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The Comforting Clarity Of An Expert

While writing about routine and creative work, I finally took care of a burned out light bulb, which ended up relating to my musings. Our kitchen is dark. There are only two electrical outlets. We gave up having a toaster … Continue reading

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Letting Go Of “Lack”

Ugh. Whenever I avoid writing about something, all my other topics go cold until I tackle the one demanding expression. It starts with Umpqua. See? I don’t want to type any further than that. Umpqua Community College and the shooting … Continue reading

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I Got What I Wanted, And I Don’t Like It

Right after my last post about clearing the clutter of my mind so I can carry bright, calm, open spaces within me wherever I go, the IKEA catalog arrived on our doorstep. Unbidden but so alluring. I thought about putting … Continue reading

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Embracing Clutter And Keeping My Chair

We sat in the near-dark of the living room Saturday night talking about what we need to do, wish to do, and dread doing regarding the maintenance of our house. Although there’s nothing particularly awful or imminent, it all feels … Continue reading

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Rustic Tarts: Failing Deliberately

A few months ago, I made cupcakes for a party: jelly-filled cupcakes. I’d made them before, but I measured and mixed thoughtfully, wanting guests to have something special. The first of two trays failed. Everything went wrong: the top half … Continue reading

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Ss: Striving, The Satisfaction of Setting Aside Striving Ambition and Achieving Success

Ss: Striving The Satisfaction of Setting Aside Striving Ambition and Achieving Success Striving is just as elusive as perfectionism (see P) because as soon as you reach whatever nearly unobtainable goal you’ve set for yourself, you’ve already set the next … Continue reading

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Pp: Perfectionism, Pursuing the Perfectly Impossible

  Pp: Perfectionism Pursuing the Perfectly Impossible If you could achieve perfection in your work, would you want to? Wouldn’t it ruin your whole artistic experience? What would you have to work toward? What would inspire you? As much as … Continue reading

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