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Sticky Stories: Notes from a Trade Show

One week ago today, I stretched way out of my comfort zone by participating as a vendor at the annual Women of Focus Trade Show. The one day event was the culmination of four months of expending time and money to prepare for my first big trade show. Why would… [Read More]

The Book Cheat

Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. A little more than 550 years ago, a metal-smith, a gem cutter and the owner of a paper mill collaborated on an invention that changed the world. The Gutenberg Press ushered in a paradigm shift in sharing information – mass produced printed material…. [Read More]

Screen Time Ate My Brain

The phrase ‘screen time’ is in the Oxford dictionary: Screen time: noun : the time allotted to or occupied by a particular subject, actor, etc., on film or television: these characters deserve more screen time : time spent using a device such as a computer, television, or games console. The… [Read More]


Today began different than a usual Sunday, with the first flutter of eyelids. We were sleeping in — a glorious sleep-in on a Sunday, unheard of since I started going to church 7 years ago. The Husband has been up late nearly every night for the last three weeks working… [Read More]

Christmas Crafts

One Christmas my mother made candy wreaths for our elementary school teachers. She bent a metal coat hanger into a perfect circle then painstakingly tied red and green curling ribbon around the hoop, adding peppermint candies along the way. She was very good at making ringlets with a quick zip… [Read More]

Ode to Noel

Dawn & dusk dog walks — Layers increased over the weeks As thin sunlight decreased. Please poo near a streetlight. Shortest holiday season — Thanksgiving fights for its 3 weeks As The Jolly One encroaches. Doorbusters! The bird is barely carved. Black Friday. Small Business Saturday. Cyber Monday. Christmas club… [Read More]

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