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Summer Me Now!

Some summers are hot. Some’re not. (See what I did there?) This year is looking more likely to be the former. But whatever it brings, the key is to embrace it! Here are some summer impressions to get you in … Continue reading

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Fitting In!

I’m a big fan of street art. Some pieces make a statement by whimsically, sarcastically, or ironically adapting themselves to improvised spaces. Which, come to think of it, is how we’ve had to live our lives these past two years, so … Continue reading

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50 Strange and (Sometimes) Strangely Beautiful Buildings

Some architects should be celebrated. Some should be tested for drugs. Either way, the creators of these buildings never bore us. In fact, avoiding boredom may just be what inspired them to begin with. Enjoy! (Or chuckle, whatever.) Click on … Continue reading

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Our Beautiful, Broken World

Yesterday, leaders of the world’s most environmentally destructive nations met virtually, despite some very chilly relations, and pledged to increase efforts to heal our world. Is the handwriting finally, undeniably on the wall? Let’s hope and pray it is. Because, … Continue reading

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Prayers, Pancakes and Paintings

Originally posted on Bonjour From Brittany:
Candlemas, or la Chandeleur in French, is celebrated on the second day of February, forty days after Christmas. Announcing the end of winter, the festival was, for centuries, closely associated with traditions related to…

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Change

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The realist adjusts the sails.” ~William Arthur Ward Stormy Sea at Night, 1849, by Ivan Aivazovsky (Pavlovsk Palace, Saint Petersburg) Thought for the Week Some years the world barely … Continue reading

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Ugly? Or Uniquely Beautiful?

“So ugly they’re cute?” “Going through an awkward stage…just finding their style?” (See Before and After shots of humans.) Or uniquely beautiful? All of the above, actually. Because variety really is the spice of life–and the spice of life shelf … Continue reading

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Take the Stairs

“For faith is the assurance of what we hope for, and the conviction of what we cannot see.” ~Hebrews 11:1

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Cabin Fever!

We love our home. No, it’s not in any tourist guides, but it has Us built into it. We miss it when we travel, especially in the mornings and at bedtime (hotel beds just don’t know how to hold us); … Continue reading

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Buildings: The Beautiful and the Bizarre

I love architecture. Houses, office buildings, churches, museums–the beautiful and the bizarre. Just don’t bother me with the boring! What’s that? Haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet? How about a nice new home or headquarters for your booming business? Here … Continue reading

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