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  • Brain food #1

    My relationship with the internet has gotten very weird, as I’ve alluded. My husband and I got into an interesting dive of a conversation recently as we were talking about some of the goals I have set for myself for the summer, which included some background website work. “No one is really blogging anymore.” (Him)…

  • Mapping it out

    I had this whole thing set up that I wanted to do in March. I had a collection almost ready to go; I had a whole posting schedule for social media. Stuff was written and planned in advance, I was painting, it was glorious. And then BAM. Life. We got thrown yet another medical curve…

  • Robots and changing voice.

    I firmly blame the new AI policies for finally driving me back to my own ‘spot’ on the internet, where I own and can protect my own copyright to my images and artwork and can prevent as much AI scraping as possible. It’s sort of funny how everything has come full circle for so many…

  • So do all who live in such times…

    I, like many others, I imagine, am emerging from some strange cocoon rendered by the pandemic years. It’s been ages and ages since I’ve written; nearly a year, in fact. In the intervening time I have passed that most ancient of hills and crested, turned forty. And yet in some ways I still feel fourteen….

  • Cultivating margin…

    I wrote on Instagram the other day: I find myself strongly questioning the path I’m on at the moment. Our summer was one of healing, rest, and restoration in many ways, especially for those of us in the family who have chronic illnesses. Less than three weeks into what one might call a ‘normal’ fall/school…

  • Thoughts to think.

    As you know, I share quotes and book stacks over on IG on a bi-weekly basis. These were the quotes and stacks for August. The quotes are done in situ the week that they are shared. I don’t plan ahead, and the quote is chosen by what I most need that week or what’s really…

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William Smith

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