Category Archives: Family

Art Lessons

The theme for January at the BeZine is Parents and Parenting.  It took me reaching adulthood to realize how lucky I am to have an artistic, creative mother.  I imagine that all parents strive to teach their children important life … Continue reading

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~ Grande’s Mandolin (Revised) ~

(August’s theme at the BeZine is Music.  This is a piece I wrote some years ago and it never felt finished, so I thought I would revise it and set it here for all you fine readers to enjoy. I … Continue reading

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Remembrance and Gratitude

November is a month of both remembrance and gratitude. Here in the United States we have Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving, but how often have you thought about them in the same context? What I mean is, how often have you … Continue reading

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Perfection and Creation

We have a saying in my family, “Nothing to it, but to do it.” It’s meant to be a motivator, a call to action, and can be applied in many different situations.  When it comes to the craft of creating, … Continue reading

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~ Planet MoM ~

M is for the multitudes She nurtures. O is for the only world we have. T is terrestrial preservation – Hers. H is for the home we have to save! E is ecosystems, all connected. R is for respect that … Continue reading

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An amazing story for National Poetry Month!

I have been filled with all things poetry so far this month, and today I came across a story, quite unexpectedly, of a poet. People e-mail me interesting things, or share neat links with me on Facebook, and when they … Continue reading

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National Shut-In Visitation Day (February 11th)

February is such a long, dreary month, don’t you think? It has grey skies and brown landscapes, cold and wet outside, seemingly endless.  Many folks are getting “Spring Fever” already, so tired of being cooped up inside with nothing to … Continue reading

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