Scorpio Sisters Unite and Help Each Other Achieve More

The following Scorpio focused horoscope is from Free Will Astrology.  The author, Rob Brezsny, always cheers me up and makes me think. His pronouncements are so often spot on. This particular horoscope confirms my believe that now is a great time for me to actively search for kindred. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Five of my […]


Blast from the past

While organizing and purging papers I ran across a printout of an email from May 4, 2010. I was already using “Curious Citizen” to identify a part of my life. I ended the email by saying, “I’m a visual artist by training and have just in the past couple of years started seriously thinking about […]


Daily TED Talks

Friday, 7 October 2016 The Spellbinding Art of Human Anatomy. Vanessa Ruiz. 11:22. posted August 2016.  This is the first I’ve heard of TED-MED. I originally started out looking for a talk about writing. I found a few but they were 20+ minutes. Thursday, 6 October 2016 I’ve decided, again, to watch one TED Talk. […]


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9 best ways to save money while loving life

best ways to save money pile of cash

Honestly, I have trouble understanding saving. My sister likes to save money just because. For me “it’s just paper until you spend”. I am an adult however so I’ve thought about saving and determined that it makes sense if it’s “for” something. While thinking I’ve come up with 9 of the best ways to save […]


What do you want to be when you grow up?

Painted rainbow by four year old niece.

What do you want to be when you grow up is a question that still plagues me at 52. I realize this is a sad statement but it’s true and lately I’ve been grappling with it almost daily. Well, today I’m going to let it go. I am grown and what I am is a […]


Scorpio Sisters Unite and Help Each Other Achieve More

The following Scorpio focused horoscope is from Free Will Astrology.  The author, Rob Brezsny, always cheers me up and makes me think. His pronouncements are so often spot on. This particular horoscope confirms my believe that now is a great time for me to actively search for kindred. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Five of my […]


Blast from the past

While organizing and purging papers I ran across a printout of an email from May 4, 2010. I was already using “Curious Citizen” to identify a part of my life. I ended the email by saying, “I’m a visual artist by training and have just in the past couple of years started seriously thinking about […]


Daily TED Talks

Friday, 7 October 2016 The Spellbinding Art of Human Anatomy. Vanessa Ruiz. 11:22. posted August 2016.  This is the first I’ve heard of TED-MED. I originally started out looking for a talk about writing. I found a few but they were 20+ minutes. Thursday, 6 October 2016 I’ve decided, again, to watch one TED Talk. […]


8 ways to have a blessed day.

Eat your favorite meal Act out a fantasy Reward yourself with a pair of earrings or other small item Remember to be still Investigate an interesting sounding website Nap outside Google yourself Sample a “crazy” idea Thankfully, there are millions of more ways to have a day that feels like a blessing. … and now […]


Today’s Quest

Knitting a sweater is a grueling yet exciting quest.

First sweater I’ve made in years<link> unfinished projects Years ago I told myself that I’d knit myself a really nice cardigan every year. Years went by and I did not follow through. In 2015 I decided on a pattern, purchased yarn, and started a cardigan. Not surprisingly, It took me way longer than I thought […]


How to find the best Good Books to Read

stack of books from Gwen's I love reading pile

now includes…. what about … Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson! P.B. Ryan’s Nell Sweeney series K.M. Weiland’s novels   *is there a reason so many female novelists use initials for their name?   Trilogy by Megan Whalen Turner A trilogy I enjoyed while waiting for another book to become available from library. Started with The […]


Let’s compare Kindles. Tell me about your awesome e-reader.

I love my Amazon Kindle. It’s almost five years old now and the battery is not happy about keeping a charge. I see a new on in my near future. It’s time to compare kindles. So which one will I get? It drives me crazy that there are so many options. I just want to […]


What is the purpose of seedless watermelons?

Were the seeds really bothering anyone? Why seedless? does seedless = GMO? My GMO issues and fears? Are seedless watermelons unAmerican? 4th of July watermelon – seedless <insert pic of label> in theory it was ripe but it didn’t taste ripe. It looked ripe. It did not taste ripe. “seedless watermelon” are they destructive? who […]