Category Archives: philosophy

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be I go … Continue reading

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“The Highest Goal of Life is to Inquire and Create”

I always find it a pleasure to listen to some of the smartest people I know in their wisdom years, to find what they have learned over the course of a life well lived.  As a former educator, I was … Continue reading

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Artists and Art

“The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself,” e.e. cummings Perhaps it is inevitable that artists go through life feeling they are an odd fit in this world. They are … Continue reading

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Gray Gravitas

I have recently decided to stop coloring my hair at the age of 62.  Rather than wanting to look younger…I want to look as I am.  Many within my circle have tried to convince me to stay “blonde.”  They have, … Continue reading

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Whatever you dream you can do, or think you can do — begin it…

    “Whatever you dream you can do, or think you can do — begin it, for boldness has genius and power and magic within it.” These words were spoken by Goethe centuries ago, but many wise people have lived by … Continue reading

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Discernment and the Spiral Path

As I continue to paint and study, I recognize that examples I once felt were fine have nothing of value for me.  My vision has sharpened, and I can now distinguish between those icons that are of average skill, and … Continue reading

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