Like many people I know, I grew up poor. Getting random gifts was a rarity. Except for Christmas. Mom was a single parent raising three daughters (I'm the oldest) and acquiring a college education to get us off welfare. But my mother and grandmother made Christmas magical for us. My ...continue reading
Heart and Soul
I recently had a discussion with my friend, Ninette, about the essence of what makes a house a home. The best way I know to describe what I want to embody in my own home is heart and soul. While I admire beautifully decorated model homes with nothing out of place and every nook and cranny ...continue reading
Thursdays With Zoe
I recently read a book written by a friend whose mother had passed away after many long years of decline from Alzheimers. It was the most amazing book on "mothering" I have ever read. April Perry is a powerful voice in podcasting and the Internet (check out Power of Moms and Learn, Do, Become) ...continue reading
You Don’t Wanna Go There!
Perspective is a term we use in art to define the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point. I have been working a lot on perspective in ...continue reading
Who’s Your Mr Holland?
I had a conversation with a friend that left me thinking of the movie, Mr Holland's Opus. Specifically a speech given by one of his students that was the crux of the whole story: Adult Gertrude Lang: "Mr. Holland had a profound influence on my life and on a lot of lives I know. But I have a feeling ...continue reading