Raves & Rants

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Ode to the nap
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Write up my alley
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The real secret love of our lives
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Life with fear
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What’s this cosmetic counter thing?
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Ode to the nap
2
Write up my alley
3
The real secret love of our lives
4
Life with fear
5
What’s this cosmetic counter thing?

Ode to the nap

There are some things in our lives as children that dwindle away as we grow older, and that now as adults we may miss and strive to regain – sense of wonder, play, imagination and… the nap. That blissful ability to fall asleep whenever, wherever. Talking , singing, bouncing in the back seat one minute, then sound asleep the next. And then we, as parents, continued to drive around. Groceries could wait; the nap could not. Read More

Write up my alley

I am a pen and paper junkie. I love writing by hand. I love the feeling of my hand flowing over the page, gliding across the paper, like a figure skater on ice. I love every loop, swoop and swirl, the fat rounds and bellies of various letters. My signature is big and wild Read More

The real secret love of our lives

Mmmm… chocolate.  The fat, the sweet, the cocoa. Yum. In any combination, this triple threat can cause one to swoon. Yes, full on, delightful, lightheaded, heavenly swoons.

What is it about chocolate that drives us to sneak into our sleeping child’s room and filch a handful of their holiday treasure? Read More

Life with fear

Fear is one of the most debilitating and defeating emotions that exist. And is never more present than when we try to create. We are all creative beings in some way, shape or form, be it in the kitchen or in the studio. And yet, that little four letter word can crush even the most practiced artitist. Imagine the havock it can wreck with a fledgling creative spirit. But fear is in all of us. In Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat. Pray. Love.) writes about, not overcoming fear, but living with Read More

What’s this cosmetic counter thing?

Doesn’t it drive you crazy when department stores or drug stores force you to walk through the cosmetics area to get into the store?? All you want is socks or detergent and you’re confronted by sales clerks threatening to spray you with any number of toxic concoctions. Okay, well, maybe not toxic, but close.
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