Monthly Archives: January 2016

Green Eggs and Ham

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish … The Cat in the Hat… How the Grinch Stole Christmas… Hop on Pop… Fox in Sox… Are You My Mother… The Lorax… Oh, the Places You’ll Go… and so many more. … Continue reading

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My Sunday Visitor

Every other Sunday afternoon I have a visitor named Nelson appear at my door about 3 pm. When I go to the door, his body language communicates sheer joy. (Can you see his tail wagging?) As soon as he steps … Continue reading

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The Turtle – My Totem

My editor, Linda Hasselstrom, recently returned my manuscript with many richly helpful comments, and an intriguing one that took me on a little research journey. In the chapter I named Ocean Waves, I included a quilt square sample to give … Continue reading

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Opening the New Year with Compassion

If you want the world to be happy: practice compassion. If you want to be happy: practice compassion. ~ Dalai Lama I particularly love this time of year, the silent yet stirring segue of the final week of 2015 into … Continue reading

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