Thursday, February 28, 2013

52 Photos Project: Vintage

I tried to convince the shop owner 
to let me take her home
but it was a no go.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

52 Photos Project: Harmony


That moment when you reach the still point
when your mind stops its chatter
the knowledge that everything is perfect as it is
just fills the vessel that is you.

The moment when things come together
in a moment of synchrony.

The moment when you're not grasping for change,
that instant when you accept that what is, is
and will be
until it changes.

That sense of being part of everything
and breathing in and out all the molecules of love.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sepia Saturday: Happy Birthday

Perhaps I should say
"Happy Belated Birthday"
because the anniversary of
Susan B. Anthony's birth was yesterday.

She was born February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts
to Daniel and Lucy Read Anthony, 
both of whom were Quakers with an activist bent.

Though many girls were poorly educated in that era,
Daniel Anthony was an ardent supporter of quality education
for both boys and girls, so the four girls in the family
were as well-educated as their brothers.

As an adult, Susan Brownell Anthony
dedicated her life to the woman suffrage issue.
Though she died on March 13, 1906 without having secured
the passage of a constitutional amendment
securing voting rights for women,
others carried on the quest.
The 19th amendment was passed in 1920.

Does it amaze you that women have had voting rights
for less than 100 years in the United States?

That women were considered

less than
too emotional to make rational decisions
too delicate in constitution to practice law

Oh me, oh my!

Susan B. Anthony was far too smart
to believe that nonsense
and worked tireless to promote women's equality.

Are we there yet?
No. . . 

but as she is quoted as saying:

So kudos, kiddo.

You're one of my heroines.

All photos from the Library of Congress Photo Collection.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

52 Photos Project: Love at First Sight

Love at first sight,
second time around.

Brendan and Katie meet 
their No. 2 son

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

52 Photos Project: Hearts

Not exactly a photograph,
but lots of Hearts.

I'll admit it.
Addicted to Polyvore.
Addicted to hearts.

"Never Give Up" created by MeriMagic on

Monday, February 4, 2013

My World Monday

To do list:

1. look for artistic inspiration

and see where it leads.

2. prep for Wednesday's coaching mastery class

3.  figure out how to handle the "theater tickets
for two different plays on the same night" problem

4.  work in a serious writing session this afternoon