There are always shades of gray…

Last evening we watched a deeply moving film. The title was, "Mrs. Lowry and Son". I highly recommend it! As "artists" we were intrigued with the story, impressed with the cinematography and acting by both Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall. Even thought the subtle, but adept directing by Adrian Noble produced a work deserving of … Continue reading There are always shades of gray…

A muse at day’s ending toward a new year

Musing pen in hand... In response to a blog post from Jane Davies (https://janedavies-collagejourneys.blogspot.com/2022/12/committing-to-play.html?fbclid=IwAR08TZhbc-mTGUCYBX0159bVh5PGEq7VkxyFEwwGpkLnj0ScDE5ROHf1czQ) an artist whose style I admire and whose teaching style fits my learning style, someone who I don’t even know posted this: "… If the creative work gets to the point, where it is not enjoyable then I don't do it … Continue reading A muse at day’s ending toward a new year


Caregivers are compassionate. It is their nature. For most humans it is their nature and very natural to care. It can be an exhausting job though. Sometimes the compassion well feels pretty dry and empty. Oftentimes, caregivers are not the first to notice the symptoms of empty well or exhaustion until they are just about … Continue reading #bounceback

Crow Lessons

Early last spring a messenger came to me. He perched in the ancient oak tree outside my studio and peered into the window inquisitively. Crows are very curious. Image found here: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Crow/id All the while I was sitting there tippy tapping on my keyboard, this crow watched me, tilting his head this way and that … Continue reading Crow Lessons

Poems to Ponder … a new feature

Every day blusters anew more yellow, gold, red, brown leaves dance down and down delighted to join brothers and sisters as they find their rest on earth and in earth as I would do and will do sooner than perhaps I would prefer   Autumn’s Grace susanna suchak Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Learning…to listen

Lately, it seems, I am making more time for reflection. Perhaps it is the season; perhaps that I am beginning to find comfort in the artful practice of contemplative photography; perhaps it is just who I am and who I am becoming. Reflecting requires a high degree of listening. That said, I am beginning to … Continue reading Learning…to listen


It’s been a week since I journalled … until this morning. Now for some, and for me at other times in my life, this would be no news, a big yawn, a so what kind of revelation. But I am a transformative language coach. In other words, I assist people to become mindful through expressing … Continue reading Thankful…

Monday’s Musings

    Spent a most delightful morning in the presence of a wonderful woman. What an indulgence. Sadly, an indulgence we often deny ourselves. To be with someone who fills our cup and loves us just as we are in this present moment. An act of mindfulness that is also a gift to self. I am … Continue reading Monday’s Musings