"The heights by great men reached and
kept, were not attained by sudden
flight, but they, while their companions
slept, were toiling upward in the night."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Art Lessons

When my mother invited me to take art lessons with her, I agreed not because I thought I could paint or even had a desire to paint, but rather so I could do something special with my mother. Thanks so much mom!!! Continue reading

“Make your now wow, your minutes miracles, and your days pay, and when you die you will have made a difference.”
  ~Mark Victor Hansen

Learning Tai Chi – Step One

Learning Tai Chi from the internet is certainly not the easiest, and most likely not the best, way to learn it. However, it is a place to start when one can't locate an instructor. Continue reading

Starr Kempf | Master Sculptor

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These monumental kinetic sculptures are designed to interact with the predictable breeze flowing through South Cheyenne Canyon in Colorado Springs.

Crisis in Japan

For anyone wishing to find a way to help with the crisis in Japan, I believe I have located some potential resources. Continue reading

Conversations With My Mother – Conversation One

It is often difficult for children to imagine their parents as ever having been anything but their parents. My youngest daughter got this book and we started having these conversations. It is a wonderful experience for both of us. Continue reading

A Cowboy Toast

Here's to the passing cowboy, the plowman's pioneer; His home, the boundless mesa, he of any man the peer; Around his wide sombrero was stretched the rattler's hide, His bridle sporting conchos, his lasso at his side. Continue reading

Covered bridges in North America

Such bridges are found in rural areas throughout the United States and Canada, but are often threatened by arsonists, vandals, and flooding. In the United States, Pennsylvania has more covered bridges (over 200) than any other state, many of which can be seen in Bedford, Somerset, Washington, Chester and Lancaster Counties. Continue reading

Panda Bear Painting

In the wild, the giant panda is a terrestrial animal and primarily spends its life roaming and feeding in the bamboo forests of the Qinling Mountains and in the hilly Sichuan Province. Giant pandas are generally solitary, and each adult has a defined territory and females are not tolerant of other females in their range. Continue reading