Acquainted with Mr. Murphy

I feel like I haven’t blogged in so long! ((Because I haven’t.)) Some of you may know that myself, partner, and son participated in a documentary a few years ago. For our part, we spoke of the transgender experience. The docu-film isn’t through being edited and produced, but I stop and think of how different […]

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Snowing in the bedroom

It’s Autumn, not winter. Let me explain. But first-butterflies. This plant attracts butterflies, like these pictures I took at the beach: (They let me get very close). A funny thing happened last night. I’m collecting these milkweed pods for a craft project I’ll eventually share here… so I’m keeping the pods on my bedroom shelf […]

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Runaway Bardos, lessons learned in retrospect

I’m reading this book: In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying Hardcover – May 7, 2019 by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche  (Author), Helen Tworkov (Author) Through the “bardos…” Bardos: Defined by wiki: ‘Used loosely, “bardo” is the state of existence intermediate between two lives on earth. According to Tibetan tradition, after death and before […]

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Random Insights, New Collage

Here’s a random thing that happened recently: I was given a prescription for compression socks because I have an enlarged saphenous vein. Boy are those stockings stretchy! Last week, at a routine exam at my GP, I started removing my compression socks to get an EKG. Compression socks are so springy that one flew out […]

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Hangry For Peaceful Moments

There is a phenomenon in nature known as ‘crown shyness.’ Some trees have gaps in the canopy. Those reluctances to touch are intentional. When I think of trees, -when I depict them in paint or ink or graphite, I am most apt to ensure they intertwine, ‘holding hands in the sky’ (so to speak) much […]

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On Curiosity 

My autodidactic passion for learning is perpetual. And Einstein is right. Question everything. There’s a reason for curiosity. It leads to lots of things. On that note, why would someone make curious art like this? Because they can. Because it’s cool.  Art. Here is a story about a mural I painted years ago.  The woman […]

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power of words

Oh the Power of Words, especially unspoken and feared ones, the ones we don’t ever want to hear, which lay coiled in wait for unguarded moments to strike. And when least expected. Unleashed, some words cut as if freshly sharpened from whetstones. And, of course, the opposite is also true:  words can be blankets. Soothing […]

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kudos Keri Bowers, Art of Autism

In Bulgaria, the idiom “Friendship is friendship, but cheese costs money,” is one I came across and puzzled over for a meaning. From what I have come to understand it means not to take advantage of a friend’s generosity. Even if a person prefers isolation as their natural state of being, the symbiotic nature of […]

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SEVEN THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT LIFE by playing Words With Friends

Seven Things I Learned About Life by Playing Words With Friends (DEFINING Words With Friends: a “Scrabble-style” game that can be played through Facebook on a computer, or on one’s own phone, using  a cell phone app. Overall Objective: Players exchange turns forming words horizontally or vertically on the board, trying to score as many points as possible for […]

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