Monthly Archives: June 2013

How Little Money Can You Live on?

Saving money is a hot topic these days, maybe because for so many of us, what we have doesn’t go as far as it used to. So we look for ways to reduce expenses, stretch resources farther, and live happily … Continue reading

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Garden Produce — To Can or Not to Can

In every relationship, there comes a point to be brutally honest with one another, and you and I, Dear Reader, have reached that point. There is something that you need to know about me. I don’t preserve produce from my … Continue reading

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God Is Not a Tinky-Doodle

I don’t do reality shows. They’re fake. That being said, Tired of Being Youngest dragged the Norwegian Artist and me to the couch to watch MasterChef, with Gordon Ramsey and his two sidekicks, both of whom look, and act, like … Continue reading

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Achieving Impossible Dreams

From Start Your Week with Steve, the weekly newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art – Steve Says: “When we tell people what we do — I paint, Carolyn writes — the general response is, ‘Wow, that’s my dream job.’  “It … Continue reading

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Viggo Mortensen — Will You Drop By?

You won’t believe this, but yesterday I spoke with someone who knows someone who knows Viggo Mortensen’s (Aragorn, son of Arathorn, from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy) brother. The Norwegian Artist and I were in Sandpoint, Idaho, having driven 4 hours … Continue reading

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I Want to Be Moses

I want to be Moses. Admittedly, there are a few impediments: Moses is another person; he is no longer alive; he was male — even in today’s remarkably tolerant societal structure these are factors of consideration. But no. I want … Continue reading

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Vacationing Every Week

 From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art: Steve Says: “Recently, Carolyn and I spent some time in the Wallowa Mountains of Oregon, frequently described as the Swiss Alps of the Northwest. “It was a … Continue reading

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The Exhausted Smiley Face Emoticon

This has gone on long enough. It’s time to discuss the smiley face — :-) Isn’t it adorable? I confess that I just learned how to create it by reading an E-How article.  :-) I’ll stop now. I know you’re tired … Continue reading

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Christians: Please Stop Talking Like Weird People

So tell me, does this sentence sound normal to you? “In our efforts to live intentionally as an authentic community of believers, we seek out the small-group dynamics of passionate discipleship.” If you answered no, Thank God. If you answered … Continue reading

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Achieving Success

 From the Start Your Week with Steve Newsletter by Steve Henderson Fine Art Steve Says: “Have I made a success of my life? “This is one of those thoughts that arrives unawares, unannounced, and uninvited, generally around 2 a.m., but it can … Continue reading

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