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Stories Without Words

The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words. –  Elliott Erwitt When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. –  Ansel Adams If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug […]

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The Family Table

There is no better classroom than the family table. – Kaye Earle Researchers have confirmed what parents have known for a long time; sharing a family meal is good for the spirit, the brain and the health of all family members. – Anne Fishel, Ph.D. The family is the nucleus of civilization. – Will Durant […]

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Everybody Has a Story

Six billion of us walking the planet, six billion smaller worlds on the bigger one. Six billion stories, every one an epic, full of tragedy and triumph, good and evil, despair and hope. – Dean Koontz Their story, yours and mine — it’s what we all carry with us on this trip we take, and […]

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Kaleidoscope: A World of Color

The world is your kaleidoscope and the varying combinations of colors which at every succeeding moment are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your ever-moving thoughts. – James Allen Color is a power which directly influences the soul. – Wassily Kandinsky Kaleidoscope Tumbling bits of glass Infinite permutations  Forever entrancing – Kaye Earle Why do two […]

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Sidewalk Vignettes

 You could start at a path leading nowhere more fantastic than from your own front steps to the sidewalk, and from there you could go… well, anywhere at all. – Stephen King   The ballet of the good city sidewalk never repeats itself from place to place, and in any one place is always replete […]

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Harvest

We reap and we sow, an emergence of pleasure. The harvest begins. – Upon Learning, by Melissa Schwartz It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. – B. C. Forbes The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – William Blake After the summer’s yield, […]

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Side by Side

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet. – Vietnamese Proverb Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, What!  You too?  I thought I was the only one.  – C.S. Lewis   The couple is time recaptured, the return to the time before time. – Octavio Paz, Nobel […]

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A Way of Seeing the World

Wabi Sabi is a way of seeing the world that is at the heart of Japanese culture. It finds beauty and harmony in what is simple, imperfect, natural, modest, and mysterious. – Mark Reibstein, Wabi Sabi To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality. – John Ruskin, The Stones of […]

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