The Sea Dweller

Editor’s Note: I shared this short story with you a few years back, but my full vision for the project had not yet been realized. With this book cover design, you get to see how I’ve …

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Goodbye My Old Friend

I thought of fifty different ways to start this blog post: a silly quip about my cat’s sinister knack for catching chipmunks; a deep, philosophical mention on the passage of time; a quote from Hamlet on …

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A Magnolia In Quarantine

One of the advantages of being in quarantine is stillness. Time seems to slow, movement becomes more intentional, and our keen sense of observation is suddenly heightened. At least that has been my experience watching for …

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How I Hang My Hats

Like me, I’m guessing you’re stuck inside with a spring cleaning list, roughly the length of your arm. I have an office closet that is awaiting shelves, a basement that needs more than a few prayers, …

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A Pair of Hearty Lenses

There’s something about the smell of old things — used things — that can be addictive. Perhaps it’s a person’s residual presence, the way their hand held that item for years, or the scent of their …

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Broken Foot Flowers

There’s only one good thing that ever comes out of breaking your foot, and that thing is flowers. Gorgeous bouquets appear at your door and greet you with breathtaking beauty. Meanwhile, you slouch unattractively in your …

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Petals of Gratitude

I know it hasn’t been that long since I shared my last collection of flower photographs, but I was inspired by a truly stunning Thanksgiving table display made by my friend, and florist, Anna Coy of …

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