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The Diaspora of Beauty

Two weeks ago 1,500 pieces of fine art, furniture, porcelain, and jewelry from my parents’ estate were auctioned off to people from 53 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. With sales totaling $832.6 million, it was … Continue reading

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It’s Here

I am delighted to announce that my new poetry book, Space Between, is now available! You can find it at the following vendors today, with Amazon distribution coming soon.

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Just Breathe

A wise man once told me it’s important to breathe to your lung’s fullest capacity everyday. Deep breath exercises the vital muscle of one’s lungs. This is different from the gentle, concentrated breath of meditation, but both are important.  One … Continue reading

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Reflection

Winter, for those of us living in the North Country with below zero temperatures, is an invitation to cozy up by the fire, have a cup of tea with a friend, and sink into reverie. I cherish this season as … Continue reading

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Defiance, Democracy, & Defense Mechanisms

            I’m outside my comfort zone today, but then isn’t everyone? I fear we are entering the age of anarchy, in which a growing number of extremist people believe they have a right – even … Continue reading

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Finding Our Primary Colors

            If you we re to describe yourself in three words what would they be? Asked another way, if you saw the words as your “primary colors”– the yellow, red or blue in you – … Continue reading

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On Learning…

Every day I receive Mary Holland’s Naturally Curious blog. Most days I read it and learn new tidbits about nature, like how a certain kind of dragon fly lays its eggs in cattails, or how father loons take turns with … Continue reading

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Speaking Of Fairness. . .

“That’s not fair!” Ever heard that refrain? Ever said it? At least you must have felt it, because life isn’t fair.

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Joy

We need it. We want it. But can we allow it? Admittedly, it’s not been an easy year. In January, my husband almost died during heart surgery – twice. In February our 17-year old cat died three weeks after we … Continue reading

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The Call Of Silence

How often do you experience the absence of sound? I don’t mean white noise, which is fairly common in doctors’ offices, or from traffic, television, radio, or even the wind, but actual silence, where you don’t hear anything.

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