One of the hardest things about living through a pandemic is the uncertainty. When will the quarantines end? What will happen when they end? Will there be a second (third, fourth) wave of infections? Will my mom be okay? Or my friend in chemo, or my other friend with diabetes? What about my friends who…

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Someday, we’ll be on the other side of this pandemic, and we’ll know with a certainty we didn’t have before, how precious are the moments we spend in each other’s company, how healing and reassuring each other’s touch can be, and how utterly magnificent is our freedom to wander, especially with those we love. This…

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you probably know that I spent February engaged in a 29-day challenge to watercolor every day. I decided to do the challenge while reading Lisa Congdon’s latest book, FIND YOUR ARTISTIC VOICE, in which Lisa talks a lot about the tension between learning-practicing-mastering skills (which usually necessitates…

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Advice from the infinitely quotable Cokie Roberts to young journalists (and the rest of us too). xo Follow me on Instagram to see my latest creations.

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Back in 2013, I opened my Etsy shop to sell postcards featuring my art, which was, at that time, little more than stick figures, drawn with Sharpies to express funny, sweet sentiments of love and friendship. That was all I knew how to draw back then, but I wasn’t overly worried about it. If you’d…

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