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It’s Work — Trusting God

For many years of my young middle adulthood, life was smooth. Not perfect, obviously — when you raise a family of six on one ridiculously modest income, there’s always the stress of making the mandated property tax, insurance payments, and assorted … Continue reading

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The Simple Life: Adapt. Like a Frog. Or a Finch.

I’m really not supposed to be chatting with you right now. If my schedule, the one I set up last night before the snowstorm, were in place, I would be 70 miles away at Costco, shopping. The monthly hunt and … Continue reading

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Seeking the Simple Life

Ah, the simple life. So many of us crave this so intensely, it makes our addiction to potato chips look minor. I know one woman who is convinced that the only way she will find the simple life is by … 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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Lessons from Life — and Death

I visited my father the other day. Generally, these visits consist of my kneeling before a concrete slab, embedded in which is a plaque bearing Dad’s name and two salient dates. I tell him how much we miss him and … Continue reading

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Why I Knit

My mother taught me to knit when I was 15. In her day, she said, a woman knit in between romantic relationships. An especially heart wrenching breakup, followed by months of no dates at all,  could result in a complete … Continue reading

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E-book — The Jane Austen Driving School

The newly published Jane Austen Driving School is the second volume in the Ordinary Life Is Beautiful E-book Series, adding to the stories and illustrations of Life Is a Gift. Thirty short, easy-to-read, fun and funny stories bring readers into … Continue reading

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“It’s Complicated.”

I think I need to go back to school for retraining, because I find myself unequipped for the technical and methodological demands of modern life. Specifically, I can’t understand my phone bill. It is six pages long, which as phone … Continue reading

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New E-Book — Life Is a Gift

Just published with Amazon e-books, Life Is a Gift is a series of 30 short, upbeat essays about life with the Norwegian Artist, the Progeny, and the rotating assortment of animals on the studio farm. Drawn from a compendium of … Continue reading

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Life Is a Gift

Well, one of the kittens died. I know, it was grey and ugly, the product of its homely, drab, tabby-striped, alley-cat, pregnant feral mother that someone dropped off on our property. The morning she gave birth we all looked at … Continue reading

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