Category Archives: Projects

In an Instagram—An Artist’s Journey

I sit here with a watercolor brush in my hand, running my fingers through the bristles. How long has it been? Ten years? Fifteen? Twenty? In the 1980s, I was a prolific painter. I worked in oils, and painted mostly … Continue reading

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Finding World Peace through a Kaleidoscope of Music

When my son was only a few weeks old, I decided that a good mother should soothe her baby with lullabies. So, I attempted to sing one—well, not actually sing—more like hum. And the song was not a lullaby, but … Continue reading

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Railroad Ties

In honor of Labor Day, I thought I would post an article I wrote for SDSUniverse back in 2008. Since the original link is no longer available, I decided to post it here.

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How to Make a Cookie Crumble

The only thing I have successfully made in the kitchen is a mess—and several small fires. ~ Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City It all started with the rose water. Well, maybe I should back up. Actually, it all started … Continue reading

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The Yurt

As I sadly watched the dismantling of the yurt where I practiced yoga, the words of Yogi Berra came to mind, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” In spite of the fact that Berra had … Continue reading

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The Bookcase

The day after Christmas, baby Jesus figurines were 50 percent off the original price. Purchasing baby Jesus netted an extra 75 percent off Mary and Joseph. The wise men could be had for pennies on the dollar and mangers were … Continue reading

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