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Redondowriter
Writing at Sacred Ordinary is one of my daily spiritual practices.
Interests: music, friends, carl jung, working part-time in a private k-12 school, my dog mollie, travel on a budget, collage art, beach walks, non-violent movies, stretching my mind and learning new things, teaching and keeping journals, having philosophical discussions with people i trust, eclectic music tastes from rock and roll through classical, art of many talented women, live theatre, opening my home which i call sanctuary to people who like to come here to do inner work, being alive, seeking the sacred in the ordinary, grateful for the wonderfully bumpy and happy life i've had so far., reading, writing, photography, family, poetry, southern california, spiritual direction
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For those of you who have known me for a while, you may remember that I'm the baby sister of five sisters, if one can call a 77-year-old a baby. On Sunday night at 7:45 p.m. my dear sister Virginia Annette Streur Estrada, passed away quietly in Las Vegas after... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Wonderful story, Loretta. I'm so glad that the baby was able to come naturally and that everyone is well.
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Thank you, Linda. I hope you find SoulCollage a life-changing tool as I do.
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On Monday I got together with friends for our monthly SoulCollage® group and made two cards. I'm far behind scanning my cards for Pinterest and have neglected Sacred Ordinary blog so much. If one thing is certain in life, it's change. Facebook has definitely affected the blog. This card is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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As those of you who know me well, I have found such a fantastic stress-buster but also a way to be creative in a new way: Polyvore. Created originally as a fashion sharing/selling site, its easy-to-use layered collage software called the "clipping tool" has enriched my life so much. For... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
I'm at work and that photo is at home. I'll check into it when I get home. I use Dropbox all the time. I'll be in touch. Fran Fran Pullara aka Redondowriter redondowriter@verizon.net 310-316-0817 (home) 310-541-6763, x4141 (work) Sacred Ordinary Blog http://redondowriter.typepad.com Facebook: http://facebook/redondowriter
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Have you heard about the fair trade company called Ten Thousand Villages? It is a non-profit organization with unique international gifts and right now the only store in the Los Angeles area is in Pasadena, but soon there will be one in Redondo Beach's Riviera Village. It is called South... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Today a few friends gathered together to make SoulCollage® cards and I produced three, but this first one is the one I want to share on this Memorial Day. I am fortunate that the library I volunteer at lets me go through books that don't sell over time and will... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
This is such a wonderful tribute to motherhood and I could imagine it being the last story in Cloth Paper Scissors with illustrations by you. I know you are a writer as well as an artist and your empty nest will hopefully give you some time (eventually) to pursue the writing. I could so identify with all the ages and stages of raising three kids, but could never put it into the words you did. Congratulations to Micalangela and to her parents and siblings. I'm there with you in spirit.
Toggle Commented May 17, 2014 on A Mother's day at pomegranatesandpaper
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This is a SoulCollage® card I am calling "The Extinction of Honeybees" and I am unsure what suit to place the card in. Perhaps it should go in the Community suit because I want the honeybees to be part of my everyday life as a symbol of my interconnectedness with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Today my son Tony, DIL Gretchen, and grandsons Henry and Fritz and I went on a Grandma Field Trip to downtown Los Angeles and the Brewery Art Walk. We had breakfast at a place I had never heard of before, but is near Tony's former office: Bottega Louie. It's in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Weeks ago I bought a used program at the library book sale from Oberammergau 1990 and found this image that I meant to make a SoulCollage® card for, but then put it where it belonged so I couldn't find it until today. I had actually put it in the plastic... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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One of the great perks of my part-time job is that I get two weeks off at Christmas and spring break, as well as eight weeks in the summer. That means doing "whatever" and trying not to feel guilty about it. This morning I took the time to complete two... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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This past Monday I made three SoulCollage® cards in our monthly group setting, but it's this one that really makes me grin from ear to ear. I put this card in my Committee suit and call it "Welcome Spring." In SoulCollage® we are encouraged to write "I am the one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
Well, it was 80 today but I would say yuck to all the melting snow and ice. You're going to be a grandma? Cool! Love your writing and your teapot.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2014 on Regular Programming at pomegranatesandpaper
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A school chum from high school was in town from Oregon and I suggested we drive to Sunland/Tujunga, CA yesterday, partially in the rain, to hook up with some of our grammar and high school friends who still live there. This was my hometown growing up--age 6 to 19 and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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This is one of three SoulCollage® cards I created this week. I call it Our Lady of the African Continent and it’s in the Council suit. My I am the one who statement would be, “I am the one who is beloved cross-culturally, the epitome of the divine feminine. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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When you really think about it, the commercial celebration of Valentines Day is a silly tradition. Culture has set us up for romance which is bound to bring expectations, sometimes fulfillment, but often disappointments. Yet, we all know that love is given and received in so many different ways. Valentines... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Among many art processes I enjoy, art journaling is one of them, but I haven't been doing that as much lately. An incident happened on the weekend, however, that re-ignited me. There is an e-mail list in Los Angeles called Art Gang L.A. hosted by artist/teacher Kelly Kilmer. It is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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Today a few of us gathered for our monthly SoulCollage® group and to my surprise, I actually created three cards. Tonight a different set of folks came over for the monthly journal group. I am so darned grateful that I'm able to facilitate two processes that have meant so much... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
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In my personal SoulCollage® deck, a favorite suit is the Community Suit. In my work with groups, I find that it is the least used suit in the process. Anne Marie Bennett of Kaleidosoul describes the Community Suit as a place to honor and celebrate the people and animals whose... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY
You've really got us all thinking, Loretta. I went back and read Cate's article. That was good, too.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2014 on Finding Your Tribe at pomegranatesandpaper
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Well, the dynamics are slightly different, but your story is my story. I am really moved you told us how you really feel and helped many of us to know how we feel.
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Love this post and your resolutions. Happy new year to all the Poms.
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Let it be. That's my mantra for 2014. Each year I wrap up the 12 months behind by reading through my journals and doing a recap. In these later years I have two other traditions. I make a SoulCollage® card and an art journal page welcoming the new year. It... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at REDONDOWRITER'S SACRED ORDINARY