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Things We Gave Up

There's this song I've been listening to a lot this summer. It was written and performed by a friend of mine who lives nearby. She's a cowgirl who's lived an interesting life, and the song is a ballad of love... Continue Reading →

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Here I Stand

There is something really, truly rewarding about being appreciated for hard work. Yes, yes, yes, the work itself is rewarding, too. Goodness. Settle down. I am proud of the things that I have accomplished. You know what, I'm also proud... Continue Reading →

Epidemic Update

Those of you who've read my previous post "You Are An Epidemic: Act Like It"¬†was something of an idea. A hope. A resolution. We all know how most New Year's Resolutions turn out, and I'm as skeptical as the next... Continue Reading →

Learning from Youth

The enthusiasm of youthful artists is really something. I can see the spark of amusement in the eyes of older artists when I talk to them. Sometimes... I am the older artist, and let me tell you - that's a... Continue Reading →

Re-thought Re-post

When you try to see the big picture and end up so far up you become scared of heights... not a great day. This happened to a person at work, and I think it exhausted them before lunchtime. I felt... Continue Reading →

Emergency Birthdays… and other acts of kindness

Being kind changes you as a person, and changes the world for the better. The summary of the talk we give our staff at the start of the busy season at the family business can be boiled down to "Just.... Continue Reading →

You Are an Epidemic – Act Like It

via Daily Prompt: Infect I've mentioned the family business (and my work for it) a few times on this blog. It's due to the busyness of the business that my blog has been a little dry the last month or... Continue Reading →

Seeking Sanctuary in Scotland

There I was, every limb still shaking from the effects of the poisoning, head fuzzy with toxins, and barely able to read the map on our iPad. It was a low point, no beating around the bush. I didn't want... Continue Reading →

Musashi and the Parable

I remember having a long-standing and spirited debate with a friend of mine when I was only sixteen. Just a shot in the dark, here, but I'm guessing most sixteen-year-olds don't enter into deep theological arguments supported by Platonic logic... Continue Reading →

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