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Wednesday 24 April 2019
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Posts by: Maureen

Top Ten Quotes I Heard at the National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference

This past year I was appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Arts Commission. It has been a great experience to represent...

Seeking the Still Spaces or Why I Chose a Rothko Calendar for 2019

I flip the calendar over to February. January has vanished. Most of the Christmas decorations around town are finally down, although a few...

Cats: Masters of Self-Care

Cats get a bad rap. Those who are not as enamored of these unique creatures view them as narcissistic, the evil opposite of the selflessly...

Reflections on Childhood Adventures in North Mayo, Ireland

Me at Elly Bay, Belmullet, Ireland circa 1980’s. Elly Bay, Belmullet Ireland Eight years old my father and the old fisherman stop the car...

Sometimes You Just Need Chopin

There are days of loneliness with solo travel. And if you’ve left to escape something, its specter will inevitably appear with a menacing...

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The Gift of Attaya (Senegalese Tea Ceremony)

My friend Latir lifts the silver pot and the tawney liquid spills from high above the tiny glass,called a kas, and streams perfectly into...

My Kind Of Spot-Café Clock, Fez, Morocco

At Café Clock in Fez you will  find locals and tourists of all ages mixing authentically in a spot that celebrates both the rich...

January Fashion Moment: A Jacket, Blue Shirt & Some Cuff Links

I am happy we live in an era where fashion is gender fluid, and focused on personal style versus following strict rules and  trends.  The...

Of Wall Calendars & Finding the Porch Within

Buying a wall calendar is an important ritual for me. Despite the ubiquitous digital calendar reminders available, there is something so...

Thoughts After the First Snowfall-November 2016

The first snowfall comes like an unplanned ritual. We never know when, but when it happens we stop. Struck again by what seems a sudden and...