Back to Our Roots

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” ~ Edgar Degas   My very first blog post was the best one I have ever written. I posted it six years ago, and with every year that passes I cherish that piece even more. Sometimes around 3 PM at my day … Continue reading Back to Our Roots

Hope and Light for 2017

"The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof."  - Barbara Kingsolver   What do you wish for in 2017? What do you … Continue reading Hope and Light for 2017

Let It Be

  Let it be easy. Let it happen slower than you wanted, let it frustrate you, let the existential realizations hit you in the produce aisle when you least desire them. Let the beads of water drip messily off of your bunch of cilantro, pooling into your lopsided green basket, the shellshock that your life … Continue reading Let It Be

Fierceness and Bite: Honoring the Details of Our Lives

“We are important and our lives are important, magnificent really, and their details are worthy to be recorded. This is how writers must think, this is how we must sit down with pen in hand. We were here; we are human beings; this is how we lived. Let it be known, the earth passed before … Continue reading Fierceness and Bite: Honoring the Details of Our Lives