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Archive for September, 2011


Jack’s Candy Stand

Posted by Sooz on Monday, September 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” Lady Bird Johnson, former U.S. first lady Years ago, when I was in school to become a social worker, I was taught a truth that has never left me.  I remember my professor in human development looking at us earnestly, and with great conviction [...]


Take Joy!

Posted by Sooz on Monday, September 19, 2011 | No Comments

A true Renaissance man, Fra Giovanni Giocondo was an architect, engineer, antiquary, archaeologist, classical scholar, and Franciscan friar. He lived out his facinating life from 1435 – 1515. His accomplishments were great, including the building of well-known bridges and famous European fortifications. He stimulated the revival of classical learning by making collections of ancient manuscripts available to [...]


Cherished Beads

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, September 15, 2011 | No Comments

It is so important for our hearts to remember… the people we love, once-in-a-lifetime moments, joyful celebrations, and special occasions. Life is full of cherished things, but in the hustle and bustle we often forget to focus on them. What if you had a way to mark and remember these occasions? Weddings, funerals, the prom, [...]


The Antidote

Posted by Sooz on Monday, September 12, 2011 | 1 Comment

Typically, America teaches lessons, not learns them. We are a nation who leads, and we feel most comfortable in that role.  We also tend to believe that as leaders, we should be exempt from hardship and suffering.  We seem to forget the tremendous personal sacrifices that were made to establish us as a nation, the [...]


Flirt a Little

Posted by Sooz on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 | 2 Comments

I am having an affair with my husband.  I didn’t want anyone to know, but I feel I owe it to you to tell you. You see, it started innocently enough. We were missing each other during the day.  I was working endlessly at home, while he was confined to the dreary workplace.  It seemed [...]


Tasha Tudor “A Time to Keep”

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, September 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

  When I was a child I was charmed and delighted by the poignant artwork of Tasha Tudor. Her pencil and watercolor drawings were  soft, playful, childlike, and enchanting. I would try to replicate the banners that she used to frame her pages, intertwining tiny flowers, birds, garden tools and nests. Her approach to art made me feel that [...]