The moment you get it right

March 29 by

That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right…

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Don’t Wait for Perfection

February 22 by

My mother was always planning neat parties and get togethers.  She’d mine magazines for images that would be the perfect décor, recipe, or method to do something related to it.  She’d check out yard sales, holiday sales, and stores for the right accoutrements to use in the theme, so that the mood would be set, the look would be right, and everything would be perfect.  Unfortunately, my mother never had those awesome gatherings she planned. She took up tole art painting.  She was incredibly talented.  She did beautiful work.  But, she could never see the beauty of it because, to her, it wasn’t perfect.  She did finally release some of her work into the world through gifts to family.  No one ever looked at her work and said, “oh wow, you have a tiny...

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Grasshoppers and procrastination

February 16 by

Why does intending to write a certain thing take the wind out of it for me? It doesn’t make sense.

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New York City Subway Series: Romance

February 8 by

Recently, I visited New York.  We spent a lot of time moving from place to place via the subway. If you’ve never ridden the subway in New York, I highly recommend it.  If you’re a writer, photographer, or artist, I would go as far as to say riding the subway is a MUST. Yes, it’s dirty, it’s loud, it’s crowded, it can be smelly and tight and frustrating.  But, it’s a great place to people watch.  Every possible walk of life moves through New York by that means of transportation. This is the third and final post (for now) in the New York City Subway Series.  The first one was on journaling.  The second one was on character development.  And this one offers some thoughts on love stories. When you travel on the subway/train,...

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