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sins and cell phones

Somewhere over the Atlantic, Delta flight attendants handed out customs declaration cards. “As you go through immigration and customs, put your cell phones away,” they warned. “Put your cell phones away – or they will be confiscated!” they warned again … Continue reading

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art show finds

Saturday morning, bright and early, we ventured into Old Louisville to the St. James Court Art Show. The show, founded in 1957 by the local neighborhood association, showcases the work of more than 700 artists, and was voted best in … Continue reading

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A Lenten Discipline for the Advent Season

Fred and I are downsizing. We’ve been at it for a year now. Our voices echo off bare walls in the nearly empty walk-in closet in the guest bedroom as we box up the last of the Christmas sweaters, the … Continue reading

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Stirring the soul

Art, at its best, enlivens both the senses and the intellect. I recently had the privilege of viewing a new installation by Houston artist (and MFAH co-worker) Bert Samples that succeeds at just that. Manu Languidly Stirs Songs in the … Continue reading

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Betzy Believe

I have a teenage friend named Betsy. Betsy loves dark nail polish, wildly-colored hair and skinny jeans. She draws anime like a pro. She would give her life for her family and friends. Betsy is home-schooled. She cannot go to … Continue reading

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Archivist, by any other name

My in-laws, when asked what we do for a living, tell folks that my husband teaches and that I work in a museum library. In truth, he works as a leadership consultant in a children’s hospital, and I am an … Continue reading

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