Category Archives: Inspired by Others

ten ways to happy

Lately, my life hasn’t been going according to plan. In fact, there’s more confusion than clarity and a few more bumps in the road than are necessary. My brow was furrowing on a regular basis, and if I didn’t change … Continue reading

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playing in the street

Yesterday I saw the chalk drawings in our neighbor’s driveway and was delighted by the hearts and peace signs and messy, spectacular, brilliant art her daughter left for all of us to enjoy. This morning I realized that was one … Continue reading

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it’s her birthday!

This is Jan, my beautiful mama, and she’s having a birthday today. A significant one… you know the one with all the round numbers. Dad took this photo last year, and I’ve been waiting to share it with you. It’s … Continue reading

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and

“What is your favorite word?” “And. It is so hopeful.” – An interview with Margaret Atwood (Source: beinlovewithyourlife)

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touring heath ceramics

Last fall Steve and I made a long-anticipated investment in Heath Ceramics. We thought that after 34 years we deserved matching dishes, and if the past is any indicator, this would be our last set of dishes. Heath dishes are … Continue reading

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the gates are open

I have always felt that the demonstration of forgiveness is one of the most powerful tools we have in a world that needs all the love and peace it can muster. Fortunately, there are a few who have shown us … Continue reading

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the fixer’s manifesto

Have you seen this yet? Go ahead and read it, I’ll wait. I think it’s kind of important. This is a letterpress poster (my favorite kind), produced by Sugru, makers of a “fixing” adhesive. The poster is lovely, and I … Continue reading

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a little sally in all of us

Interesting week. There was a come down from the show, of course. That resulted in me being annoyed with work, which wasn’t so convenient. On the other hand, the weather has been beautiful (though no rain, which is kind of … Continue reading

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it’s today

Show hung. Paint dried. Art lit. Brochures printed. Statement written. Wine and cheese procured. Fancy art clothes prepared. Friends and family invited. Daughters home. Five years in the making…it’s here.

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why I believe in you

Because you show up and do the work, day after day, week after week, year after year. You are courageous and compassionate. You know what makes a community work, and you know how to help empower everyone who is part … Continue reading

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