The Universe had my back!

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life tha tis waiting for us ~Joseph Campbell
Now, I grew up in the camp of “seeing is believing.”  If it can’t be measured, it doesn’t exist, and numbers don’t lie.  Statisticians sometimes do, but numbers do not.  And of course, judgmental-me thinks you would agree if you bothered to take the time to look. However,

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The floating weightless river

I am the luckiest crocheter… EVER!  What an experience! This past summer, I volunteer-crocheted two panels, each ~14’ X 10’ (yes, feet) as part of a public art project for the Canal Convergence in Scottsdale, AZ.  When I shipped them off with a sigh of relief in July, I never dreamed

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Celebrate the Ending

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach
In the local newspaper, I recently read about a local artist, Jennifer Davey, who uses her art to help process violence.   It was her own brush with violence that brought urgency to the issue.  In 1999,

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Change is Afoot!

In the end, she became more than what she expected. She became the journey, and like all journeys, she did not end, she just simply changed directions and kept going. ~r.m.drake
I just returned from a lovely road trip to south Louisiana for a family reunion.  We gathered to celebrate my mom’s 100th birthday if she were still alive.  Our family silent auction netted $1,100+ and the entire proceeds were donated to the Acadiana Hospice for their loving care of Mom in her final days. It seems a lot of folks I’ve spoken with lately notice how things are changing.  Not just births, deaths, marriages, graduations, i.e. the usual.  The changes felt cultural or a response to things being out of control.  (Like Hurricane Harvey last year). Along ...

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Nutrients from the ground

vegetables from the garden
As I was tidying up after dinner last night, I had to decide: Do I throw out the leftover chard cooking liquid, or drink it?  It honestly didn’t take much deliberation to make short work of that delicious nutrient-rich beverage. Had that chard come from the grocery store

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Are you a Lonely Little Petunia in an Onion Patch?

field of onions
I hate onions. There.  I said it.  I have faced years of ridicule in my family for hating onions, especially as deeply as I do, yet I have endured.  I remember a cute little song from my mom’s childhood about the sheer odiousness of onions

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