Carrie’s Blog

Continue Learning

Continue Learning

Hello all,     I just wanted to share some of what we have been doing in light of the movement against racial injustice. Please feel free to comment and add to these lists if you like. Included are a few photos I took of some of the protest art in our town. (The two...

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Love is a Circle

Love is a Circle

Dream BigI had a really intense dream the other night. You know, the kind of dream that was so vivid and real, that it created a real life memory, not a fleeting wisp of a dream. I awoke with both the sadness that it hadn’t actually happened, and the sheer joy that,...

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From My House To Yours

From My House To Yours

5/5/20   Quaroutine Update     Here I am, like most of you, at home. Taking care of my family and keeping us out of trouble, as best we can.     I have been acutely aware that this is an excellent time to blog and photograph. Let my creative juices flow! But guess...

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A Week in the Q (you know, quarantine)

A Week in the Q (you know, quarantine)

Took this photo today on our walk. Even the birds are distancing.I bought eggs! 18 of them, actually. It wasn’t easy, but I was determined, and am proud of my success!     On Sunday, we used a bunch of eggs for a fancy brunch with turkey bacon and potatoes.     On...

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Quarantine? More like Quaroutine!

Quarantine? More like Quaroutine!

Yes, I made up that word, all by myself.SciFi   Anxiety is the word of the hour. As I sip my first cup of decaf for the day, I check in on my body and recognize the tinge that does not seem to go away completely. It dissipates at times, it waxes and wanes, but it does...

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Pour a Cup of Perspective

Pour a Cup of Perspective

Recently, I feared that I had nothing to keep my creative momentum going! I will not be meeting my goal of 52 blogs in 52 weeks, I have run out of things to write about, and I lost track of why I started this project in the first place! And then, it just hit me, have...

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Leaning Into 60

Leaning Into 60

People say that 60 is the new 40. But I think my 60 will be the new 60. Plain and simple. I honestly think the view will be better up there on the sixth floor. Don’t get me wrong, other floors have a lot of great qualities, but the panoramic scene higher up is...

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How to Spend 7 Amazing Days in New Zealand

How to Spend 7 Amazing Days in New Zealand

What does one do when one’s children travel? Visit them, of course! Remember the irony of being an empty nester? They leave, so you have no one at home to take care of, which means you are free to go visit them!A few years ago, my daughter was studying at the...

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How I–an East Coaster–Became a Real Californian

How I–an East Coaster–Became a Real Californian

That day was October 17, 1989.
30 years ago today. Day of the Loma Prieta Earthquake. 63 people lost their lives that day. 42 of them were on the Cypress Structure of the Nimitz Freeway that I drove along side, and under, just a few minutes after 5:04 PM. Hundreds more are forever injured, traumatized, and changed from that event.

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Make Your Words Count

Make Your Words Count

Sometimes I would lay in bed as a little girl, watching the head lights circle around the ceiling of my bedroom from the busy street below. I lay awake having conversations in my head with the people who made me upset or angry. All the things I couldn’t, or didn’t say...

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