Road Trip

It started with a conversation  Shelley and I were having about her Dad, and his condition of early alzheimer’s and alcohol addiction. The reality of having her dear father living 17 hour drive west of her and desire to help him was confusing. Her heart was split with the responsibility for her young teenage daughters…

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Discernment

Discernment means “the ability to judge well.” It wasn’t a word or concept I knew, used or particularly cared about, for the first 50 years of my life. Judgement, on the other hand… I’m pretty good at (ask my friends and siblings). “Judging well” is a more recent development and I’m still working on it. For…

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Changing Patterns

I don’t think I’ll ever change my habit of getting up early in the morning, but you never know. This year I changed my habit of showing my wares at little craft shows around the state. I decided to make sure the stores I sell to had plenty of inventory and let them do the selling. Taking…

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Rejection

At 55 years old,  I have a file folder stuffed with rejection letters from art shows,  scholarship applications and workshop proposals.  I am used to rejection. Heck, I have 4 sons who went through adolescence at the same time, I know what rejection feels like. I had entered my large mixed media collage of two…

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All Around Me

This Spring I allow time to walk in the woods behind our house. In the past, I felt I had “too much to do” to take this kind of time. I used to resent people who took time for themselves. I was jealous, I guess, it seemed like a kind of “decadence”. Maybe when you…

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