• Photo stories

    Getting real about social media

    “It amazes me that we’re all still on Twitter and Facebook. By ‘we,’ I mean adults. But emotionally we’re a culture of seven-year-olds. Have you ever had that moment when you’re updating your status and realize that every update is just a variation on a single request: Would someone please acknowledge me?”  ~Marc Maron, Attempting Normal “What do I have to do to get a little attention?” Garden art at Flagler House & Museum, Palm Beach / Cindy La Ferle _______________ Please visit the home page for additional content.  Parts of this blog do not show on digital devices. 

  • Essays

    Review: Public typewriters and indy bookstores

    “Maybe one day we will write enough books  and read enough words  to understand each other.  I hope.”  ~Notes from a Public Typewriter,  Edited by Michale Gustafson and Oliver Uberti My vintage Royal / Cindy La Ferle __________ Please visit the home page for additional content.   Parts of this blog don’t appear on digital devices.  My son has a knack for buying perfect gifts. During a recent visit to Ann Arbor, Nate surprised me with a copy of Notes from a Public Typewriter, a delightful compilation of messages composed on the public typewriter at Literati Bookstore.  Since 2013, customers at the indy bookstore in Ann Arbor have been sharing their hopes and dreams…

  • Photo stories

    Going places

    “Visit environments that expand your mind.  Spend time with people who inspire you.  Read books. Grow. Get better.  Your life is your choice.”  ~Marc and Angel Chernoff At the Bay Lavender Co., Glen Arbor / Cindy La Ferle _______________ Please visit the home page for additional content.  Parts of this blog do not show on digital devices.  I’m a longtime fan of Marc & Angel Hack Life. Whether I’ve been dealing with a chronic illness or grief and loss, the wisdom of Marc and Angel Chernoff has guided me through some rough days and given me the emotional tools to move past my own obstacles. (You’ve probably noticed that I quote them often here.)…

  • Garden tour,  Henry David Thoreau,  Inspirational quotes,  Photo stories

    Keeping it simple

    “Our life is frittered away by detail ….  Simplify, simplify!”  ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden Cindy La Ferle __________ Please visit the home page for additional content.   Parts of this blog don’t appear on digital devices.