Discovering Gratitude

One door closes but another opens. In a certain way, it can be easier to find gratitude when your life is turned upside down. At least it often works that way for me. When I’m really up against the wall, like I was when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, a switch often seems to […]

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The Amazon’s Remix

I owe it all to Dad. This may seem like an odd tribute to my dad for Father’s Day. But in fact, it’s an entirely appropriate one. The lion’s share of whatever musical, photographic or geek aptitude I may have, I got from my dad. Among many, many other things, Dad was a musician. He […]

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It’s Not A Hobby

Why I make pictures. I’ve been making pictures longer than just about anything else.   I started drawing before I could read or write.   I could spend hours at the dining room table, with a pile of scrap paper and a box of crayons, laboring to render a cat, a daffodil, a tree, a […]

Posted in: Art & Music, Attitude, Making A Difference, Survivorship by Kathi 13 Comments Art & Music, celebration, friendship, , spirituality

Geek Dad

It’s In The Genes The very fact that I can sit here, using the technology and software needed to put this post together, encompasses abilities I got from having a geek for a dad. The urge to write comes from my mom, but just about everything else — taking and developing photos, using computers, writing […]

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