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Fun Facts Friday: an epic kayaking journey, the language of cats, other inventions by women and more!

Fun Facts Friday: an epic kayaking journey, the language of cats, other inventions by women and more!

Couple kayaking the Wabash stops in TH Imagine this – a couple making a 1,600 mile journey in kayaks. Now that’s adventure! Learning to speak the language of cats: How they’re actually telling humans what to do My husband thinks I am nuts when I dialog with my cats. It takes all forms: silly high […]

Spring is here – are you taking the time to relish it?

Spring is here – are you taking the time to relish it?

With vivid memories of four feet of snow and bitter cold, the coming of Spring in New England is especially sweet this year. Temperatures have been on the cool side but that only makes the show of blooming flowers and leaves opening last that much longer. Early Spring is a fleeting time; the landscape literally […]

First spring outing in the kayak: Who can identify these ducks??

First spring outing in the kayak: Who can identify these ducks??

Miraculously we hit 70 degrees on Sunday and out came the kayaks! I live in central Massachusetts and not that long ago we were buried under over 4 feet of snow. Even though the front walkway, the deck and the back half of the driveway have been clear for a few weeks now, I still […]

Visio Divina– where a picture is indeed worth a thousand words

Visio Divina– where a picture is indeed worth a thousand words

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a workshop teaching the practice of Visio Divina—praying with art, sponsored by Women of Faith out of Marlborough, Massachusetts (The Sisters of Saint Anne). The presenters The workshop was led by Sr. Pauline Laurence and Sr. Yvette Dargy who are both educators, community leaders, and pastoral ministers. They […]

Patience pays off – an encounter with a green heron

Patience pays off – an encounter with a green heron

Yesterday’s kayak trip took place just down the street at Eckblaw Landing. Here you can take a trip down the Quinsigamond River. I’ve done this trip several times and don’t usually see all that much in the way of birds because the MA Turnpike runs right over the river. Still, sometimes you really hit the […]

Accidental art: the joy of random photography

Accidental art: the joy of random photography

I am really digging photography. These days if all you have is a cheap camera, patience and a mindfulness for opportunity, you can come up with some pretty cool pictures. I am a total amateur when it comes to taking pictures. I have no idea how I get some of the results I get. Taking […]

A room of one’s own: what if your “room” could be portable?

A room of one’s own: what if your “room” could be portable?

What happens when you get the urge to create? Do you retreat to a music studio to write a song? Do you go to your specially designated study to write? Do you paint your latest masterpiece in a light-filled studio? Do you shut the door when you enter your room? Why do secret hideaway places […]

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