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A Good Night’s Sleep

A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep, and its capricious companionship has been a sure-fire inspiration for some of my posts. [S]leep deprivation is an illegal torture method outlawed by the Geneva Convention and international courts, but most of us do it to ourselves. ~Ryan Hurd, Dream Like A...

What is Serenity?

What is Serenity?

I know it when I have it: serenity — and I know when I am losing it. And everybody around me knows when I have lost it.  But serenity is recoverable — available for the asking.  (The Serenity Prayer)     Serenity’s definition is the state of being calm, peaceful, and...

Musical Composition

Musical Composition

A pianist friend confided that what she sees in musical composition changes over time—when she looks at  sheet music, especially ones she has loved and played over the years.  What she saw in the score  at age 18 changed when she was 35 in the exact same sheet music....

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...

Living Without Uncle Bud

Living Without Uncle Bud

Today begins our first full day of living without Uncle Bud, Doug’s mother’s younger brother. He was a fixture in my life for almost 50 years, and for Doug’s whole existence— 82 years!  It’s going to be weird  to be living without Uncle Bud — for he was a person who...

Reopening My Mother’s Estate

Reopening My Mother’s Estate

Reopening my mother’s estate was one thing that was never on my radar. But the past year has brought many unexpected experiences, conversations and worries, hasn’t it? Because sleep and I are not always on speaking terms, one night I searched the Maryland Unclaimed...

Goldfish, Coivd-19 and Me

Goldfish, Coivd-19 and Me

Matisse’s painting of a bowl of goldfish in a darkened room, “guarded” by two cats tickled me. (Interior with Goldfish) It seemed to tell a story with several chapters; a story I’ve adapted in my paintings, many times over the past ten months that Covid has been...

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