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The Science of Art

How an artist or a photographer sees a flower, and how a scientist sees a flower, do not have to be separate. There’s no right or wrong. Everyone feels art and sees science in different ways. The science of art – or, if you prefer, the art of science – are both a means of… Read More


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Disconnect to Reconnect

I just returned from a weeklong trip through the country of Cuba. Living off the grid has taken on an entirely new meaning to me. Take a moment and think— What does it mean To have fresh water to drink? To splash on your face, brush your teeth And hydrate your body with its exquisite… Read More



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Gluten Free U.P.

The words my sister used to describe the Falling Rock Café and Bookstore in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are that it’s rustic, remote, and right off Lake Superior. The more a place is seen as homey, vintage, and off the beaten path, the more I want to go! It also helps that my sister Nancy and… Read More


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Lacelit Interview

I am honored and delighted to be featured in this Lacelit interview with Kimberly Taylor-Pestell! Thank you Kimberly for featuring me, Sage Words and Gluten Free Sage on your beautiful blog. Photo Courtesy: Deb Tracey Photography Her 3-way interview talks about the meaningful collaboration between Kimberly, Kristen and me, as well as the creative process… Read More


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Hands

I grew up in an Italian family where children’s faces in their mother’s palms and big hugs with huge pats on the back were an everyday thing. Talking with your hands, biceps squeezes or forearm taps were appropriate and normal. No one was afraid. It was a display of warmth, and no one thought about… Read More


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Your Mass Is Critical

I was driving in Jade today, my beautiful Ford truck. I adopted her out of my love for the tough, the rugged and the exquisite. I wanted a truck to protect me that I could keep forever. An ol’ pal to listen to music with and take me wherever I need to go. She has… Read More


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Turn on Your Heartlight

I’ve always loved space… and music. Classic rock especially. But I did not know that Brian May from Queen is an Astrophysicist until recently! He is highly educated and has a PhD in astronomy, returning to his thesis and love of science after he abandoned it around 36 years ago for life with his band,… Read More


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San Francisco

My favorite part of San Francisco was being able to walk about town in 70 degree weather for blocks and blocks. Whether we were in Menlo Park, or strolling to the Pier from our hotel on Market and 5th, walking far and soaking in the sights was THE BEST. We stayed at two different hotels:… Read More


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Risks… Are Risky

Like so many others in 2008, I lost my job. But this situation is different than what you’d expect. My job was a house full of teenagers that left for college. At the same time, I just finished a 2-year house renovation, as well as a few other entrepreneurial efforts. My husband Mark began some… Read More