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Golden Thoughts About Pyrite

Golden Thoughts About Pyrite

A good friend’s daughter, Ora, recently graduated from college and is now headed toward her professional goal of becoming a doctor. I remember being in that gap/space between college and med school; I was full of questions, many of which I had to answer on faith...

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The Garnet Project

The Garnet Project

What do creative folk do in quarantine?   Well, I can’t speak for ALL creative folk, but THIS creative person went into a funk. For the first I-don’t-know-how-many days, I didn’t want to make or write or design or sketch or do anything. I only wanted to sit. And...

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Here Comes The Sun!

Here Comes The Sun!

Well, February has come and gone and we are officially on the way to Spring. SPRING! The days are slowly stretching out again, and so in honor of the sun’s welcome return, I’m excited to feature these beauties. Sunshine-y Lemon Quartz suns! They are so super sparkly....

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What’s Your Word for 2020?

What’s Your Word for 2020?

Happy New Year! I'm not much of a resolution maker, but the turning of a new year is the perfect time to stop and think about where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’d like to go. Last New Year’s Eve, I tried something new by choosing a word for 2019. I’m not...

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I AM IMPORTANT – Rhodochrosite

I AM IMPORTANT – Rhodochrosite

Two things happened recently that didn’t feel related at the time, but in hindsight, I’m not so sure. 1) I finished a PeanutMark blogpost about how caregivers must prioritize self care before they can best look after anyone else. In my essay, I also admit that saying...

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Finding My Voice

Finding My Voice

  I belong to a cooperative working space in Minneapolis called ModernWell; a creatively magical place where I can write, dream, and network, while still checking items off of my To Do list. In addition to working next to brilliant women, ModernWell membership...

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Music From My Workbench – Summer 2019

Music From My Workbench – Summer 2019

  Summer Music 2019   I’m in full blown summer mode these days. The days are long, the temperatures high, and the dewpoints … heavy. It’s what we Minnesotans live for, and I’m soaking up every bit of the sun drenched mosquito laden wonder that I can....

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Music From My Workbench – June 2019

Music From My Workbench – June 2019

Music is my omnipotent influencer; it affects my mood, memory, creativity, and productivity. I can honestly say that if all music disappeared tomorrow, so would I. It’s THAT important to me. I can chart my life by songs and artists, a personal soundtrack of sorts....

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Bumblebee Jasper

Bumblebee Jasper

During the first week of February, I went to the Tuscon Gem and Mineral Show for the very first time. It was fantastic, and not at all what I expected. Before I go on, let me tell you a couple of important things: Number 1 -  it’s not a single “show.” No. It’s a month...

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Brave not Perfect

Brave not Perfect

I don’t know who first coined the phrase, Brave Not Perfect, but it has wheedled its way into my every day existence like an earworm. I like it. Merriam-Webster defines the word brave as: having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty:...

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New Year 2019

New Year 2019

Hard to believe that 2018 is almost in the rear-view mirror, isn’t it? When they tell you that life goes by faster with age, believe them (and if you figure out who “them” refers to, let me know. The curiosity is overwhelming). It’s really sobering, actually… this...

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A Woman in Transition

A Woman in Transition

I’ve been busy. You wouldn’t necessarily know it by looking at me, because all the activity has been in my head, but trust me. I’ve been busy. And, I’ve had quite a time of it, too … plotting and creating and worrying and dreaming and drawing and writing and...

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