Category: life

family stories

On Family and Stories

I seem to have inherited my grandmother's love of family stories. And I love to tell them to anyone who will listen. Or read.
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drawing

The Art of Distraction

This week, what with politics, snow storms, and one country in Europe on the edge of destruction, I think we're all in need of distraction.
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family memories

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

You can't always get what you want. And sometimes, despite that, you still get what you need. And live a pretty privileged life.
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cross-country skiing

Of Winter, Logging, & Bologna Sandwiches

Sunny winter days remind me of my very short career as a logger. Or a logger's assistant. Or something. Such a treasured memory of mine.
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life

The Vicissitudes of Winter

I'm kind of obsessed with the idea of navigating the vicissitudes of winter this week. And having flashbacks about hard winters of the past.
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getting up early

On Being a Morning Person After All

I am NOT a morning person. I love nothing better than to crawl back into bed and burrow under the duvet. Except under certain circumstances.
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Christmas journeys

Christmas Journeys

I've made a few Christmas journeys in my time. I made a video of my Christmas Journeys so far this year. Hope you enjoy it.
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bibliotherapy

What Does Solace Look Like?

What does solace look like for you? A warm bath and candles? A soothing and engaging book? A sisters' shopping adventure? All of the above?
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fashion cure

Can Fashion Cure What Ails You?

This sounds hopelessly shallow, but sometimes fashion is the best medicine for me. A cure for worried sleepless nights and difficult days.
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blogging

Writing About Life

According to Ernest Hemingway, "in order to write about life, first you must live it." So writing about life means making time to just live.
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