The Myth of Security and the Myth of Freedom

Following your creative dream is why you are here! I came across this video of Dr. Ken Atchity and I thought, “I love this guy! I love the way he thinks! He is pragmatic and creative and a wonderful storyteller. He sounds like a Capricorn.” Just watch and learn . . . Happy Birthday, Kenneth […]

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Art Saves Again!

Bill Murray tells the story of how a painting saved his life.

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Making Home

I was thinking about what I would like in my life. What shifts do I want to make as the next year of my life unfolds?

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December 2019 Events

from left to right - Paul, Heather, and Holly relaxing in Sedona

Party Lights!

Closing out 2019 with music by the Lofi Sofias and the Conduits. Turn your party lights on.

New Year’s Eve join me for Oms and Eats in the early afternoon – then in the early evening, a porch party with the Conduits – ending just in time for the Pine Cone Drop (or a decent night’s sleep).

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Getting on with Getting on

This is a reminder to myself – I posted this last week regarding bereavement: Yesterday was strange and uncomfortable, but in the end, I made sure to paint and top it off with song and community. Music is the balm for all of life’s troubles.

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Riding into the Velvet Sunset

“Jenny said when she was just five years old
There was nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on a radio
There was a nothin’ goin’ down at all, not at all
Then one fine mornin’ she puts on a New York station
You know, she couldn’t believe what she heard at all
She started shakin’ to that fine fine music
You know her life was saved by rock ‘n’ roll
Despite all the amputations
You know you could just go out
And dance to a rock ‘n’ roll station
It was alright (it was alright)
Hey baby, you know it was alright (it was alright)”

– Lou Reed

photo of the Lofi Sofias playing as The Velvet Underground by Paul Perreault

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AFP Breaks My Heart ~ American Sentence (lost) Day 85 of 108

Amanda Fucking Palmer blows my mind and my heart. She is relentless in her raw vulnerability, an inspiration, an ardent champion for humanity in all its passion and messiness and ugliness and real-ness.

There is no intermission. Only life.

Photo of Amanda Palmer in Ireland by Stephanie Zakas

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