Child

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“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”  Pablo Picasso Summertime brings me to the water’s edge. As a young child, I spent my summer days in the ocean at the camp my father directed. Being a little girl at a boys’ camp, I was free.. read more →

26 Jun 2013
June 26, 2013

Going, Going, Gown


I just went to a glamourous wedding. The bride and groom’s dream come true. Such a larger than life affair was not anything I’d ever dreamed about having. When my friends played “wedding” with their Barbies, mine was dressed in the nightclub singer outfit. But I always loved to dress up and, in my early.. read more →