Monthly Archives: August, 2013


Jessi Jump   Every time we experience a near miss, we glimpse the world as it would have been, for better or worse, and then we are left to survive or thrive with what is.     Yesterday, in traffic, I was cut off by a stereotype. A silver haired woman in a gold Cadillac …

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Dave Matthews Band Don’t give up I know you can see All the world and the mess that were making Can’t give up And hope God will intercede Come on back Imagine that we could get it together Stand up for what we need to be     More from the Dave Matthews Band

Healing Quote of the Day

  Love the life you live, Live the life you love. –Bob Marley

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.  It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. – Atticus Finch Find To Kill a Mockingbird …

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Totem Walk at Sitka

Emily Carr Emily Carr (1871 – 1945) was born in Victoria, British Columbia to a well off British family.  Throughout her life, she would continually push the boundaries of artistic, cultural, societal and gender based expectations.  Carr was orphaned while still a teen, and left for San Francisco to study art.  A decade later, she …

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A Rite of Passage

Mother, wife, writer, quote collector, clothing and digital shop owner, DIY project creator and founder of Choose Joy, Ashley Hackshaw learned she had cancer in the fall of 2011.  With her family, she created the following love-filled video, A Rite of Passage. You can follow Ashley’s cancer journey on The Cancer Chronicles. Visit Ashley’s Lil Blue Boo Blog, …

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Beautiful Girl

Sara Bareilles And I know how much it can sometimes hurt You feel like the whole world has made you the ugly girl Take it from me that you have to see it first So before you trade in your summer skin for those high heeled shoes To make him wanna be with you Let me remind you one …

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Put Something In

Shel Silverstein Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem, Sing a mumble-grumble song, Whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance ‘Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain’t been there before.   More about Shel Silverstein

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Michael Dorris A fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardships and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of kinship. Starting in the present day and moving backward, the novel is told in the voices of the three women: fifteen-year-old part-black Rayona; her American Indian mother, Christine, consumed …

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Her Heart Touched by Hummingbirds

Patricia Wyatt I have been a printmaker, a textile designer and a painter.  I have come to understand that making art is a fluid process that is constantly being refined.  The many different materials I use create both physical and emotional depth.  My paintings offer each of us a quiet moment to consider our paths, to …

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