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Therese Brown
more of me found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thisiswhatisee/
Interests: gardening, food, art, cinema, aikido, herbs, cultural anthropology, photography, jazz
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I'm coming to the end of my fuji3000b stock (a pack film for one of my old Polaroids). I should be more careful about what I'm doing with it...more thoughtful or creative or methodical. But, as is often the case concerning the impulse to make pictures, the moment can sweep... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Third Act
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rough sandpaper hands freezing and stiff from winter cradle cup of warmth Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Third Act
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It's been enriching to live in a place with real winter. After growing up in southern California, then living in central Arizona, and then moving back to California, this time in the northern part of the state, the colder months of the year were never really all that cold. In... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Third Act
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Another winter storm moved through the area. Richmond only got a couple inches of snow before it changed over to freezing rain during the night. Once I could actually hear the precipitation, especially the little pings of ice, I knew the snow was not for long. It's pretty slushy outside... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at The Third Act
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It feels a little weird to not blog every day, after doing so for an entire year. But my new project has definitely filled in that time. I'm surprised that the drawings I'm making every day are taking well over an hour to complete. I thought this would be a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at The Third Act
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What a wonderful holiday season (which included my 60th birthday on the 4th of January) I've had the pleasure to experience. There was so much quality time with my kids and my sister and brother in law. What a joy to just relax and connect, both here at home and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at The Third Act
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Well folks, I did it. I've completed 365 days of blog postings for my 59th year. I guess that's...dedication? Will I review all 365 posts? Hmmmm...maybe, if I'm suffering from insomnia some night. In truth it's been a great practice and I've (for the most part) enjoyed getting to it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at The Third Act
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My calculations are off. The count for today's blog post is 362...it really should be 364. I'm 99% sure I blogged every single day since my birthday on January 4, 2018. But you know what? There's no way I'm obsessive enough to go back and see where the numbers got... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at The Third Act
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New Year's days... I remember Mass, because it was a holy day of obligation (is it still?). I remember bright southern California sunshine...maybe some frost on the lawn, maybe some snow capping Mt. Baldy. If it was a cold and dry (not unusual for California winter) I remember how static... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at The Third Act
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Another year is coming to a close. We're spending New Year's Eve in quiet...maybe contemplation (who am I kidding? I'm always contemplating something!). I returned to darkroom monitor sessions today. There wasn't anyone to use the facilities, so I took the opportunity to tidy up, mop the floor and get... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at The Third Act
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2018 is winding to a close. It's that time of year when I (like so many others) take a moment to reflect on the past twelve months. That time seems to pass with an ever increasing pace as I age. And speaking of aging...I turn 60 in less than a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at The Third Act
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There are narratives about myself, that have been ingrained in my consciousness...for a very long time. They loom over my shoulder, telling me this and that. It has taken some time, to understand the erroneous nature of these stories. It's been interesting to come to the realization in certain instances,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at The Third Act
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Avery and I are on our own again. I dropped my son, the last of the Christmas visitors, at the airport this afternoon. Such a lovely, wonderful, satisfying holiday this was. It's a bit melancholic to see it conclude, but I'm happy to have had the opportunity for a fabulous... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at The Third Act
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Last full day with family holiday visitors... Checking out the ICA with Julian. 357@59 Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at The Third Act
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I'm not sure where to begin...but that's really not important. This has been one of the loveliest Christmas holidays I've experienced in many years. Having my children and son in law here, has been beyond delightful. We've had such a lovely time, talking and sharing. I'm blessed with compassionate, thoughtful... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at The Third Act
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it was a great Christmas... 355@59 Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2018 at The Third Act
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Merry Christmas Eve!! 354@59 Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2018 at The Third Act
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we are all here together now 353@59 Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at The Third Act
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I'm tired and sore and beat. But I'm practically giddy that I'll be with my kids tomorrow night and celebrating Christmas at my home with them. Right now, a g & t by the fire, then supper, then to bed early. 352@59 Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2018 at The Third Act
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Happy Winter Solstice!! Welcoming back the light. But I won't mind if it gets cold again (balmy day here in Richmond VA). 351@59 Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2018 at The Third Act
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All my creative energy has been going into holiday oriented activity...food, decorating, wrapping. In addition there's the mundane tasks like, well, cleaning and bringing in wood (and taking Avery for walkies). It was totally dreary today, so being inside cooking and puttering has been a good thing. We did manage... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2018 at The Third Act
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Pierogi making today. I tend to forget how time consuming it can be, making fillings, making dough, rolling, filling etc. But I got it done! I've put the filled but uncooked pierogis in the freezer to make it quick and easy on Christmas eve to cook them. I still have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at The Third Act
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It was a good day. Good visiting with friends. Good shopping for small gifts. Good walks with dogs (of various sizes). I'm remembering to count my blessings and to try to step out of my often times confined perspective. I like this time of year, not just because of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2018 at The Third Act
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One week until Christmas eve and I marvel at how time slips by. My preparations for the holiday and my lovely guests (my kids, yay!) are progressing well. I keep changing things up with the intention of more time to visit and hang out and less time fussing over things.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at The Third Act
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I’m getting things accomplished as the holiday moves closer. I finished putting up some decorations that had been laying about, got rooms tidied, made lists and did a bit of mundane shopping. My choices today were dictated by tasks I could address while not stressing my back (since I seriously... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at The Third Act