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   Inspiration May 18 – 23, I participated in the Cullowhee Mountain Arts Retreat at Camp Henry, a 300-acre retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains, about a two hour drive from my home. The marketing materials I’d read in advance promised, “Surrounded by the majesty of unspoiled nature, you can have a week to refill your creative well.” They did […]

Whatever Gets You Through The Night

Oh my gosh, doesn’t that look good? Sleeping like a baby, I mean. Most nights my sleep is interrupted at least three times. There are the requisite potty calls, the three to five a.m. mind racing period, and the miscellaneous noise in the house, coon on the deck, husband snoring/dreaming/up to water the snake distractions. This erratic sleep pattern is […]