Aug

15

Slowly digesting time

As if August and good health and sunshine and being in the Pacific Northwest aren’t wealth enough – both my sons came to visit last week for several days. One from Germany and one from Eugene. Be still my (or any mother’s) heart. Right? We spent two glorious days at Agate Beach on the Oregon coast; […]

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Aug

11

Get uncomfortable.

Ralph Waldo Emerson observed once that if the stars appeared in the sky only once in a thousand years – we would all stop and gaze in wonder. The stars are often visible in the night sky – we just don’t bother to notice. How often do we maybe give them a cursory consideration on our way inside […]

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Aug

01

How long has it been?

  How long has it been since you woke up and decided you were going to be another happy person on this planet? Too long? So your kids are grown and your kitchen is too quiet. So you aren’t able to do some of the things physically that you used to be able to do. […]

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Jul

18

Draw it. Paint it. Sketch it. Bring it.

Have you ever wanted to capture the feel of a place? In a more meaningful way than your camera? When words just aren’t enough? Do you interpret with your right brain when you travel? Years ago, on a trip to Italy, I brought a small tray of watercolor paints, a collapsible brush and a 5×7 inch […]

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Jul

10

Splash into Turquoise

A turquoise pool begs for a splash. Looking at a turquoise pool of water, even without the splashing, is refreshing somehow on a hot July afternoon, isn’t it? Christian Dior said, “The tones of gray, turquoise and pink will prevail.” It’s definitely a summer color. Turquoise is a friendly color that enjoys life. Did you […]

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