Saturday, March 31, 2018


in my happy place: sketching and eating breakfast at the art gallery
Resigned currently, temporary but resigned. I've jacked in my current position as default parent for at least today, burned out by Spring Break--before, during and most likely after too since there will be the inevitable mad scramble to catch up with everything that I put on hold while i juggled the aforementioned default parenting planning for and during Spring Break.

...but right now I am taking a break from the default parenting, domestic concierge role, relationship whisperer, provisioner and household management guru, schedule wrangler to write uninterrupted, sketch uninterrupted, be me uninterrupted...

Selfish --yes, most definitely but the reprieve/relief/retirement/resignation is only temporary.

I need this moment to recharge my batteries -- the emotional ones, the mental health ones, the kindness ones, the energy and stamina ones, the self confidence ones, the creative ones -- i recognised way too late as usual that levels were down to critical and gave my wee guy a tongue lashing that he only partially deserved and that i should have been grown up enough to hold back.

The simple truth though is that there is not a lot right now that recharges me unless I myself make the effort to plug in and boost the cells. Parenting is delightful but hard work and eats the time. Working is delightful but hard work and eats the time. Yes, I am married, but that too is hard work ... None of these is something I want to give up but all currently drain more energy than they add so I take positive steps to recharge and stay topped up.

I wish I could say that there is a better safety net here to catch me when I fall, but there isn't and hasn't been for a long time. So this is me, AWOL and re-charging the only way I know how. Try not to judge!

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Importance of National Parks: More Than Scenery

via Amanda Maxwell – Northrop Grumman

Saturday, March 24, 2018

daily snapshot: March 24, 2018 at 01:19PM

Mine, all mine. Picked these up today - first time I saw these two i knew they would be coming home with me. Had to wait till the end of the @pomoarts exhibition though #longwaitisover @sarahronaldartist :)
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

daily snapshot: March 21, 2018 at 09:41AM

#macro the amazing world within moss #dogwoodweek12 #dogwood2018
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Five Tips for Culture Media Preparation Success

Talk Science to Me post for Accelerating Science via Examining Food

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Cognitive Automation: Drones for Disaster Relief

via Amanda Maxwell – Northrop Grumman

Monday, March 12, 2018

Harvesting Wave Energy for Fresh Water

via Amanda Maxwell – Northrop Grumman

Saturday, March 10, 2018

daily snapshot: March 10, 2018 at 12:53PM

Art today and I think this one is finished: #oilpainting #portrait over charcoal sketch 11x15 inches, paper
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Saturday, March 03, 2018

daily snapshot: March 03, 2018 at 08:56AM

Brighter than a thousand sons and capable of extinguishing then all - no typo; quite chilling watching the Bikini Atoll test detonations with son, especially in this current climate #neveragain #protectandsurvive #bombhead
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Friday, March 02, 2018

daily snapshot: March 02, 2018 at 07:44PM

Not doing too well with the #adulting today; top inside out and I'm too superstitious to change it ... so today I sit and sweat it out with my cardi on top.
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daily snapshot: March 02, 2018 at 07:31PM

#ootdfashion with cat; thrifted tunic and Italian leather boots, indigo scarf from local artist, bamboo leggings from @devilmaywear , drapey cardi reitmans, artwork behind me by @tommybom19
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