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Archive for October, 2011


The Beauty of Being Special – Relating to People with Special Needs

Posted by Sooz on Monday, October 31, 2011 | 3 Comments

My nephew Jon Alex has been one of the most influential people in my life. The remarkable thing is that he has never spoken a word to me… or anyone. He lives his life by example, and he constantly amazes me. Jon Alex (J.A.) was born 14 years ago to my sister Becky and her [...]


The Natural Artist

Posted by Sooz on Monday, October 24, 2011 | No Comments

Oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoals, pastels, pencils – all are typical mediums with which to create your own masterpiece, that is, if you possess the skill and ability to use them. The need to create is in all of us. I believe at our core we were created to create. But what if you haven’t develped [...]


Seeing History ~ The Compelling Art of Charlotta Janssen

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, October 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

Freedom Rider ~ Rip Patton History is the retelling of events that occurred in the past.  When the world was young, history was shared as a tribal story or an epic song. The stories of a nation or people were handed down from generation to generation. As the world developed, people  began recording history, writing [...]


Celebrating the Glories of Autumn

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, October 9, 2011 | 3 Comments

  “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” George Eliot The air grows crisp. The sky assumes a blue so clear and bright that it looks like a jeweled sapphire. Leaves abandon their verdant sheen for a [...]


The Amazing Maya Angelou – Part 2

Posted by Sooz on Thursday, October 6, 2011 | No Comments

In part one of this series I shared the incredible experience of hearing Maya Angelou speak recently. Her words of wisdom resonated in my heart and were life-giving to me. In this post, I simply want to present you with some of the quotes that she is most known for, and let them do their [...]


The Amazing Maya Angelou

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, October 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”                                       Maya Angelou In a large auditorium, with several thousand people in attendance, Maya Angelou made me feel like she had pulled up a chair just to chat with me. Her [...]