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Treasures

Somehow, I'm still finding sparkly bits on the floor when I sweep. I'm choosing to see this as a wonderful omen for 2023. I wonder if, like me, you hear the voice in your head saying, "Please 2023, just allow me to keep hugging people..." Isn't it strange how our perceptions of what's truly important change? Wishing for a lottery win pales in comparison to putting your arms around someone you love and have missed. The arrival of a New Year brings thoughtful reflection on what led me to this place in my life and who touched my heart along...

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Teddy & Me

To do your best; to BE your best, is a long, twisty road. Lots of roots underfoot to trip you up if you're not careful. Thankfully, I have Teddy. No, I'm not talking about THIS Teddy, although I'm happy to report that we just celebrated the beginning of six DECADES together. He holds all of my secrets and is my oldest friend. No, I'm talking about Theodore Roosevelt. You see, we share the same birthday, October 27th. (104 years apart, thank you very much!!!) Theodore Roosevelt despised being called "Teddy", but that's how history remembers him. When I look at...

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The Loss of a Master

Do you remember going to an assembly in Elementary school? You would sit cross-legged on the floor, paying strict attention to the upcoming events as they were read out. Now, imagine being all grown up and standing in a long line for the PRIVILEGE of sitting on a floor to watch someone draw. This was the scene in Paris recently at the Daniel Maghen Gallery. Kim Jung Gi was exhibiting work and also drawing before his adoring fans. Kim Jung Gi died on October 3rd at the age of 47. The art community has lost one of OUR Superheroes. We...

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I am a Maker

The area rug in my living room has seen better days. Let's face it: the better days for that rug was YEARS ago! So, we were in the store looking at rugs...SCREECH!!! WHAAAT?! I am a MAKER. I make stuff. All the time. I sew, quilt, knit; the glue gun is ALWAYS hot. It is what I do. (I have to tell you a story: One woman, who HATED me, once said, while rolling her eyes, "If you want to know what time it is, Lori will probably BUILD you a bloody sun dial!" That comment still makes me laugh,...

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There is Only One You

The call came on a Tuesday. As we hear on the news, the Canadian health care system is scrambling in order to function properly. Like many folks, I was on a waiting list for surgery. I even went so far as to put myself on a "short notice" list in case there was a cancellation. So...the pleasant lady on the phone asked if I could get to the hospital, (TWO hours away) the NEXT DAY?!! Short notice indeed! it was a bit of a scramble; my better half Yannick managed to get the day off from his job, so thankfully...

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