Monthly Archives: August 2018

Small Arrangements …Floral Friday

The idea today is to construct small floral arrangements within the limited confines of bud vases. The biggest obstacle to overcome is to use multiple elements without the entire composition appearing top-heavy. Good visual proportions were easiest with this stainless steel … Continue reading

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Does Truth Matter?

The subject of truth is one littered with booby traps and dead ends. The truth is something we all have an opinion about. This week I overheard a woman sadly ask her companion, “Does the truth even matter anymore?” I … Continue reading

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Legacy

The railroad crossing barrier had been lowered for what seemed like an eternity and my car was sandwiched between a rusty pickup behind me and a Subaru sedan ahead. There was just a scattering of “reading material” on the car in … Continue reading

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Nothingness

While having lunch with Jonathan last Thursday, he steered our conversation towards his more serious concerns. Jonathan had a close brush with death when he was a high school student. He interpreted the incident as a wake-up call to pay … Continue reading

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Just Because

Yesterday my friend Andy gave me an old, brass vase. It wasn’t my birthday, I hadn’t accomplished anything special, it wasn’t even an anniversary of our friendship. I asked Andy why he gave it to me. He said, “just because”. … Continue reading

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What Is?

When we notice a cloud in the sky and simply experience the act of noticing, we see “what is” for what it is. The moment we label it as a cloud, or the category of cloud it is, or what … Continue reading

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Just Do It

The corporate marketing slogan for the Nike Corporation is arguably one of the most successful in business history. They took a short motivational sentence and caused the public to automatically think about their products whenever we see or hear it. … Continue reading

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