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Did you know that there is exactly one museum in the U.S. named in honor of a woman? Yeah. That. It’s the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A good reason to visit Santa Fe, if you happen … Continue reading
Much as his mother tried to make him one, Oscar was never the family’s golden boy. Instead of going to medical school, he bought a sailboat and moved to Belize. No, it was Martina who did everything right – the … Continue reading
I subscribe to A Word A Day and often learn new words. Yesterday the word was chiral, a new word for me. Oddly, I remember when and where I was when I learned certain words as a child. I remember … Continue reading
It’s easy to create suspense, built up excitement, leave things hanging for a while. But to do a good job at resolving that suspense, at finishing a scene and bringing a logical and meaningful conclusion to the story – now … Continue reading
Do you have a favorite music for writing? When I have to write all day I like to play meditative music like Pachelbel’s Canon. I can play jazz or blues very quietly in the background for some kinds of writing. … Continue reading
Pete was a free thinker, a man of his own mind, a rebel. His medium was his message, his music spoke for him, his music went beyond him. You probably know the words to many of his songs by heart. … Continue reading
I heard a song on Pandora with the lyrics “oh, lonesome wind, oh, lonesome rain.” It sounded like something that would be easy to play on my ukulele. I remembered the tune from my youth, which means it should be … Continue reading
There are times when patience is easy to find. Other times you haven’t the patience to be patient. Like right now. I want what I want right now. I got up early for it. I lost sleep for it. And … Continue reading
I completely blame my directional-impairment disability on Pike’s Peak. That landmark decorated the sky to the north of my childhood home. Now I live in a place where the mountains block the sky to the east. I’m constantly confused about … Continue reading