The Inside Story


Welcome to the Inside Story where I reflect on what draws my interest and sends my pen flying across the page. I hope you’ll find that my writing and reflections stir meaningful insights in you. It’s my deep desire that we all wake up more to life and take a loving look inside.

 

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    Trees in Summer. Do they speak to you, too?
    Full of promise, this one called to me. It spoke of quiet contemplation, novel writing, plein air painting, and sorting old love letters not yet lost to the wash of time. Remembrance. A faded striped canvas slung over sturdy...
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    Red Right Returning
    Last summer, having spent a lovely weekend on Nantucket Island, we hopped the evening car and truck ferry back to Hyannis. The day had been resplendent with high clouds and brilliant blue sky and our return journey commenced with...
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    Discovering Salvador Dali
    I discovered Salvador Dali one morning recently. I’d read that morning about his illustrations for Alice in Wonderland and was startled to see something entirely new to me. The Surrealists had been a blip on my art history screen but...
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    Have Your Deepest Desires Become Persuasive Enough?
    As we hurtle through space towards the solstice and the night sky dominates the Northern Hemisphere, this mysterious and rhythmically alive dream reality titled Fish Magic, painted by Paul Klee in 1925, welcomes this period of deepening to a...
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    Chloe. She was much loved, but not always.
    Chloe left this world and our lives in February. She was much loved, although not always. In January of 1998 we left New York City, Brooklyn Heights to be exact, to reinvent ourselves in Providence, Rhode Island, buying an 1806...
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    What I'm Here For
    As a shoe designer for many years with an eponymous collection made in Italy, my shoes were described as “little works of art” so many times that it seemed scripted by some unseen hand. I knew that there was...
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    HAWK in My Hood
    Looking out the window of my kitchen this morning I was astonished to see a few delicate white feathers drifting from above. By the time I pointed out what I’d seen to my husband, they had vanished in a...
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    The Orange COAT - A funny thing happened on...
    A funny thing happened on the way to the coffee shop. Heading out the door to have coffee with a potential client whom I hadn’t yet met, I checked my phone and noticed he had texted me. “I’m wearing a blue...
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    It's All To Do With Thought
    Life got you tied up in knots, stressed out, frazzled? Future looking dim? Dreams on hold? Hours spent in worry, frustration and upset are the modern version of the human condition. But must it be? How would it be to have those...
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