Failure is pain. It bruises our pride and our ego, and pokes holes in the image we have worked so hard to create... it disappoints. Failure shows that we are vulnerable and imperfect beings. No one likes to fail. In all honesty, I have failed miserably - and on more than one occasion. Failed projects, relationships,... Continue Reading →
Mary Granville Delany (1700-1788) bloomed in her 70s, when she found her life’s passion, creating almost 1000 life-size, three-dimensional, scientifically-correct botanical prints now held by the British Museum. She is considered the first mixed media collage artist because she used paint, paper, and parts of flowers. I am inspired.
I was recently asked about my holiday wish list. My mature, responsible self tried to respond with pleas for world peace and an end to poverty. My selfish, all-about-me self responded with this: I like themes – this year it's all very Jeffersonian: Book: Thomas Jefferson's Scrapbooks: Poems of Nation, Family and Romantic Love Collected... Continue Reading →
Here is my game plan: 1 trip to a local farmers market to purchase all fruit, veggies and wine (all produced within 100 miles from my house) - I will probably do my shopping a few days before Thanksgiving (Sunday looks like the best day). Order a local, heritage Turkey online and pick it up... Continue Reading →
My sister teaches here - they are a private, tuition-free middle school that provides a nurturing and safe environment for low-income kids to excel academically and in life. It is fantastic program with a student-teacher ratio of 10-1. They are privately funded and, like many, have been hit hard by our struggling economy. Unfortunately, due... Continue Reading →
I am SO proud of my sister Linda. She is a teacher at Imago Dei Middle School in Tucson. She and her students participated in the School of the Future Design Competition this past year, and took 3rd place in the country - against all odds. watch the video:
Live with Intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is. - Mary Anne Radmacher
I have been struggling with sadness this past week - hard to understand why such sad things happen. Here is my mantra for the coming week. Thanks to Dirt Diva for this: Ask for guidance in seeing the truth concealed in your personal challenges. Bless your difficulties and ask to see their hidden guidance. Have... Continue Reading →
Humanities scholar and author, Clay S. Jenkinson, adopts the persona of Jefferson each week to comment on current events and answer questions you may have about Jefferson's thoughts on any and all topics. Clay has portrayed Thomas Jefferson for more than two decades. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities highest... Continue Reading →
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