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Coco’s Quilt

January 17, 2014 in Featured, Philosophical Threads, Quilting by Amy

“Coco” has become a semi-frequent guest at our house on our inevitable path to dogdom. Not all of us have been on board with the idea of another addition to our household, although it has been a subject of debate and pining by one for years. Coco is a pretty
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Every Day in May

May 8, 2013 in Creative Journey, Featured, Graphic Novel, Pen and Ink, Philosophical Threads by Amy

Trying something different in May, a spin on daily concepts we have talked about many times. I am curious to see how the month will take shape and am hoping this will rekindle something approximating the kind of “daily” that was, for a while, such a big part of me.
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Three

May 3, 2013 in Featured, Philosophical Threads by Amy

When I posted earlier this week about ‘threes,’ I was only halfway serious. I was poking fun at myself and the seemingly unrelated string of odd events all in rapid succession. Maybe it is my way of standing up and roaring to the ether that I am still here, still
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Things That Come in Threes

May 1, 2013 in Featured, Philosophical Threads by Amy

  I fell off a skateboard on Sunday. (Yeah, umm, okay… we could talk about why I was on a skateboard. Not a lot of damage, but still…) Then on Tuesday, I got rear-ended. (Not a lot of damage but still…) As I drove home from this morning’s pair of
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Echoes of Once Upon a Time

March 30, 2013 in Everyday Matters, Featured, Pen and Ink, Philosophical Threads by Amy

It has been a not easy week. It gas been the kind of week that makes me doubt everything. But the fruit I picked up a few weeks back for my next EDM were going soft. It was the right thing to do this morning, centering in its own way.
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Photos Gone Wrong

February 4, 2013 in Featured, Philosophical Threads, Photography by Amy

Oh no! Yesterday was our middle school robotics group’s first competition. All the other schools at the event were high school level, so we went knowing that it was “for the experience” and, possibly, to open their eyes and to inspire them to what is possible in robot design. It
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January Passing

January 28, 2013 in Comics, Creative Journey, Featured, Philosophical Threads by Amy

It is January 28. Just a few more days in the month are ticking away. As the first month of the year passes, there are several things I am hoping to complete, manage, share that will help get me firmly started on this year in terms of the notes I
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Morning

January 19, 2013 in Creative Journey, Featured, Philosophical Threads, Quilting by Amy

A pointless photo, but after making my second full cup, I was thinking about a meeting I had this week. I typically manage to keep a low meeting profile, but before our once-a-month in person staff meeting this week, I agreed to a pre-meeting with a young scientist to talk
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Sparking and Spotting

January 16, 2013 in Books, Creative Journey, Graphic Novel, Lists, Pen and Ink, Philosophical Threads by Amy

I have been wanting to try this list widget… to see if it will help me move things from here to there… from the void to the blog. There used to be segments in the podcast (way back in the beginning) that were random assortments… maybe not quite this random
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A Start

January 15, 2013 in Creative Journey, Featured, Mokeskine, Pen and Ink, Philosophical Threads by Amy

No Fear of the Blank Page Here. This was a bit ago… after we spotted a Townsend’s Warbler (yellow and black with mask!) for the first time in a bush across from the house as we were going to the park to make a “first” YouTube video about folding paper
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A Morning Story

January 13, 2013 in Diabetes, Featured, Philosophical Threads, Writing by Amy

[Phone photo: A little journal for a new year.] Waking up on a school morning has never been an easy process for one of my kids. One wakes up at first prompting; the other needs a bullhorn without the bull or horn. While I remember growing up with a light
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Decadent. Derailed. Determined.

January 9, 2013 in Creative Journey, Diabetes, Featured, Philosophical Threads, Quilting by Amy

Decadent. I bought two things in the last few months that were decadent (for me). Both are indulgences that I had wanted but put off, money being tight for most of the last few years and such purchases seeming, to me, unnecessary even if desired. The story of my first
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