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Water Color Painting with Ken Hosmer

When I signed up last month for Ken Hosmer’s water color class, I didn’t know what I was getting into. I thought he would say something like: “A little bit of this (yellow), a little bit of that (blue), a little bit of blending makes the color fast (green.)” But, NO!  He said, “90% of details

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Healing Power of Cats

Seventeen years ago I asked God for joy.  He sent me kittens!  I discovered them the day my beloved shaggy dog ran back and forth, hair flying, and face grinning, between the spare bedroom and the living room where I sat reading.  She completed several frantic laps before I understood she wanted me to follow. 

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New York City Meets Redding, CA

Published on January 13, 2013 by in Inspirational

My friend Liz came to visit.  She lives and works in New York City and never gets to see the stars. Well, with the exception of those shining on and off Broadway. As a drama therapist she is animated enough to be one of those stars. Heck, she is a star! She twinkles, and not

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Learning to Sing the Claude Stein-way!

Published on January 7, 2013 by in Inspirational

Which would you rather do? 1. Sing a solo in front of 38 “perfect” strangers. 2. Stand naked in front of God and everybody. Maybe you’re wondering, what’s the difference! I did both of these things during New Year’s week while attending a singing class at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. (Felt like institute

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