The Assemblagist

I recently met a woman who nonchalantly referred to herself as a collector, of sorts, in our introductory conversation.  I took no notice of her self-described comment until a few minutes further into the conversation when it became very clear to me that she was, indeed, a collector.  This woman carried with her an indescribable…

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Watch Your Heart Soar

I’m not in the habit of posting entries on Saturday.  However, this one is most certainly worthwhile.  It really is wonderful.  It will make your heart soar…watch. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTLySbGoMX0&w=560&h=315] Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John Kahrs takes the art of animation in a bold new direction…

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Awesome Ending Fridays

To a week of awesomeness… 1.     Hot pink skinny jeans 2.     Singing Tibetans 3.     Fellowship and prayer 4.     Sleeping late and awaking with a wonderfully timed cat stretch 5.     Cherry red Vitamix – even if I can’t have one – it’s still pretty awesome! 6….

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Singing Tibetan

He sings, he whistles, he hums, he pours out joy all day long.  I work with a singing Tibetan.  His job is in maintenance, no less.  I would venture to guess that there certainly are not very many of us that would be whistling a happy tune all day long while sweeping, scrubbing, hauling, and…

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Good Food, Good Mood

My favorites are hiding in the corner: GT’s Classic Kombucha and KeVita – and raw sauerkraut, of course! (Green Valley Kefir and Nancy’s Cultured Cottage Cheese are pretty darn good for the belly too) Raw Chocolate Peanut Butter and Hazelnut Brownies – yum! Broccoli Crunch Power to the Pepper – Quinoa Salad! Raw Hempseed Apricot…

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Fresh Rosemary and Venison

I truly delight in fresh rosemary.  The aroma elicits a sense of joy, pleasure, and lightness.  Yet, simultaneously, the herb is so very grounding.  I also just love the fact that rosemary trees can be purchased around Christmas time – just to add a little “extra Christmas” to the mix.  Rosemary is not quite as…

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Satsuma Ginger Zingers

Satsuma season is almost over…we must savor each unique and powerful bite while we can.  As when the heirloom apple availability comes to an end each fall, a small tear trickles down my cheek when the satsumas disappear from the produce aisle as well. To make the most of the end of the season satsuma,…

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Awesome Ending Fridays

Well, I committed to and Awesome Ending post each Friday – so here’s my week’s worth of awesome. Make sure you share all of your awesome! 1.  Sunshine in the winter in the PNW 2.  A fresh cup of hot coffee in the morning after a two week break – really awesome! 3.  Friendly and…

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An Unlikely Friendship

I truly love the fact that I have a pretty crazy imagination.  In fact, I think that may be an attractive trait that I possess – at times.  There are definitely instances that such an attribute proves to elicit an eye-rolling and hackneyed apathy to those close to me, but for the most part, it…

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I Smiled A Lot Today

I do make an effort to smile throughout the day.  Some days it’s much easier than others – just as it is for everyone, I imagine.  I know it makes a difference in my day, and I know it makes a difference in the lives of others too. I made the extra effort to smile…

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