Then and Now: My Art Opening Night

February 18, 2014

You know how Snoopy sits on the top of his dog house with the typewriter and begins every story he writes with “it was a dark and stormy night?”  I can’t make it up to my rooftop, but if I could, I would have written the first line of this post about my art opening […]

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A Sneak Preview

February 13, 2014

This past Monday night we hung my show at the co-op. Here is a shot of Romeo and me in front of some of my paintings. Tonight is the night. The opening reception is from 5:45-7:00. I’m a little nervous, since there will be a lot of activity and people all at once. I was […]

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Of Mice and Vegans

February 12, 2014

I am not a person who is great at absolute thinking. Making decisions can stymie me and trap me in limbo. So I have to find questions to ask myself to guide me out of that place of inertia. One of the most useful questions I fall back on, especially when I want to allow […]

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Vegan Versions: Crown Roast Cauliflower

February 7, 2014

I’m not one that rushes to rubberneck the scene of a fire or an accident. Those kinds of spectacles do not attract me, unless I can be of some actual help.  Perhaps this is because when I was 10, I saw smoke coming from a garbage can and the garage door of the house on […]

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Reframing. . .and Vegan Epiphany Pie

January 31, 2014

  At the beginning of January, I went over to the Co-op, and after admiring them all, counted the number of paintings artist Susan Segoda had up in her show. There were 20, and they were all rather large. So I figured I needed to have  at least 20 pieces of artwork framed and ready to […]

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Pizza Seasoned Roasted Potato Slices (and A Little Bit of Nature Magic)

January 27, 2014

The first time I ever read about someone making a meal of potatoes was in our Co-op newsletter many years ago, long before I became vegan. My friend Gary MacFarlane, director of the amazing organization Friends of the Clearwater, wrote a delightful article about how he and his girlfriend disagreed about the best way to […]

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And The Winner Is. . .

January 26, 2014

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my last post! I enjoyed reading what you had to say about the spice blend and the cards and even The Princess Bride! It was so hard not to comment, but I didn’t want to gum up the numbers for The winner of the 5 pack […]

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As You Wish Spice Blend (and an “I Love You” Give-Away)

January 20, 2014

I know there are lots of ready-made spice blends out there, but sometimes it’s nice to have exactly what I want the way I want it–nothing less, and nothing more. Something to go with my rather plain food that isn’t too spicy and isn’t salty and has no black pepper in it, which I don’t […]

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I Love You Valentine Cards in Slow Miracle Art Store

January 18, 2014

I’m happy to announce that most all of the valentine cards I showed you in the post Be My Valentine? A Slow Miracle Art Update are now available for order in the Slow Miracle Art Store. After a rather agonizing wait for card stock, they have been printed this weekend, and I will be able […]

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Pulling Away While Reaching Out: Another Slow Miracle

January 16, 2014

A Retrospective Reflection People now use the phrase “reaching out” to mean being the one to make first contact in a social exchange. “Pulling away” is sometimes used when a person is describing the need for less social interaction with someone, or with a social phenomenon. But I have different first meanings for these phrases, […]

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