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Girlfriends

I am practically hoarse. My voice is completely shot. Flu? Strep? Head cold? Nope. I just got back from a girl’s weekend. Nonstop talking (and listening) for three straight days. These are girls of my way back past. I won’t admit to the number of years but we met in elementary school. And although we are nothing alike, we are …


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Rent

My family has a tradition. On the first day of a new month we say ‘rabbit rabbit rabbit’ for good luck. This month, for the first time in thirteen years, I did not owe a landlord a rent check. That feels pretty lucky already. For awhile now, my cute husband has had an idea about building a studio in our …


Photo Booth

I don’t know about you, but I cannot resist a photo booth. Something about the straggly curtain beckons me over and I must obey. The combination of the spontaneity and the location makes a photo strip the perfect souvenir marking the people, place, and time in a capsule of 4 pictures. Likewise, finding a vintage photobooth picture while hunting and …

Good Help

Anyone who complains that you can’t get good help these days has never met mine. If you think you can do it all yourself, you’re wrong. Over the years I have been incredibly blessed with some of the smartest and most talented helpers on the planet. Currently, Heidi is my creative genius. She has more ability in her pinky toe …

Reading List

Long after my formal education was over, in a miraculous turn of luck one summer I discovered Truman Capote and Harper Lee. Too busy suffering through Beowulf and Shakespeare in school, I somehow managed to miss them both. But as fate would have it I found In Cold Blood and To Kill A Mockingbird at a library sale and read …