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What’s Making Me Happy In July: a Farm Share and Stephen Colbert

I’m a little late linking up to my writer/blogger friend Sara Letourneau this month for What’s Making Me Happy (WMMH). I wish I could say this post is late because I was busy doing the things that make me happy, but that wouldn’t be the whole truth. Partly, I’ve been spending quality time with family and friends, celebrating my birthday, relaxing. But I’ve also been painting... read more

A Happier Perspective On Donald Trump’s Presidency

Readers, if there’s one thing to know about me, it’s that I love getting a shift in perspective. A slight twist of the lens, a zoom in or out, some new information provided: I feel a deep thrill to have an issue freshened, a story given new dimension. (In another life, I might have been a judge.)   I usually keep these revelations to myself. I also don’t usually talk politics on the... read more

This Is My Mission For The Next 4 Years

Like many of you, I’ve spent the last several days thinking about the next four years, and what they will bring. We are on the cusp of big changes to our society and the governing of our country that will force each of us to evaluate what we believe, and figure out how to enact those beliefs in the world. On election night, when it became clear that Trump had pulled off a stunning upset, I went to... read more

Christmas Miracle

My son is playing baby Jesus in the nativity scene at church this evening. We really don’t know whether he’ll smile or cry, but either way, it’ll be a memory for Christmases to come, and we’ll always be able to tell him, “Hey, you better behave- you were Jesus!” As the holiday approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about faith. I was raised devoutly Catholic. Both... read more

Clinton’s Life

Hi everyone! It’s been over a week since my last post. I’ve had a very busy week at work and haven’t really had the creative headspace to think about blogging. I did, however, manage to finish two books this week, one on audio and one paperback. Tonight I’ll give you my impressions of the audiobook, My Life by former POTUS Bill Clinton. I liked listening to this book on audio... read more

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