Category Archives: Storytelling

Learning Another Sort of Shorthand

Google the word ‘shorthand’ and go to the Wikipedia page. There you will see a series of symbols that made perfect sense to my mother as well as thousands of secretarial workers in the mid-20th century. As a child I … Continue reading

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Café Wisdom: Follow Your Gut

I was walking back to my table at the café after having picked up my sandwich order at the server’s station. Suddenly in strode five police officers leading a homeless man in from the cold to interrogate him at a … Continue reading

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Why giving up doesn’t work

A few weeks ago I posted a piece called “Final Chapter…” At the time I had every reason to believe that I would need to discontinue my blog, sketching, teaching art, reading for pleasure… most of the activities that had … Continue reading

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Forgive me Readers, for I have sinned…

That is, I missed the mark. It has been sixteen weeks since my last post, and no amount of  penance will make up for that time. And yet, I have very good news, and a bit of bad as well. … Continue reading

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Wondering about blogging…

When I feel disconnected from the world around me, the last thing I am drawn to do is write a blog post. Here I sit. I returned from Scotland on July first, spent the first day back “sleeping and slugging”, … Continue reading

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An Eagle Square Do-Over

I went out to sketch a month ago today, was interrupted by life, and went back there today to finish the job.

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The Painted Journal

In January 1991 I returned to college to finish my undergraduate degree after a 20-year hiatus. In my program at Lesley College, the last two semesters had to be devoted to a highly structured, single major work. After much brainstorming … Continue reading

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