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Summer visitation prep

Next week, Miss L arrives for our summer visitation, so yesterday, we went grocery shopping for Miss L foods: hash browns, cheese sticks, little yogurts. And ketchup. Lots and lots and lots of ketchup. In fact, 7.2 pounds of ketchup, the kind that comes in a massive can from Costco and makes you a little queasy…

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broken is beautiful

Broken is beautiful.

I always dreaded art classes, and escaped them with real relief once they were no longer mandatory. I could never create anything close to the vision I had in mind; every day was an exercise in frustrating exasperation. I stumbled into painting by accident in my third year of college, looking for an easy way to fill up…

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Blaze your own trail

I’m not the biggest fan of winter, so it’s with real love that I’ve glimpsed the tip-toeing of Spring peeking pale greens through what was an all-white palette just weeks ago. Although normally I’d say spring trumps winter every time, there’s one emotion winter has all locked up: that unparalleled pleasure of walking out into a fresh snowfall, nothing but unmarred potential…

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