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Thank you for your support

A friend introduced me to the Gold Violin catalog and I ordered these support stockings. Whenever I wear the patterned pair, people are fascinated with my “tattoos”! I like this painless method of getting ink.

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Traveling garden

This spring the Senior Center graciously gave us dirt and plants to create the “Write Garden.” Tomatoes, green peppers, red peppers, kale, brocoli, dill, mint and basil grew in a nearby park — until someone started using our peppers to … Continue reading

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A narrow path

Earlier this month I got back from a Franciscan Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy, and one of my hotels was around the corner from this street. We did a great deal of walking to historic sites in the area. Originally built … Continue reading

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On the air

Recently I had the honor to be interviewed for the Local Talk program on KHOI Community Radio. The episode is about “Independent Artists” and also includes interviews with artists Gwen Foster and Valerie Williams. You can download the May 27, … Continue reading

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Kids’ Heart of Iowa Radio

Kids’ Heart of Iowa Radio is on the air! To start with, you can hear five-minute segments at 3:55 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday, on KHOI Community Radio (89.1 FM in Story County, IA and parts of surrounding counties). … Continue reading

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Cleaning the Story Wall

The ceramic Story Wall sustained smoke damage in the recent fire at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, and I’m acting as a consultant for its cleaning. It took me a week to be emotionally ready to go in and see the … Continue reading

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Journey through family history

Recently I took a trip to Indiana where all of us cousins had decided to bury our parents together. We’d been planning this for over a year and had a lovely service (in the church we had attended with our … Continue reading

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A new outlook

My second cataract surgery went very well, too! This time I didn’t use the drugs they gave me the first time to help me relax. Being an observer, as an artist I’m very curious and wanted to be awake and … Continue reading

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A natural expression

The Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames will be hosting an exhibit called “A Natural Expression: Art Inspired by the Poems of Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Mary Swander.” (Update: the plans for the exhibit changed — you can find details … Continue reading

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Eyesight update

My cataract surgery yesterday went well! My doctor knows I am an artist as I explained all the abstract shapes I was seeing during surgery while they put my fancy lens in my eye. I was a little loopy with … Continue reading

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