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A sobering beginning


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So I started out the week with new year plans and projects and goals, and got stuck into them on Tuesday, then on Wednesday morning a friend died, and suddenly that all didn’t seem so important anymore. I stayed in a house with this friend and his family five years in a row over the

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The Book of Good Thoughts


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I should perhaps be referring to the Bible with that title, but how fabulous is this little leather-bound journal I received in the mail? It’s a belated birthday gift from a dear old friend made by Gild Bookbinders and was purchased in Estonia. Inside is some Hahnemühle Artist mould-made ivory paper called Ingres from a

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The crazy plant lady


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I am beginning to wonder whether the crazy plant lady is a thing. If so she visits here. I have some friends who have been in Australia with the American Foreign Service, who are about to move back to the States. This part of the story is terribly sad. When I arrived at an evening

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The mess worth making, revisited


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Picture from Objekt Stock. I am currently reading Relationships – A Mess Worth Making, by Tim Lane and Paul Tripp. I saw it on my bookshelf, and thought to myself that I was sure I had read it, but drew a complete blank on the contents. I must have read it, because when I then

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