september 1, 2018

“Be filled with wonder, be touched by peace.” ~ Unknown     It’s hard to believe it’s the first day of September. I awoke to Sen. John McCain’s funeral broadcast. I bawled in my coffee as his daughter, Meghan, gave an impassioned eulogy with a range of adjectives; sorrow, grief, love, anger, pain, gratefulness. “The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was

august 18, 2018

“Life is like a book: Some chapters are sad, some happy, and some exciting. But if you never turn the page, you’ll never know what the next chapter holds.” ~ Tinybuddha     Annie Bassoni and I met at the Woodland Art Fair and began our annual perambulatory judgement of the art. Thirty minutes into our trek, the skies opened up and the heavens let loose a heavy cry. We

august 15, 2015

“Remember that your natural state is joy.” ~ Wayne Dyer     I met Annie Bassoni at the Woodland Art Fair today. I had so much fun, and ran into so many people I love. It really did my heart good to hug all their necks. My favorite photo of the day, however, has got to be this little girl asking Bangaly Savan√© for ice cream. Or maybe she was

august 16, 2014

“A brilliant young poet asked me once, ‘But how am I supposed to keep living with a broken heart?’ I laughed, not meaning to be cruel in any way, but answered, ‘How do any of us do it, son? If our hearts are open, they’re going to be broken. That’s the beauty of it… We cherish what is and go on.’” ~ Mary Carroll-Hackett     Elaine Heis is a

august 18, 2012

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” ~ Walter Bagehot I hadn’t been to the Woodland Art Fair for years and years. I desperately needed some sunshine today, so me and BFF Stacy Yelton went out. The art work was superb, and because it was in a park, there were tons of beautiful dogs and children.