A Blast from the Past

My sister gave me a lovely birthday gift last year, the gift of memories. She knows my memory banks are pretty much empty with all that I’ve had to hold in there these many years… Garbage in, garbage out. I used to have an excellent one, but somewhere in my late thirties, I lost it. […]

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New Year’s Intentions

Goodbye 2016. You were fraught with tension, unhappy surprises and at times extreme anxiety. You also brought much laughter, new friendships and bonded siblings.So all in all, not one of the best years of my life but not the worst either… 2016 brought new hobbies, new puppies, new jobs, new learning, new goals and new beginnings. […]

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A Christmas to remember

I really love Christmas. I always have. I always will. My Christmas memories are many and most of our family traditions have remained and have even multiplied. I passed some great ones down from my own childhood such as the compulsory 12 dishes on Christmas Eve that is rooted in Polish tradition. This of course […]

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Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter

When I was teacher of young children, we often bade farewell to one season as we welcomed in another. I am a lover of all the seasons and this is often reflected in my photography. Enjoy.   Goodbye sunlight Hello darkness Goodbye leaves Hello frost Goodbye bird’s nests Hello berries   Goodbye apple tree Hello […]

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A small cup of Mindfulness

Chances are if you’re reading this post, you’re in need of some calm and connectedness in your life. Or, perhaps you’re curious because you’ve heard this term out in the wide world and you’re not sure what it is. You can see the term along with”mindfulness training” popping up everywhere, in magazines such as Preventative […]

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On Being Grateful

“Happiness  often seems like it will come to us in the distant future…but in reality it can be found in the simple things and unexpected moments. You will pay more attention to them if you write them down.”-Flow Mindfulness Workbook Awhile back I wrote a blog post about Things That Make me Happy. Part 1. […]

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Pretty in pastel

Remember the saying “All good things must come to an end?” I don’t think so. It’s more like “All good things come around again!” Take this typewriter for instance…Manual keys, typewriter ribbon, black fingers from changing black ribbon, margins, tabs, steel keys, typewriter font….Ah to see this icon again after so many years… I am […]

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Ode to a journal.

Many thousands of us keep a journal. Some use diaries as a daily listing of events and thoughts. For some it can be a simple notebook bought from the local dollar store and yet others need a bit more inspiration as if an expensive and beautifully bound treasure can evoke the most exquisite words, enlightenment or sage […]

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Words to Live by

My father was a man of integrity. He was  man of the handshake era where once a deal was struck both parties loved forward in trust. He was loyal to a fault, trustworthy, honest and always told the truth-even if it hurt your feelings.I noted these values long ago and they are words to live by; […]

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To Hunt or to Gather?

A recent conversation with a friend sparked the question “Are you a Hunter or Gatherer?” Immediately I felt drawn to the GATHERER-a person who collects, and searches for a specific purpose. I gather family together…I gather friends for nights out at the movies…I gather/collect props for my still life photos such as colored leaves, pine […]

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