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Category: Philosophical Threads

Quietly, I am here. My inner voice is here more often than I can explain, a dialogue that is constantly running in my head. That inner voice sometimes writes status messages at Facebook, honest, true, a cry into the vacuous flow, and then I carefully copy the words into Evernote instead, burying the voice. But… more…

Amy Philosophical Threads

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 standing, and still fighting even… more…

Amy Featured | Philosophical Threads

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 about social media. She does… more…

Amy Creative Journey | Featured | Philosophical Threads | Quilting
Photo of Kid Journal

[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 being flashed on and off… more…

Amy Diabetes | Featured | Philosophical Threads | Writing
Playing Magic

Saturday, January 5. Almost a week in, and it feels like it is just now the New Year, as if today should rightly be the start. Much of the last two weeks was spent gathered around the table (my sewing machine and piles of books and bins of fabric and assorted diabetes supplies stacked and… more…

Amy Books | Featured | Games | Philosophical Threads
Hanging with Lights

December 24, 2012 In my house, it is Christmas Eve. A Christmas Eve that slipped upon us, as many of them do. I had plans for this December, and none of them came to fruition. An unexpected week in the hospital changed everything. Luckily, my online shopping was mostly done. Luckily, our tree was up…. more…

Amy Diabetes | Featured | Philosophical Threads
Bakuman

This post was drafted and stashed on 10/08/12. I am now much farther in this series than I was then. I am clearly regressing. Signs of it have been smattered across the last year as the kids and I have worked our way through far too many Disney series and movies. (That I don’t watch… more…

Amy Books | Featured | Philosophical Threads

Thinking as the Precursor to Doing. I seem to be becoming a master of wasting time. The November-December days of “list-building,” coupled with the allure of the vapor-thin chance that something on someone’s list will show up in one of the changes-every-hour-over-the-next-seven-days sales at Amazon, make it all too possible to while away hours–hours that… more…

Amy Books | Creative Journey | Mapping | Philosophical Threads
2012-october-artist-organization

Once I was organized. I am very much an ‘organization’ type. I like lists. I like things neat. I like order. I like school supplies and pens and new journals and blank books. And yet I can never find anything. My things and spaces are a mess. And, increasingly, chaos seems to be winning the… more…

Amy Featured | Kid Art | Philosophical Threads
RoadWorks 2012 5

Steamroller Saturday. (Note: I forgot my camera. These are all basic cell phone pics, for the record of it… not the photography.) After a long and fruitless soccer game on a turf field in the middle of the city, fenced in with a tall chainlink fence, bordered by a giant asphalt lot that is the… more…

Amy Creative Journey | Featured | Philosophical Threads

“40” (A year quilt.) A Look Back. That’s how the interview with Tammy feels… like a look back through a long and winding forest road. I probably should have just drawn a regular pie-chart at the end. I hope some of you have a chance to read the interview — I very much appreciate Tammy… more…

Amy Creative Journey | Featured | Philosophical Threads | Quilting