The Truth at Seventeen

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To the Single Mom at Christmas

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A Walk in the Park

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Imaginary Ages

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That and Ten Cents

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If there is nothing else to create then, perhaps, you will create yourself. – Carl Jung

Dimming your light to make another’s appear brighter darkens the whole world. – anonymous

The work of art I do not make, no one will ever see. – Simone Weil

Make today less about pleasing others and more about pleasing yourself.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

What would you do if you were not afraid?

Don’t let go of your courage the minute things start to become difficult. – Elizabeth Gilbert

The eyes of my eyes are opened. – ee cummings

There are two ways of spreading the light—to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton

The Truth at Seventeen

The Truth at Seventeen

The thrift store find last month: six vintage Seventeen Magazines from 1974. Right now, they are eating up a substantial chunk of desk space, large format, full colour editorial and advertisements; timeless teen content that predates the internet by a generation. The...

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To the Single Mom at Christmas

To the Single Mom at Christmas

You are enough. You have enough. You do enough. This can feel like the ultimate Noah’s Arc time - two by two couples march through the season, decking the halls and checking lists twice, conspiring over boozy eggnog for the perfect gifts for their kids. It’s a hard...

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A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

This morning was one of those glorious fall mornings: beautiful full frame sunrise, crisp clean air, the changing landscape of an ever kinetic autumn. (Today’s trees won’t look the same tomorrow). In short, it was a day that shouted, “let’s get going people.” And yet...

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Imaginary Ages

Imaginary Ages

My Mom feels 36 and is shocked every time she looks in the mirror and sees an old woman. Coincidentally, my imaginary age is also 36. While I don’t see an 87-year-old gramma, I do see wrinkles and renegade hairs. (That is, when I put on my glasses). Time marches on,...

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That and Ten Cents

That and Ten Cents

There’s a dime on my desk, sitting on the book proposal I’ve been struggling to finish. I asked my daughter, who was working at my desk last night, if she had put it there. “No”, looking at me in that special way only a 14-year-old can. A look that says, “Hey crazy...

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