Two people can be at the same place at the same time and have completely different experiences of the event. It's akin to the game of "telephone" we played as a kids. The first person in line shares a "secret" with the next and so on, until the last person in line says out loud … Continue reading Feeding My Soul
In the After…
So much pain, fear, and for some--absolute agony and despair. Surprisingly, I'm almost glad that I am not trying to raise children in an environment that's become so fraught with divisive and negative language and actions. Years and years of watching news reports about political violence following elections in other countries, I could not have … Continue reading In the After…
Bugs on Flowers
“If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” — Robert Capa Details I've been completely enamored by our garden this year. Because my husband, who normally takes care of our garden--from seed to supper--was having his hip replaced, I took over. I planted everything that he'd started under the lights in the garage in … Continue reading Bugs on Flowers
Liam Love — Sunday June 19th 2016
Every day during the month of May, my father, Liam’s Grampa, made bowls in his pottery.Like children, these bowls are one of a kind, made with love and in the moment. Rough around the edges these handmade stoneware bowls will be smooth and food safe inside. On June 19th, Father’s Day, My father and I hope that you can join us in the ISB Gallery of Rhode Island School of Design (55 Canal Walk, Providence RI) for Liam Love, a pottery sale to benefit the Liam the Lion Fund.
In addition to dozens of handmade unique stoneware bowls, the event will feature the unveiling of this year’s limited edition Olson & Son Hopyard t-shirt available for purchase in some sizes and orders for others, and also our brand new branded 12oz belgian beer glasses will be for sale.
Attendeeswill be treated to a retrospective exhibition of the wonderful paintings of
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What to do?
We all have things we need to do to keep an even keel — blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours? I have a variety of go-to activities to keep me on an even keel. Reading (a most favored activity particularly with the Kindle I got for Christmas), baking and watching television. When I lived alone … Continue reading What to do?
I'm going to work on posting more over the next several weeks. Have been out of the groove for months, this is easy way to post. This picture for the Weekly Photo Challenge was taken in my yard before these plants made their way into the ground. I'm amazed at the shots my little phone … Continue reading Vivid…Color
Good Morning Sunshine
I'm not an early bird by nature. I like sleeping in on the weekends, or any day for that matter. When I do have to get up early I walk by the window next to my bed, peek out to see what's-what, then make my way to the bathroom. I got this shot two weeks … Continue reading Good Morning Sunshine
Liam the Ninja and his new Belt.
Thank you goes out to all the home care nurses who dedicate themselves to families like my nephew Liam’s. Most especially to Walter!
Editors note: Look I didn’t mean to take nearly 6 months off of regular blogging. It just kind of happened. But I’m back now. I mean it, but before I get to any of the cool new stuff I want to blog about I have to tell you this story first. Because it is an awesome story, and also because I should have posted it last October right when it happened. So let’s just move past the fact that I haven’t yet posted in 2015 mmmkay? thanks.
We almost didn’t make it to see Walter at all. (You’ve heard me talk about Walter in my speech here) The President was visiting Rhode Island for the first time in a generation that night, and with most of the exits off the highway between providence and the airport in Warwick manned by state troopers, and traffic at a near stand still for…
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School Bus Drivers: An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse
Today's Challenge: Set a timer for ten minutes, and write it. Go! Today we had a field trip for work and lucky for me I did not have to take my car; instead, I got to ride the school bus. Where I work we several school buses and the women who drive them are … Continue reading School Bus Drivers: An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse
Motivation vs. Inspiration
When I was in graduate school one of my advisors would drop little gems into his lectures, some of which have stuck with me twenty-plus yrs later. One of my favorites, and I can't recall who he had cited when he mentioned it, was "there's a big difference between motivation and inspiration." Motivation, he said, … Continue reading Motivation vs. Inspiration