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Brushes #1 - "Fingerpainting" by Baby

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3-27-10
About the Artist

Wild Thing was born on November 7, 2009. He shows great promise as an artist with his work reflecting his fun-loving nature and ability to bring a smile to the face of all he meets. His talent as an artist must be related to his regimented lifestyle. For example, while Sky enjoys tasting everything, he maintains a very strict diet (milk only, please) and takes frequent naps throughout the day. He also sticks to a regimented exercise routine that includes rigorous leg workouts with lots of kicking and jumping, yoga at the exclusive MomBa studio in Val Verde, and power walks with his personal trainer, Jennifer. In addition, he studies dance with private dance instructor, Ramon. Aside from visual arts, Sky's artistic interests also include music. He can often be heard singing (in a crooner style) and enjoys playing a keyboard that was specially designed for him. He even plays it with his feet. Intellectually, Sky's endeavors are impressive. He loves …

Rays of Sunshine (AKA Hope)

My last blog was all about obstacles and roadblocks, and the importance of remembering to breath and of not forgetting that the road is good, even when there seem to be lots of roadblocks and obstacles getting in the way. Not long ago, that is how things felt for our little family -- as if there were just lots of roadblocks. 

We were frustrated that we were working to do so much good and yet kept butting up against such challenges. Then, as Ramon says, we started to see little rays of sunshine breaking through the clouds. We were told that the landlords were selling the house we lived in and so we started looking at apartments. It was cloudy indeed. Yet, a single ray broke through the clouds as we started thinking that maybe we could buy the house. We got the list price. We ran the numbers. It all made sense. We could buy the house we were already living in. 

We made an offer and then had to meet a counter offer (that raised the price very little). Today, the real estate agent called…

The Good Long Road: Overcoming Obstacles

My brother, Kyle, came up with this name for my blog. In fact, he set up the blog for me when I was embarking upon the journey of my Run for Peace just about 3 years ago.

It is an appropriate title/theme, for the blog and for life, I suppose. For it is a good, long road. At times, it seems, that it is a very, very long road and that certain stretches are particularly treacherous with road blocks all around that constantly block the path. It is at these times when I find that I most need to remind myself that Peace is Every Step, no matter if that step is small or even backwards. I have to remind myself that I do "Run for Peace" or, as the case may be, walk/crawl/dig/scramble and fall (flat on my face - particularly when I might forget that peace is every step.) I must remind myself to always keep the Peace part front and center. If I falter and if I lose my way and if I am not promoting peace with each step and each action, I must learn to stop and breath and find the ce…