Joyful Noise (?)

Joyful Noise (?)

Last Saturday, we went to spend the evening at our friend Patti’s house way down yonder, as Southern Folk would say. It was a grand good time–the food, the fellowship, the laughter. We were the only noise makers for what might have been miles....
Light against Dark

Light against Dark

Sylvia was without a doubt the coolest person I had ever known. This from my fifth grade point of view. Sylvia was the artist mother of my grade school friend, Amy, and I took lessons in their home. Sylvia drove a pale yellow VW convertible bug with a houndstooth...
Thou Shalt Not Covet…

Thou Shalt Not Covet…

…Mary Ellen’s Sweet Peas. Or Bob’s Poppies and Sunflowers. Or Jan’s Mountain Laurel. I hang my head in guilty shame. I’ll start my confession with last Saturday’s  market. Mary Ellen brought what might have been the very last of her...
South of the Border

South of the Border

If gardens inspire anything, they serve to ignite all of our senses. When these aspects of a garden are created by artists, the impact is more heightened, still. Such is the case in my recent tour of “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” at the New York...
Grade Change

Grade Change

“School’s Out for the Summer!” Youngsters are running down the sidewalk, backpacks bouncing behind them, released into the warm June afternoon, advancing to new academic grades. But this isn’t the grade change I’m talking about today....
Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Several years ago, my sister and I were in Minneapolis for the Summer Solstice –what a fun time! We walked on the bridge and drank potato beer. (Not simultaneously). There were every type of performing artists imaginable to enjoy all along the way as daylight...
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