Monthly Archives: April 2016

International Dance Day

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a video of such beautiful dancing worth? I’ve always wanted to be so graceful. Today is International Dance Day. Dance any way you can whenever you can. I wish … Continue reading

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Survivor’s Guilt

I’ve been reading a lot about different kinds of cancer lately. My mother-in-law passed away from brain cancer (glioblastoma) on March 23, and my friend Lisa from Camp Bluebird (who was my roommate last October) died from lung cancer. Both … Continue reading

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Writing Advice from a Pro

I asked one of my favorite writers, Patti Digh, a question today. She answered it quickly, which normally would make me feel stupid. Then I read her answer to me. I asked her what she does on days when she … Continue reading

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Find the Art in Your Heart

This is a little more canned than I would normally choose for a video, but I found myself intrigued. I haven’t taken time for art without words lately. I’ve been reading, writing sometimes, and watching all kinds of movies on … Continue reading

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Passion in Whatever Art You Pursue

I haven’t said much about musicians, because I’m not much of a singer. I’ve got a video that shows someone sharing his “passion, creativity, and courage.” Guess who? These beautiful songs show why we need art and music in our … Continue reading

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To the People in My Life

I have lingered among every bit of Prince memories that I could access for the last two days. As a friend just mentioned to me, it might be veering toward wallowing. I accepted her words because I figured out earlier … Continue reading

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Six-Word Memoirs and Other Short Items

I’ve seen these around, and I’d like to try one. Filled with fear, I love much. Today’s Daily Poem to act justly   to treat fairly or adequately   to show due appreciation for   to acquit in a way … Continue reading

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Let It Go

I don’t do as much art as I’d like to, because I think it would be a different kind of release. The idea of a “scream of freedom” is something I desperately need.  I try as hard as I can … Continue reading

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Healing Angels

I went to see Dr. Rosner on Thursday for a delayed 6 week checkup. (It was actually more like 10 weeks.) He looked at the CT scan I had gone to get before I came back to his office to … Continue reading

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Heart opens Birds tweet Sweeter than the radio No barrier Creativity We Are the Stories We Tell and the Stories We Don’t Tell.–My Husband’s Sweethearts, Bridget Asher s Asher, Bridget (2008-08-19). My Husband’s Sweethearts (p. 225). Random House Publishing Group. … Continue reading

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