Monthly Archives: December 2008

The Road to Happiness

We could all use a good dose of happiness these days, not only from the sour economy, world conflict and turmoil, rising unemployment… OK, I said I was going to talk about happiness, right? So yes, we could all use … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

When in my 30s, I had a recurring dream that my house had hidden rooms I was discovering. In waking life, I’d never been aware of these rooms, these surprise extra spaces where the children could play hide-and-seek, we could … Continue reading

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New Moon

It must be nice to be Jerry Cable. During the economic crisis we’re living through, with high unemployment and increasing numbers of homeless, hungry people, Jerry Cable still finds that peaceful moment. And paints it. So we can find that … Continue reading

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You’ve Got to Have Friends, Oh

Friends, neighbors and a puppy who sits on your lap while you sip latte and eat pastry… it doesn’t get much better than that. And so artist Eileen Rafferty dreamed it up for the oil on canvas, at left, in … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World

Against a deep magenta sky, fish hang like ripe fruit from a tree with purple bark. Two cats wait below, eyes fixed on what will become lunch. In another painting, “Aquarium,” a group of girls watch fish swim in an … Continue reading

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The Night the City Was Filled with Music and Flowers

Artist Colleen Attara lives in Yardley, Pa., but at least inside her head she has a view of the jewels that glow on Philadelphia’s skyline at night. Pictured, left, is “The Night the City Was Filled with Music and Flowers.” … Continue reading

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The Potato Eaters

Did you know it is the United Nations International Year of the Potato? Darn, I just found out — and the year is almost over! I love potatoes — everything from Van Gogh’s “The Potato Eaters” to the tubers themselves. … Continue reading

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Never Have I Felt So Alone…

…as when I viewed these two images that are part of an exhibit at the Peddie School’s Mariboe Gallery through Jan. 3, 2009. (The opening reception and gallery talk for José Ruiz: Soledad and Nick Guilbert: Quanta will take place … Continue reading

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Lighting the Light Within for those Without

This is a holiday season like no other, at least in my lifetime. The downward spiral of the economy is sucking us all into the abyss. Those of us who are still standing, still putting food on the table, want … Continue reading

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Animal Attraction

I’ve never been a big domestic animal person. I’ve always believed animals should be free to live in their natural environments. Mean mommy that I was, I never allowed my children to keep pets. But Justin, my 25-year-old son who … Continue reading

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