Hello everyone!

Today is World Hello Day, the 43rd since its inception in 1973.  My mission was to greet at least 10 people today and join many other kindred spirits who seek peaceful dialogue.   World Hello Day is observed by people in 180 countries and continues to bring the message that we can make a difference.  Individual […]

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The Art of Remembering

There is a time to remember, to look back, to give thanks, to mourn.  Some moments come back with vibrant clarity while others with a lingering wistfulness, and still others with a melancholy loneliness. Memories give meaning to our lives.  It is our way of saying that we have passed this way and we will […]

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Who Decides?

“I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don’t hurt me, because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am.” Paulo Coelho Who decides whether art is good or bad?  Is it based […]

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Are we all artists?

  Most of us, when asked, “are you an artist?” would be hesitant to answer with an unqualified “yes.”    After all, that label applies to the great ones:  Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Cassatt, Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe and the list goes on. How can we dare compare ourselves to that brilliant assembly? That was the question that I […]

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Happy Birthday, John Singer Sargent

If you are one of those who enjoy statistical probabilities, then you would agree with me that John Singer Sargent has a high likelihood of appearing in an art gallery.  This was my thought when I entered the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen, Scotland.  I was not disappointed. Mrs. J. W. Crombie, an oil […]

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Happy St. Andrews Day!

  Today is St. Andrew’s Day!  Scotland is celebrating their patron saint. The bagpipers will be out in force, along with the haggis and tartans.  And not only in Scotland.  According to the official St. Andrew’s Day website, there are over 50 million people (of which I am one) around the world that claim Scottish […]

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