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Rascal (RIP 3/23/16)

Denial – I knew he was sick. But I didn’t think he was that sick. Sure, cataracts blinded him, but that didn’t mean death. In fact, I was working on an inspirational post to show how pets don’t let illness ruin them. 635 more words


Anomalisa & a Reflection on Student Detachment

Like other Charlie Kaufman films, Anomalisa unsettles its viewers with a surreal environment that rapidly becomes indistinguishable from its questionably sane characters. Anomalisa analyses problems rooted in pathology versus society, and whether there is truly a clear distinction. 1,663 more words


I Drank The Self-Improvement Kool-Aid

Over the past two years, I read both of the Marie Kondo books, I listened to hours of The Dave Ramsey Show, and I followed every spoken/written word of The Minimalists. 1,667 more words


Human on auto pilot

Today has been lovely  and sunny so far. I got up, put on shorts (which always makes me feel good) and took the kids to school. 606 more words

Mental Health

moving through stuck places (a painting in progress), and hello spring

once in a great while, i paint.

today i’m not sure which feels more worthy of celebration – the fact that i’ve been painting, or the fact that spring is officially here! 579 more words

Art Journal

If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success

When I first started writing articles I found it difficult being criticised or corrected. Instead of responding I would react to the comments and feel angry. 608 more words