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Poetry Monday: YES

I dearly love this poem by William Stafford, and many years ago printed it for our holiday card. My Mom and Dad thumbtacked it up in their spare bedroom where I saw it whenever I went home. It’s a good … Continue reading

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Looking and seeing: Bellevue Art Museum

I was ravished by a museum experience yesterday inspired equally by patient handwork expressed through order, and wild improvisations of color, texture and pattern. The Bellevue Art Museum has two shows that, taken together, touch the heart and overwhelm the … Continue reading

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Story Chairs – an invitation

I’d like to invite you to participate in a project I’m working on. For a show at the Missoula Art Museum several years ago with Jeffry Mitchell, and with the help of talented craftsman Ben Oblas, we made two story … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman – Poetry Monday

Walt Whitman for this Monday, in his vigorous and brave spirit of the self as celebration of life. I was obsessed with Leaves of Grass in high school and with Whitman’s life, his service in the Civil War, his regard … Continue reading

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What the soul is supposed to be – Poetry Monday

I have been shockingly neglectful of Poetry Monday this last month, but health scares in my family and needless deaths in my community have sent me to poetry, as trouble always does. Mary Oliver is a favorite and this poem … Continue reading

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Being Elmo: it’s all about the love

Make time this week to catch Being Elmo, the documentary about the puppeteer Kevin Clash playing on PBS. The trailer holds the central message of both the film and Elmo, the beloved Sesame Street puppet that Kevin Clash brought to … Continue reading

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The Giant Golden Book of Elves & Fairies

This book came in the mail today – a purchase that I thought of as a second choice. As a child I as very attached to The Tall Book of Make Believe, with illustrations by Garth Williams, a book that … Continue reading

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