July 8-22 Giveaway: Thankfulness


Hello everyone,

To help promote Awesome and hopefully decrease World Suck, I am going to start doing giveaways about twice a month.  You need simply answer the specified question in the comments.

What are you thankful for?

I want you to consider this question and leave your answer in the comments. At 12 pm July 22, 2016, I will use random.org to select a winner.  The winner will receive a custom waist up commission (art drawn by me personally – here is a description of a commission) and a “Thoroughly unique, die-cut, removable Sticker to smarten up your walls, laptop, or journal” from redbubble.com.

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It’s important to remember the good things in life, especially now.

Love and Smiles,


Mom’s Life [1]

Alexis gave me license to post on her blog from time to time (her mother).

Our daily life together has lots of laughs in it and our share of frustrations as well. Often the frustrations end in laughs. An example: I was about to feed Alexis and she suddenly gets the hiccups.

Me: “Really? Hiccups right now?”

Alexis: “I don’t make the rules. I am simply manipulated into following their bizarre and oft inconvenient machinations.”


A and C in Golden

Open Letter to Golden

Oh, Golden, how I miss you. From your fresh air and bountiful supply of dogs, to your training kayakers in Clear Creek; I miss it all. But more than that (not more than the dogs) I miss You. I miss your people and your food. Your kindness and smiles. I miss long walks on your pristine trail, your flowers and your community gardens. I miss your mountain with its School of Mines tattoo. But more than anything I miss the joy that you bring me. When I am in your center, I feel limitless. Your accessibility is beautiful and makes me feel free to do things that I cannot do otherwise. You give me the means to teach and to learn and to enjoy life more fully. I miss you, Golden, and I hope to see you soon on a more permanent basis.

Love and Smiles,