Category Archives: Work


I’ve been here before. The place where I cannot move quickly, where the television is tempting and the couch calls, saying, rest, my dear, rest. Life slows down because my body calls uncle and the gift of time, the very … Continue reading

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My Moab

The alarm went off but we moved closer together before leaving bed. A 4 a.m. rising is never easy, but it is easier when you are responsible for helping someone, and that someone is your significant other. I moved as … Continue reading

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My magic dress and networking like a girl

I was in Salt Lake City, Utah last week for one of my favorite events, Outdoor Retailer. The weather was awful with an inversion that lingered, an ice storm that shut down part of the airport on Thursday and fog … Continue reading

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Toasting the past and leaning into the future

“The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure ” ― Joseph Campbell If I am awake at midnight on December 31, which is highly unlikely, I intend to thank … Continue reading

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Creative seduction

There is something seductive about buying art supplies. Possibility for creation of something, anything, hangs gently in the air, a subtle, ‘what if’ question to be answered if only we take home the compressed charcoal sticks, 24×60 artist pad and … Continue reading

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Working hard, playing hard in the South

Last night I had grits, a spinach and crawfish dip and a drink (okay, drinks) made with sweet tea vodka, called an “Arnold Palmer” in an open-air café near downtown Charlotte. The laughter of our group was loud and rowdy; … Continue reading

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