Monthly Archives: April 2020

Gathering and Letting Go

I have an obsession. So does my husband. We collect things. As artists, objects are very important to us. They inspire us, push us beyond our creative boundaries, hold magic for us. Every journey we make, even the most ordinary, … Continue reading

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Power Point

Indeed we could all use a Power Point right now. No, not the one with the digital slides and the lecture (which is hopefully not just read off the slides). This is about an acupuncture point with real power! Classical … Continue reading

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Puzzled

We ordered five 1000 piece puzzles and I opened one today to work on. Working a puzzle is like meditation. There is a box filled with 1000 pieces of chaos and slowly, through attention to color, pattern, shape, an order … Continue reading

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The Nose Knows

My father had an impeccable sense of direction. Though he clearly used the location of the sun or stars and the time of day in his ability to find any geographical location with apparent ease, as kids we were always … Continue reading

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Exposure

Since I retired, I have volunteered for Reading Between the Lines, an organization that leads discussion groups with the recently released from prison as well as people serving the last year or so of their sentences. These discussions are grounded … Continue reading

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Push through the asphalt and cement

The photo above was taken by JB in our backyard. For the past 3 or 4 years, I have been planting old books around the garden, some of them from the days when I was teaching. There is something very … Continue reading

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