Archive for the 'Recreation' Category

The Soul Reaching

Monday, February 24th, 2020

“Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity.” – A. Edward Newton

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Aglow

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

A long time ago I stopped trick-or-treating. I remember taking my brother when I was about 16, but I stopped dressing up and getting treats at age 12. My daughter is 12 this year, and her desire to roam door to door hasn’t waned, in part because I’ve been an enthusiastic participant celebrating vicariously through […]

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The Blue Hour

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Leaving Target tonight, I was entranced by the evening sky. It was a rich Indigo blue, almost verging on navy. It was the shade of the not quite ripe night sky. Usually I see light blue skies, gray skies, or vivid optimistic blue skies. And when I looked later night had fallen. Usually when I […]

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Scenes From Summer So Far

Friday, July 13th, 2018
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The Months Blaze

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

So many summer trips, summer camps, heatwaves, gardening; then school began, and here we are. I took the summer off painting. I recently returned to a few begun last spring and finished them. And I’ve made a couple new ones, as I experiment. Sentries / 12″ x 36″ acrylic on stretched canvas Hazy City / […]

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Avoidance

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Here is my self-talk: “I’m done. I’m done with so many books on my shelves that I’ve owned for decades and not read yet. Done with books I’ve read once and have no intention of reading again.” I’ve purged two grocery bags of books from my shelves. I engage in a little dance with the […]

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Car Talk – But Not the NPR Show

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

The other day Claire and I were headed to Popeye’s for supper. The car started, but it wouldn’t shift into gear. Hub was able to override a safety mechanism to force it into gear and drove it to our local Honda dealer. They thought it was a switch failure, and since the car is warrantied, […]

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Artist Date

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

I made a date with myself to go to Lori Krein Studios and play with collage today. It made me happy.

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SoulCollage®

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

I’ve been working on uploading my SoulCollage® cards to share. You can find the link to them here.

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Be Mighty, Be Daring

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

I enjoy creating in so many ways. My friend L (mom of one of Claire’s friends) and I are developing an informal girl group. After spending many years driving to see friends (which we’ll continue doing) we want to create friendships and develop deeper connections in the neighborhood. After careful consideration, we decided to forgo […]

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