These Golden Days: A Food Story

There are times that are golden, which will always hold a special place in your heart. These days may be happy or sad, or somewhere in between. I think that sometimes a good meal can become a solidified part of these memories, and eating that meal again can bring us back to the laughter, the... Continue Reading →


I love music. Often my day begins with all songs on shuffle as I wazh my face and brush my teeth. Sometimes a particular playlist calls to me while driving to work. Grocery shopping, a road trip, doing the dishes, painting. There's a song for every moment. The particilar playlist I want to share is... Continue Reading →

The Rest of My Life (Repost)

Originally posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014: I want to attempt to shift my focus a bit. I've been dealing with the muck of life lately and it's healthy, no matter how difficult it is. However, the world seem a little darker when all you talk about is how dark it is. This post is... Continue Reading →

February Goals

Beginnings always feel so full of hope and potential. I look forward with anticipation whenever something is starting. Then as time goes on, I become weary easily. I lose confidence and forget all the hope I once held dear. Since I am practicing mindfulness this year, it seemed like a good idea to use this time to consider how... Continue Reading →

Tsutenkyo Bridge

I Googled some Japanese landscapes to draw and found a picture taken by John Lander of Tsutenkyo Bridge in Koishikawa Korakuen Garden, Tokyo, Japan. I by no means do justice to the real thing, but I thought it turned out nice and was good practice! I want to attempt more landscapes this year.

Rain, Rain

Is there any better sound to wake up to than the sound of rain? The weather here has been very spring-like. 40° F, drizzling all day. It's lovely. And I enjoy listening to my playlist of happy songs during this weather. One song stood out as a good rainy day song this morning: Flowers by Mad Clown,... Continue Reading →


      Mondays are my busiest days. I go straight from one job to the other and I have to stay later on Mondays than on any other day of the week. I leave the apartment by 7:45 in the morning and am home around 11:45pm, typically. It's doable, especially since neither job is physically... Continue Reading →

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