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By Amanda Scherle
  • Choices

    December 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    We all make strange choices from time to time. Last night, I made the decision to stay up until 1 AM and sleep until 9 AM this morning because the night belongs to parents of young children. (Mr. Springsteen, who are these lovers of which you speak?) I continually make the decision to give greater […]

  • I Can't Run

    November 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I can’t run.   Seriously. I know I’m a mess.   I know how these blogs are supposed to work. I’m supposed to document my every move, every up and down, with the expectation that it will all end on an up-cycle to encourage all of my readers.   I’m not feeling it.   I […]

  • Bent

    September 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Bunion. I’ve been MIA for the last several weeks (months?), and I have only one word for y’all: Bunion. It’s an ugly ridiculous word, and I hate saying it out loud. In fact, I don’t say it out loud if I can help it. Well, except for teasing the children by saying, in my best […]

  • Up and Over!

    August 2, 2012 at 9:46 am

    If you’re going to take your first ever fitness class, the Forest Theater in Chapel Hill is a splendid place to do it. Surrounded with rock walls and steps, pea gravel, and gorgeous gnarled trees, it’s the perfect arena to learn (or, really, re-learn) how to move. We –my 11.5 year old son, Kedric, a […]

  • Submitting

    July 26, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    My heart slides to the bottom of my churning stomach like a walrus traveling slowly but inevitably down a ridiculously long and terrifying water slide culminating in a pit of lava. Hitting ‘submit’ on this internet transaction has more than the usual ramifications of extra charges at the end of the month. Hitting ‘submit’ means […]

  • Keeper of the Garden

    May 24, 2012 at 11:00 am

    All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography. Federico Fellini Some of us, precious few historically, but more perhaps in this modern age, dare to call ourselves artists, out loud. We’ll talk about how much we appreciate artists and their work. We’ll admit to dabbling in art. We’ll sometimes admit that some of […]

  • NPR's Three-Minute Fiction Contest

    March 22, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I’ve been pounding the idea of tapping into your creativity lately because I think it’s incredibly important. We’re not singular in 2012, or the Chapelboro area, for living in a time of economic and political upheaval, but the fact that many other times and places have shared our unease can be of little comfort in […]

  • Life's an Adventure: An Interview with Tracey Broome

    March 14, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Agreeing to meet outside Foster’s in Durham on a typical late afternoon in late February would be slightly crazy. As it was, last Thursday was anything but typical, from the 80 degree heat to my entourage of 5 kids (my 4 plus a tagalong baby nephew) to the youthful woman with a long brown braid […]

  • Slaying the Dragons of Fear

    February 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    The process of seeking out women who are tapped into their creativity, learning about their peronal journeys, and then taking a moment out of a busy week to share these discoveries with you is deeply fulfilling.  This week, though, I want to find out about a different artist: YOU. “Every artist was first an amateur.” […]

  • The Camino – Interview with Debra Wulinger

    February 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    “Sometimes in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself.”  ~ Katherine Sharp When you walk into Winking Moon Art Studio in the home of artist Debra Wulinger, the first thing you notice is the light. Warm, delicious […]