Don’t Hold Back Your MacGyver

November 1. Day one of thirty, and not a single thing on my mind.  And it took me 20 minutes to write that one line. This is going to be brilliant! I've read that creative endeavors require constant and consistent attention.  If I sit here every day and force myself to write something, I will form … Continue reading Don’t Hold Back Your MacGyver

Rest In Peace

My father passed today. It was not unexpected. He battled traumatic health conditions for the better part of twenty years. We were called to his death-bed several months ago, but he bounced back (I attribute this resilience to our hearty Irish peasant stock).  This did, however, give me a chance to grieve. And I grieved … Continue reading Rest In Peace

Time to Thin the Herd

Two posts in one afternoon.  Watch out, world! I had a moment of clarity today while responding to a friend's response to my earlier post. I admit, I have been trying to accomplish too much in a short amount of time, and I'm doing everything poorly.  Now I am unaccomplished and highly frustrated.  I'm sure … Continue reading Time to Thin the Herd

The Party’s Over

I've had one of those great birthdays this year, the kind that tends to spread itself over multiple days/weeks. The party ended yesterday, and it's back to reality now.  But what a nice little send-off! I met my folks at their place in Richmond mid-morning where I was put to work before crossing the threshold … Continue reading The Party’s Over

Operation Transformation: Phase I

Finally, after weeks and weeks of disruption and renovation, I have all my electronics in working order. I'm still happy with the new PC, but am even more thrilled that my laptop is still functioning (as long as I don't attempt to stream videos). So here I sit with my brood of lazy felines on … Continue reading Operation Transformation: Phase I

A Smidge of This, and a Dollop of That

I have had connectivity issues lately, both electronically and personally. The former is nearly corrected.  The latter, well..... I am almost done with my studio renovation. Everything's built; I just need to paint (and take pictures).  To top if off, a dear friend lent me her old trusty easel.  I'm honored to be its guardian. Anyway, … Continue reading A Smidge of This, and a Dollop of That

November 2012

One more month.  Hallelujah! Short and sweet: November seemed pretty normal for the most part.  What I didn't notice was just how cold it got during the night.  On average, the daily highs were just a degree below normal but the lows were a full 6 degrees below average.  Brrr. Just about a year ago I was … Continue reading November 2012

The Two Week Review

Can you believe it's been two weeks already?  I've been in a holding pattern for so long, I'm finding it somewhat hard to accept that I am, in fact, moving forward.  What a long, long summer this has been. Before I started typing this post, I had a flurry of thoughts and comments swirl through my … Continue reading The Two Week Review