11 Feb 2013
February 11, 2013

Lessons from a Pop Up Card

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I was asked to make a card to cheer up a young woman whose knee injury would keep her from downhill skiing for the rest of the winter. I decided to go all fancy and make a pop up card. I’m an artist so you might think “no big deal”. But it is to me.. read more →

03 Feb 2013
February 3, 2013

Bouncing Back … FAST

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“We come. We go. And in between we try to understand.”  – Rod Steiger Today I woke up happy. Peaceful contentment. It’s as though all the big and little pieces of my past aligned into this great big blob of gratitude. I put on my warm clothes and walked with Little Big Dog into the.. read more →

I am building 5 clay houses that will fit over my deck lights, allowing the light to shine through their little windows. My friend Mary has generously invited me into her clay studio to create them. So far  there’s a tall stucco-ish ode to Santa Fe, a short hobbit house, another with trees growing all.. read more →

20 Jan 2013
January 20, 2013

Death Sucks

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Death sucks. In my tiny community, death has been strolling around lately, visiting mostly older folks. Not a shock, but still sadder than any words I know can express. Last week, a very fit forty-year-old man I had just met died in his sleep. He was going to get married soon. In 2007, my forty-four-year-old.. read more →

16 Jan 2013
January 16, 2013

Get Up Laughing

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I have started downhill skiing again. I skied a little thirty years ago, self-taught. Did okay, guess you’d say I was an intermediate skier. A couple of years ago, I skied Telluride in Colorado, where they slapped a helmet on my head, terrifying, and I spent the entire time trying not to stiffen up with.. read more →