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anger is an acid

Mark Twain once said, “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” Back in April I painted a page in my studio diary to remind me of this. A lesson best learned early and held tightly throughout life.…

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write for yourself

…“it is better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” _Cyril Connolly Yesterday at lunch time we opened our home to entertain strangers. Again! As so often happens, both of our guests are educators and so have lots in common with D, and so they have lots to…

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what do you see

Do you see what I see? In A World of My Own Cats and rabbitsWould reside in fancy little houses And be dressed in shoes and hats and trousersIn a world of my own All the flowersWould have very extra-special powers They would sit and talk to me for hours When I’m lonely in a…

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another do over

Well…I’ve just spent the past two days doing this “Contentment Cottage Blog” over. Again! You won’t notice much on the surface. It’s all in the coding.  If you don’t know what that means, right click on the page and ‘view the source’ code. Not sure how that is gonna translate to your ‘smart phone’ but…

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bibliography

All scriptures quoted on The Contentment Cottage Blog are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible (RSV), unless otherwise noted: Revised Standard Version of the Bible (RSV) Published by Zondervan Corp. Grand Rapids, MI 49500 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 64-17541 Women of Faith Study Bible (NIV) New International Version Published by Zondervan…

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not to worry

Today I started working my way through a box of journals that goes back to our first winter in Cali, in 1982. It seems impossible that we have lived here for 33 years.  There are so many things written there…things that I want to record…so many things that mean something to me, but will mean…

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that explains it 2.0

Here it is the first of August, and most of the projects are in the finishing stages. The posts that were planned this season have been on hold most of the summer. My re-arranged studio sits exactly as I left it weeks ago. But, the good news, depending on how you look at it, is…

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that explains it

This is a post about self-evaluation. And please remember…I write because…to quote Cyril Connolly…”it is better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” Since very early childhood I have been told that I “don’t play well with others.” Today, in my golden years, those…

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sadly neglected

This weekend marks the “summer solstice” and the American Holiday known as “Father’s Day.” A change of seasons always inspires me. It signals a fresh start, a new beginning, something new to look forward to. As we move toward high summer, I’m inspired to take a long, hard look at the here and now, before contemplating…

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