Seven Steps to Crafting the Perfect Love Letter

After eleven years of marriage, barnacled with three small children, romance is usually the furthest thing from my mind.  Valentine's Day has been taken over in my house by small hands wielding glitter glue.  Maybe that's why I've been so touched by love letters between long-married couples.  Topher Clark made women jealous everywhere with his "secret crush" on his wife, Lisa. ...more

My Life as Art

I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living. - Robert Henri If art to me is a means of living my life, it must be woven into the fabric of who I am. And I find art in far more than wielding brush and pigment for an hour or two a week. I found this definition of art online, and I think it fits the quote above: art: the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. ...more