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Say Cheese

November 11, 2014
Say Cheese

Sometimes posing for pictures is agonizing.  Remember those times as a kid when you were instructed to “say cheese”?  Inevitably I cheesed a little too hard, all teeth and gums, feeling awkward and wishing I was someplace else.  The alternative was the half-smile, which I mastered a little later.  Now the half-smile looks like...

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Smarter

September 19, 2014
Smarter

Vision, literally and figuratively, is a gift I don’t take for granted, especially after this week.  I broke my glasses, and tape wasn’t the answer.  They were unwearable and had to be replaced.  Since I needed a new prescription anyway, I chose to view the glass as half full, my default lense. My original...

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I’m Hooked

September 8, 2014
I’m Hooked

I remember being told as a child to “calm down” when I got really excited.  I wasn’t exactly the shy and retiring type.  I’m guessing my energy was a little overwhelming for parents trying to deal with five small kids at the same time, or a teacher with a whole classroom to contend with....

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Three Pieces

August 16, 2014
Three Pieces

As I careen about the country this summer, I find that I crave comfort.  T-shirts are on top of the list.  I managed to refashion two before I left on my last adventure.  This one started off as a classic man’s t-shirt.  I changed the neckline, took in the sides, hemmed it shorter, and...

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The Ode Series, #6

July 17, 2014
The Ode Series, #6

Inspiration comes in many forms.  Sometimes it’s as simple as the color of a cardinal in a leafy tree.  At other times it can be more complex, whether in the form of a book or perhaps a song.  Extraordinary people inspire as well, enabling us to see a different and better way of doing...

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Oops! I Did It Again

July 9, 2014
Oops! I Did It Again

It all started with a pair of super comfortable rayon pants and a white shirt.  It’s hot and I’m not going anywhere today.  My intention was to unpack and do laundry, in addition to some recording work that I can do from home. Then I wondered how this linen vest would look as another...

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