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Sep 22

Montana adventure – days 5 and 6

Yesterday I explored Missoula and vicinity in the morning before spending some time with relatives in the afternoon. In in the morning, I went to a hiking are at Blue Mountain, which was beautiful, but I only saw a few birds, most of those Clark’s Nutcrackers. However, I’m grooving on the rocks here. Very different …

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Sep 20

Montana adventure – days 3 and 4

Rain. Our prayers across the PNW have been answered. Of course, the rain arrived a little too late to save our Glacier plans, so I’ve been exploring the Flathead valley before heading down south to Missoula via the National Bison Range. Monday I visiting Wayfarer State Park, one of the places my dad’s ashes are …

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Sep 18

Montana adventure – days 1 and 2

In spite of the fact that the entire Pacific Northwest seems to be on fire, my mom and I set off for our vacation to Montana yesterday. This trip had not even started when serious logistical problems challenged it. The first was time. Mom and I had talked about hitting Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Bitterroot …

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Sep 11


I spent the weekend in what my mom always called “putzing” mode. I didn’t do anything exciting, but I certainly did a lot of little projects. After the exhaustion of Friday, I slept well and then slept in Saturday morning. After (finally) getting up and walking the dog, I hit the Farmer’s market. Apples are …

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Sep 09

The fragile sorter

I am currently in the unenviable position of feeling both very fragile and having to make some big decisions. As I said a few weeks ago, I am struggling with several issues right now, the largest being a return of my depression. Today was a big because I had two doctor’s appointment that I hoped …

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Sep 07

A certain age

The saleslady said “Ladies of a certain age shouldn’t wear red” An odd thing to ban Why not black, or gray, or tan? It’s true that my complexion no longer shows The smoothness that society poetically calls glow. My breasts may tend to slightly sag Another thing society deems bad So why should red now …

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Sep 07

Red moon

The red moon greets me on the horizon Pale from smoke At first there is no noise Yet the crickets coo and hum My feet scuff on the trail There is no light The merest shade of not black A suggestion that maybe the black and white of the canvas can change I have yet …

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Aug 21

Studio recovery

Thank you all for your kind words, calls, stop bys, and other support from my last post. I process things with this blog, and occasionally, well, it’s just not the cheerful artist tone I’m trying for. But among my goals for the weekend was to put my studio back together. After “only” an hour an …

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Aug 17

The trouble with being human

I feel confident that I am not the only person struggling with existence right now. Honestly, based on headlines, I feel like anyone would be hard pressed NOT to be struggling with something. In my little life, however, there seems to be a bountiful array of issues that are troubling me. Body I am fat. …

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Aug 14

Just a prayer

My heart is too heavy and my body too sore to write a good blog post tonight. I will try to catch you up on some important artistic contemplations later in the week. For tonight, however, I just need to share this. Condemn no man for not thinking as you think. Let every one enjoy …

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