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Gossamer Wings


  Gossamer Wings is a soft-colored mixed media abstract painting using oil pastels, acrylic paint, charcoal, graphite and ink on 11 x 15 inches 140gsm archival paper created in an abstract expressionist style using techniques akin to Jackson Pollock with … Continue reading

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An artist’s thoughts on Wales (based on a breakneck-speed tour of the countryside)


If you’ve never ventured into Wales from England, Scotland or Ireland, do so, immediately! If you are a fan of natural beauty and our earth’s glory, the gorgeous and rugged terrain is something you won’t want to miss. My better … Continue reading

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24 years: where did the time go?


Hard to believe, but 24 years ago today I married this wonderful guy… I was late to the ceremony (my BFF and I misplaced the car keys in a Rhoda Morgenstern-like scene from The Mary Tyler Moore Show). Kindergartner Peter had … Continue reading

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Look beyond the lapel pin


Six years ago this weekend, Veterans and Military Families for Progress held its biennial national conference in Arlington, Virginia. I was a founding member and for several years served on the board of the national 501(c)4 organization. That weekend event hosted … Continue reading

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Me: Part 2


After a couple of years in the country, we relocated back to Nashville where I went through two years of high school before another move to Murfreesboro, an hour south of Nashville. During my high school, I got involved in … Continue reading

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Random revelations culled during our recent visit to Wincanton, UK


The weather in England isn’t always rainy and miserable.  In fact, while we were there, it was glorious, sunny and perfect! Climbing to the top of the Glastonbury Tor isn’t nearly as easy as it looks.  The view from the … Continue reading

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Our girl is gone


Smokey, our beloved Dalmatian, has been a member of our family since 2002 and it was with great sadness that we had to put her to sleep last weekend. Her heart was in stage 6 congestive heart failure and her … Continue reading

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