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Let’s talk Star Trek, #ROW80 and writing tips

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”~Confucius, Chinese philosopher Today’s memoir writing tip: Don’t begin with backstory. Perfect advice as I rewrite my Star Trek MomMemoir. The annual Las Vegas Star Trek convention begins in two weeks, … Continue reading

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Hopeful or hopeless: this week’s #ROW80 post

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future; concentrate the mind on the present moment.”~Buddha, Hindu leader Where did I leave off with A Round of Words in 80 Days? I totally lost sight of my … Continue reading

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Sometimes my journals scare me

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”~Confuscius, Chinese philosopher There are years that wretch my stomach; this journal reflects one of them. I’m flipping through old journals for material to continue my Coffeeshop Chronicles over at … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Zentangle

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”~Martin Luther King, Jr., American activist This week enters a new era, Diva Challenge #201. This week’s challenge is the annual awareness to Moebius Syndrome, which her youngest … Continue reading

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Why you should not start over in the New Year

“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.”~Aristotle, Greek Philosopher I have failed my New Year’s Resolution every year. It’s not even a specific task that can be quantified, like “I will … Continue reading

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Playing with sidewalk chalk and coffee

“The sun is new each day.”~Heraclitus, Greek philosopher Who doesn’t love sidewalk chalk? There’s something delightful about chalk. Not the small, tighty-whitey type you find in school chalkboards–that is, if chalk is still used in classrooms–but the fat, chunky pastel … Continue reading

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Remember the good times

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”~Confucius, Chinese philosopher Playing games. Stylin’ a new haircut. Stuffed animals and Slurpees. A bird on the back deck. Coffee and coffee, then throw in a little more coffee. Toss … Continue reading

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Dad's the focus this #tbt

“In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.”~Dalai Lama, Tibetan leader I’m diggin’ the nostalgia found in #throwbackthursday hashtags on social media. I’ve posted the first Ku haiku I wrote, images from my CZT … Continue reading

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Hey…Zentangle and haiku, together again

“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”~Bertrand Russell, British philosopher What a great way to wrap up National Poetry Month: my haiku was featured by the Editor’s Desk on the app Heyku. … Continue reading

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Di's Hopeful Words Of Wisdom for March 23

“Hope is a waking dream.”~Aristotle, Greek philosopher

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A black Zentangle hole

“Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.”~Dalai Lama, Tibetan teacher The Diva’s weekly Zentangle Challenge #155 is about open spaces. In Zentangle, artists almost feel the need to fill every space with tangles. Open space … Continue reading

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Postmark fun: THON dancer mail

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand, walk, run, climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”~Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher Today is the postmark date for THON Dancer Mail. I’ve written inspirational and funny … Continue reading

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Dance with me

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”~Alan Watts, English philosopher

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Zentangle: to separate or not

“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”~Seneca, Roman philosopher The details. Do you ever really notice what is around you, the separate pieces that form a whole? Looking at a Zentangle, really studying … Continue reading

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A Zentangle by any other name is…what?

“Who seeks shall find.”~Sophocles, Greek playwright Can you create a Zentangle without using tangles? That is an interesting question posed in this week’s Diva Challenge #123.  A Zentangle is a Zentangle is a Zentangle…right?  If it is not, then you just … Continue reading

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Can you possess beauty?

“Beauty…it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it.”~Moses Mendelssohn, German-Jewish philosopher

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Sometimes enough is enough

“Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.”~Amos Bronson Alcott, American writer The scrapbook crop concluded today.  Three friends unexpectedly showed up for the afternoon, which made this last day more special.  I left … Continue reading

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Turn–or tangle–a blind eye

“There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.”~Richard Rorty, American philosopher Within me is beauty, art and a love for flavored coffee. A perfect combination for a tangled morning. Diva Challenge #116 dared us … Continue reading

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My Sketchbook Project 2013 on tour

“It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.”~Epicurus, Greek philosopher Scenes from The Sketchbook Project Tour in Philly.

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A strong love

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”~Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher

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