Repose Country Style

Repose: calm, quiet, stop…ceasing from life's have to's; taking the time to reflect; spending time with life-long friends. This is my personalized definition of repose. I need these times of removal from my typical life because they provide perspective. This week's agenda? I'm visiting my best friend and her family in Colbert, Washington. Indulge me …

Heart Whispers

"We can teach youth to read, but can we release their hearts?"  An artistic youth churns inside a chrysalis of adolescent confines. For the creative temperament, teen years fill with discontent. Yet, longings can inspire exploration and discovery. It is the glory of parents and teachers to direct yearning in youth by providing creative models. If we do not, imposters …

Barbie, Me, and Tenacity

There are times in my life when I do not think I can go on any further. During these dark seasons of doubt, I need voices of insistence to light the way. My best friend, Barbie, is one of the people who coaches me through those long tunnels of insecurity.           In a recent conversation with Barbie, she told me I was tenacious (my paraphrase …

A few more memories…

I had such a positive response from the last post, "A Stroll Down Memory Lane," that I thought adding a few more memories was in order. These following pictures are classics that I will always treasure for the people in them and the events they captured.     Mr. Simon's yearbook class created some of the most memorable experiences of my …