I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


*Long Sigh*


Day at the Beach 27, originally uploaded by StephLewis. We finished unpacking last week. Yes. Finished. Even pictures are hung. There is not one box left (except some of Josh’s boxes that are mashed with cords, old software, and Mission Control tapes… but those are his problem and not mine). It feels fantastic to be Read More

I Want to Be a Morning Person


It’s true. I want to be the kind of person who gets up and feels rested and connected before starting the day. The difficult thing is that they also have connotations of being no fun at night because they…well, they go to bed at a regular time. That translates into being boring, no fun, “old” Read More

My Family is Like Shifting Sand…


It’s changed by every wave. It’s only during the holidays that I see how much my family has changed, no, morphed over the years. The family I knew as a child has been reduced, expanded, and scandalized. As a kid, my family consisted of my aunts & uncles, cousins, grandparents, and, of course, my parents Read More

PH33R CURV35!!!


Here’s my bit of local news, along with a note of sympathy to my dear, sweet husband. When we moved into our new place, there was a cute pizza parlor across the street called Bruschetta’s. It was a home-town Italian bistro where families and teams would meet after sports games or after long bike rides. Read More

Burning Paper


My mother’s generation burned their bras. I think my generation is burning paper. Seriously, I’m starting to hate the stuff and all the waste. For example, twice a week Josh and I receive this “coupon mailer” and “bargain savings” pile of papers in the mail. We never look at it, it just goes straight into Read More

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