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Renaissance Woman!
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Mt. Fuji, Japan Are you sitting inside watching the snowflakes come down? Is is 25 degrees outside? Or are you in California where it is still 75 and wondering whether winter will ever arrive? Every year as winter approached in Southern California, my paren...
FIRST SIGN OF WINTER?
FIRST SIGN OF WINTER?
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A group of men wandered around the stage at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley as we walked to our seats. The curtains were open and the men bantered and jostled each other. I wasn't sure if they were part of the crew or the actors. Then, they High-fived each othe...
THE PLAY'S THE THING
THE PLAY'S THE THING
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It's Friday and time to find peace.
NEW STEPS FORWARD
NEW STEPS FORWARD
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The leaves may be turning, pumpkins may gather on porches, and early sunsets may come, but Autumn doesn't arrive for me until I am back in a classroom. Long ago I walked through the halls as a student, then as a teacher and now, I am back as a WriterCoach C...
THE SAME OR EQUAL
THE SAME OR EQUAL
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Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I think it's also a good month to champion women, to look for heroes among us and to examine how those heroes have influenced our lives.  Who are your female heroes and where did you first learn about them? Gr...
OCTOBER FOCUS ON WOMEN
OCTOBER FOCUS ON WOMEN
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Bill handed me a piece of paper at breakfast yesterday. I decided to share his words with you. Jellica passed away quietly last Monday night. She stopped eating on the weekend and slept in her favorite chair  until she was too weak to move.  She had a rough...
JELLICA WHO SOUGHT THE SUN
JELLICA WHO SOUGHT THE SUN
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Yeah! Autumn is here! The autumnal equinox sets me on a quest for new art classes and to renew my efforts to finish projects set aside during the last days of summer. I look through my binders and portfolios to refresh my memory of what I have learned and t...
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Find a stone, note its color, look for that color every day of the week, and write down where the stone's color appears. Simple assignment. The next step, to paint the stone, is the hard part. Stones are difficult to paint. They often end up looking like po...
DIGGING IN THE DIRT
DIGGING IN THE DIRT
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I fulfilled one of my old desires a couple of weekends ago without having to do the hard work to make that dream happen.  by Bill Slavin We stayed at the Napa Farmhouse Inn in St. Helena to attend a wedding nearby. The people who own the B & B ran a bakery ...
FULFILLING DREAMS
FULFILLING DREAMS
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Do you like hot summer weather or would you rather bundle up when there is a chill in the air?  Nasturtium flowers and leaves ready to garnish a salad I have friends who revel in the hot weather and all the outdoor adventures during summer while I spend a l...
SKETCHING IN SEASON
SKETCHING IN SEASON
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