Author Archives: crashinglessons

Timing is everything

Damn, I needed that. With a few interesting exceptions, my vacation was simply magical. Lots of driving gorgeous winding roads, time to stare off into space and think, time to write, and lots of time to walk, hike, and bike … Continue reading

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Whitewater dreams

Despite being completely trashed and stained with toxic smoke from the fire, I haven’t been able to give up my kayaks. I bond with equipment that’s seen me through near death experiences. Especially on such a regular basis. I paddled … Continue reading

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Running

SOTD Let Your Love Flow – Bellamy Brothers Can’t Let Go – Mariah Carey Shotgun Rider – Delbert McClinton Stuttering – Ben’s Brother The urge to run is nearly overwhelming, and I’m sure I could talk about it for hours … Continue reading

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Waiting on the deck

Puddletown has burst into an explosion of colors, plants in blooms of all shades. Walking or biking in the park becomes intense art and color therapy. Form and color in such saturated hues and green everywhere. I feel incredibly lucky … Continue reading

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That song

The last week before vacation and I can barely concentrate. Just for variety and to relieve the springtime blues, today I signed up for an archery lesson, a river sailing, a float tank session which sounds super interesting, and finally … Continue reading

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Off the line

I could surrender more to the beautiful glory of electric engines if they only had the growl of a turbocharged internal combustion asphalt tearing muscle car. It’s that low rumble that gets right to my soul – and a few … Continue reading

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Brownian motion

I love to watch the movement of groups of people, especially on sidewalks. The interweaving of threads, the dance and sway as paths cross and part forever. It makes me feel more connected to the tapestry of humanity, like my … Continue reading

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The sweaty chemicals of happiness

SOTD Love Will Turn You Around – Kenny Rogers What I Wouldn’t Do – Serena Ryder Inside and Out – Feist The Girl Gets Around – Sammy Hagar Ain’t No Cure For Love – Leonard Cohen I had to start … Continue reading

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Chances are

The firefighter is texting me – how funny. I love the honeymoon period, when you’re seeking the commonalities, the similarities, the ways to connect. Chances are that it won’t last, but the idea of it is wonderful. What normal woman … Continue reading

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The need for art

One of my favorite parts of the creative process is when you can’t wait to get up in the morning to see it. I love to examine how the now-dried paint has changed the feel of the paintings. The texture … Continue reading

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