Monthly Archives: June 2012


Want to see if I can post from my phone.

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Backs of Heads

I guess you could call this “grasping at straws,” or you could say that I am practiced in the art of gratitude.  To sit in that back row of my home group and feel so comfortable and safe – I … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Faith, Gratitude, History, Training | 9 Comments

Two Days to Get it Done

I have today and tomorrow to get all of my work done so that all hell doesn’t break loose next week while I am gone.  I swear to you, I will not worry about it while I am gone.  And … Continue reading

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Bike to Work Day

That little “vase” is actually a very old bottle that was meant for Holy Water.  People tend to bring me “Catholic stuff” they don’t know what to do with when their parents die, this Holy Water bottle was one of … Continue reading

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When does the real life begin?

Heat like a blast furnace.  The state is on fire.  In this first world country, we are suffering  power outages.  Last night I just finished cooking supper when the power went out.  I was grateful for the timing. I went … Continue reading

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If I don’t write, how will I know what I think?

My title paraphrases someone, I am not sure who.  So apologies to whoever it is.  When I sit down to write every morning, I ask myself what the point is.  There was a time when I thought my blog (not … Continue reading

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Another Race

I’m off to a half-marathon in the mountains today.  The race course goes from Loveland Ski Area to Georgetown, Colorado.  Starts at over 10,000 ft. of elevation, and ends at 8,500 ft.  I have been in a race at 8,500 … Continue reading

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This Life is Not My Own

This photo was taken last summer while out on a trail run with my running group.   I wonder if this is paintable. Here I am back in this dark place.  When is this darkness going to lift?  I am … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Faith, sponsee, Work | 14 Comments


This is another favorite photo – but I won’t paint it.   It was a cold, misty morning in Seward, Alaska.  I had just spent the (short, non-existent) night in a camper with my brother, nephew, and great nephew.  Our … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wednesday

Here’s another favorite photo – I think it might be more difficult to paint than it looks and also, it has no sky.  I love the blue sky of most of my photos.    The other sad thing about this … Continue reading

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