Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Animalitos On My Mind

Kathy Sosa Kathy Sosa married into an artistic family and spent several years standing on the sidelines before picking up her first paintbrush at age 45.  She describes herself as “an Anglo person who landed in San Antonio and dove into Latino culture.” When you stumble on to something and it’s brand new and different, …

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Why Moms Need to Laugh

Rachel Martin Once my now five year old who was then four years old looked at me and asked me why I didn’t laugh much. I didn’t realize he would notice that. I thought being the busy mom, the doing, the cleaning, the making sure he had his peanut butter and jelly sandwich cut into …

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The Horses

Rickie Lee Jones   We will fly Way up high Where the cold wind blows Or in the sun Laughing having fun With the people that she knows And if the situation Should keep us separated You know the world won’t fall apart And you will free the beautiful bird That’s caught inside your heart… …

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Healing Quote of the Day

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. –Unknown

The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen.  And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky. –Find the Poisonwood Bible on Goodreads


Cynthia Holmes My paintings reflect my interest in nature and stories by connecting reality with the imagination.  The natural world of plants, landscape, animals, weather, people, mountains and rivers are intertwined with the stories of everyday to form a fanciful colorful painting that celebrates the journey of life.  –Cynthia Holmes   View more art by …

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Sometimes We Get it Right

Tara Egan   As parents, we wear our guilt like a favorite pair of shoes; constantly and mindlessly. In contrast, we wear our pride like a pair of too-tight gloves; intermittently and uncomfortably. As I’ve navigated my way through my divorce, my guilt and sense of failure has taken on a life of its own. …

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Travis I was afar, I’m following the star Home isn’t where you are And everything is falling into place And then we move again So take the curve and move along Until we’re gone, we’re moving on   More by Travis

Catch What You Can

Jean Garrigue The thing to do is try for that sweet skin One gets by staying deep inside a thing. The image that I have is that of fruit— The stone within the plum or some such pith As keeps the slender sphere both firm and sound. Stay with me, mountain flowers I saw And …

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Bird by Bird

Anne Lamott Some Instructions on Writing and Life Perfectionism means that you try desperately not to leave so much mess to clean up.  But clutter and mess show us that life is being lived.  Clutter is wonderfully fertile ground – you can still discover new treasures under all those piles, clean things up, edit things …

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