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Day 2403: Never underestimate

Never underestimate people’s

  • resilience,
  • ability to change,
  • hidden pain,
  • capacity to heal,
  • humor,
  • creativity,
  • strengths,
  • differences,
  • similarities,
  •  connections,
  • inner life,
  • hunger,
  • generosity,
  • sanity,
  • feelings,
  • thoughts,
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Personal Growth

Lens-Artists Challenge #51 – UNIQUE!

The challenge this week is led by AMY.

A narrow topic this week?  No.  What is not unique?  Grains of sand, but not snowflakes? Blades of grass?   442 more words


The Year's Best Covers IX.

Today’s cover is an old old favourite: the very battered cover of my Everyman Moby-Dick, with the Rockwell illustrations, that’s been with me since 1992.

11 June 2019

The Year's Best Covers

Karen The Artist

As a young child I loved to finger paint. I used to make my own paper dolls. I even colored strings of lights to cut out and hang on my dollhouses. 384 more words

Celebrating the mothers of 1919 with carnations, songs, and guilt

Mother’s Day 1919 was dedicated to the mothers whose sons fought for freedom. President Wilson decreed that flags be flown at all government buildings (wasn’t this done normally back then?) and requested that people fly the flag at their homes “as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of the country.”  The carnation was the flower of the day, the… 517 more words

In The News

The Four Freedoms ... Responsibility and Ownership.

https://notmyfirstrodeoblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/04-river-flows-in-you.m4a “River Flows In You”, Yiruma, from the album “Yiruma Piano Collection” , (2001)

So, my resolution after my  last post was, going forward, to avoid pointing fingers, avoid divisiveness, and avoid setting up others as the bad guy, the enemy, the Strawman supporting MY argument. 2,532 more words

The Inner Struggle

Oatmeal cookies with Norman Rockwell

Inspired by “The Artist’s Palate: Cooking with the World’s Great Artists”, Frank Fedele 2003 New York and Rockwell’s 1920 painting “Crackers in bed” for an Edison Mazda Lamp advertisement American author, painter and illustrator 1894-1978

What Do Creative People Eat And Drink?