I ♥️ Art

I heart art. From painting to literature to the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas, I get what I like to call “art joy” from bearing witness to other artist’s works and from making my own creations. I’ve got a lot of projects in progress this year, both solo endeavors and collaborations, as do many of…

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What’s the Buzz?

Buzz! Buzz! I recently participated as a research subject in a study focused on the Neosensory Duo. Honestly, I am thrilled with the results I experienced following Neosensory’s user-friendly tinnitus protocols. Wearable technology is all the rage, but the Duo is more than just…..well….buzz! I first learned about sensory substitution devices at the 2016 United…

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It’s About Time

I was resetting the clocks in my home for daylight savings time when I had a flashback to my first clock-radio. My parents told me that when I learned to tell time, I could have a Disney AM radio with a clock, nightlight, and alarm. It was pale yellow melamine, and had a parade of…

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Hallowtide

It’s been a difficult year. The pandemic, changes on the home front, and some lingering orthopedic injuries have left me in a funk. My mental health hasn’t been all that swell for a while, and has been complicated by some poor choices I’ve made regarding food and alcohol, so I’ve been looking forward to Halloween,…

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Is Left Right?

Oh happy day! My NeuroTarot has arrived! Created by neuroscientist and artist Siddharth Ramakrishnan, the NeuroTarot is a cluster of the 22 major arcana that come in a sweet cloth bag printed with the Brain Mystic logo. That logo is on the back of the tarot too, along with the tagline “insights from neuroscience”. I…

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Seam Ripper Self-Care

Clothing tags! I can’t stand them. I’ve been like this since I was a little kid, completely unable to tune out that scratchy sensation of a tag at my nape, my waist, or wherever. I’ve been driven to tears by loops of tough fabric intended to hang a coat, and I’ve squirmed in my seat…

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What Color are Your Dogs?

I was text chatting with a friend this morning who showed me a photo of his dog, a big Labrador/Weimaraner mix. She’s a gorgeous pale golden color with stunning green eyes, a truly beautiful creature. For the briefest moment, as I was commenting on Playa’s light jade eyes, I almost told my friend that my…

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