Doing something

One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something.” — Henry David Thoreau It’s that time of year. Everyone is gearing up to run marathons and raise funds for a favorite cause or organization, whether it’s breast cancer or juvenile diabetes or the local Boys & Girls Club. I used […]

Background!

Movies are like an expensive form of therapy for me.” — Tim Burton Most people who work in creative fields are jockeying to land a leading role, a front-page story, or first prize in an art competition. Aiming high, we usually compete for the spotlight. We’re all trying to make it in a culture that […]

“In Perpetual Spring”

The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.”  ~Hanna Rion Spring reminds us that we humans were not designed to hunker down in front of a computer monitor for days on end. At some point, we must wake up and engage all of our senses. We need to feel the […]

Enchanted April

Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment.” — Ellis Peters Who doesn’t love an early spring? This year, at least in Michigan, April has been unseasonably kind and beautiful. Our daffs and tulips are blooming, and best of all, moods are lifting as we spend more time outdoors. But I can’t let […]

A little of what we love

The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. — Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul Up to my elbows in spring cleaning and redecorating this spring, I’ve been thinking about how we humans express our style and creativity in our homes.  I […]

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