Tag Archives: Inspiration


“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.” Oliver Wendell Holmes At the close of 2014, a year of … Continue reading

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In my recent Glimmers of Hope posts after the Boston Marathon bombings, I’ve pretty obviously been seeking inspiration and uplift. Well, how does the old saying go? Be careful what you wish for. This morning brought uplift all right, but hardly … Continue reading

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It was quite a week. Started out with the Boston Marathon bombing, continued with poison letters sent to a senator and the president, closely followed by a shameful sellout vote in the Senate against the wishes of 90% of Americans … Continue reading

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Redemption at the Mall —

Or perhaps I mean Inspiration at the Mall? Hadn’t picked up my camera in ages, had no ideas, nothing lit up or intrigued me, everything was down down down for me in the world of photography. And then I remembered … Continue reading

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An Opening Door?

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller Surely she — left deaf and … Continue reading

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