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Last Year’s Journal Entries

Last Year’s Journal Entries

Looking back over last year’s journal entries and blog posts, I was blissfully UNAWARE of what was barreling our way.* Doug wasn’t.  He bought the last gallon of hand sanitizer in the  drug store, and ordered masks and gloves by the end of January February 2020 Then,...

Journaling with a Paintbrush

Journaling with a Paintbrush

  Happy memories make good subjects for my paintings --Sometimes, I can't describe them with words.  My paintbrush can be as effective a journaling tool for capturing a happy time, as my pen and notebook. A favorite place from my memories is Joanne Scott's studio...

A True Truth or Two

A True Truth or Two

It’s true: I don’t like to think of myself as losing ground; but: When your mind thinks you can do what you did at 35 and you’re 70 years old, it’s only a matter of time before you get yourself hurt. (John Erickson) Maybe it’s because I had so much time on my hands...

Writing — JUMP IN!

Writing — JUMP IN!

So, the other day I had a casual conversation with a younger woman who likes writing, but is reluctant to wade into words, arranging them in such a way that satisfies herself and communicates her thoughts.  My analysis — not her’s. Writing is  . . . tricky.  Being...

Redeeming a Lost Cause

Redeeming a Lost Cause

Distilling Current Events into a Cup of Cold Water Our flowerbeds look like a lost cause. So did a painting I tried to finish. It was a lost cause, not worth redeeming. I was about to toss it, when I remembered the encouragement my former teacher and friend, Tori...

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