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101 Artist’s Date Ideas.

Originally posted on The Artist's Way:
Visit an artist’s supply shop. Spend some time outdoors with your journal, sketchbook, craft supplies, etc. Go for a walk, and take your…

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wear Red And Take Action

Three years, four months, one week and four days ago, a massive cardiac arrest took Bill from me. It was sudden, ugly, painful…and yet, not completely unexpected. Bill had his … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two Years Into My New Life

These have been two of the longest years of my life. And yet, I remember every detail of the day Bill died – the horrid witness of his last breath, … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 4 Comments

Funeral Processions Bring People Together

I recently read two blog postings that made me stop and think. In the first, someone said funeral processions should be outlawed because they are an inconvenience and a pose … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

9/11 Reflection – 13 Years Later

Three year ago, I wrote these words: “Ten years ago, I was working at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital when I learned about the tragedy in NYC…then DC…then PA. While each … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Color Filled and Walking Together

Dear Lord – We are Your children. We need guidance and counseling. We often act in a manner that does not give You the full glory and praise You want … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Michael Sam vs. The Reporter

Yesterday, I learned on a newscast that Michael Sam, a football player at the University of Missouri, my alma mater, revealed that he is gay.  (Sam made his announcement in interviews with … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment