Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Christmas List

From Start Your Week with Steve, the weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. This is the story behind the painting, The Christmas List: Warm reds glow in the inside, set against the cool blues of a North Pole night. The push … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Eating out by Eating in

This last week, the Norwegian Artist and I celebrated 31 years of marriage with a special dinner for four. What should have cost $170 ran a little under $25. Do I have access to a coupon code that you don’t? … Continue reading

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Homeschoolers: Are You Failing Your Children?

Whether you homeschool or not, when you have multiple children, it is all too easy to fall into comparing the “strengths” and “weaknesses” of one child against another. Sadly, over the years, we have seen one child within a family … Continue reading

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Transparency and Trust in . . . Christianity

Christianity isn’t hocus pocus, you know, but you’d not be faulted for thinking so, given some of the “teachings” out there. One of my favorites, or rather, one that I dislike the most, has to do with negative statements, and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Good Food

Don’t ask me how food imitation products made it into my breadbox and refrigerator. With various progeny wandering in and out over the month, assorted highly artificialized items sneaked in, many of which I wasn’t even aware until the Norwegian … Continue reading

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Child of Eden

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art. Viewers and purchasers of Steve’s works frequently want to know the story behind the painting, and for the next several months, Start Your Week with Steve … Continue reading

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Recipe: Risotto Resztki (Leftovers)

Risotto is an Italian rice dish, but I’m an American of proud Polish background. What I create will no doubt cause a true Italian, and probably a Pole from the Old Country, to cringe, but oh well. If I stuck … Continue reading

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Hiking the Himalayas without Leaving My Chair

From Start Your Week with Steve, the free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art Steve Says: As my wife, Carolyn, will readily attest, I rarely give in to a cold. I prefer to work my way through it, but … Continue reading

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