Vocation: A Long Journey Through Alien Lands

Vocation: A Long Journey Through Alien Lands

The Executive Director of Soaring Spirits International, Michele, posted three group photos of Camp Widow recently. She unknowingly illustrated an evolution of one of the widows in the room…me. In the first shot, I’m way in the back. I know I’m there but I’m hidden,...

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Mandalas

Mandalas

I’m participating in the 100Mandalas challenge to create 100 mandalas in 100 days (not necessarily consecutive though!) When I sit down to create something I tend to want to boil the ocean in my artwork. Mandalas provide a nice container within which to start. I...

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In Remembrance and Celebration…Yes, Celebration

In Remembrance and Celebration…Yes, Celebration

Today, September 11th, is my birthday. As a member of the widowed community I now have met and come to know the real life stories of women who lost their person on 9/11/2001. Knowing that others are mournful on a day that I would otherwise be celebrating does put a...

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Oh Captain! My Captain!

Oh Captain! My Captain!

On our first real date in 1989 my late husband and I saw Dead Poets Society. It was a great date-night movie, inspirational with poignant reminders to explore, stay curious and that we are all creative beings. We were in our early twenties just venturing out in our...

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Father’s Day Gratitude

Father’s Day Gratitude

“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” ~ Umberto Eco I’m grateful today for the awesome fathers in the lives of my...

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Letting Go of Little Duck

Letting Go of Little Duck

  When my kids were small I would easily purge toys and ephemera from their rooms with some regularity. A few items that they couldn’t quite release yet would be put in boxes that I would store for them to go through later. Later never really came though...

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