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Don’t Fear the Egg

This week has been cold and rainy and a little grey. And this is the week that Annie, our giant chicken, laid her first egg. It was a little alarming for her and her chicken friend, Lucy and they clucked the whole time.

Love Thy Frickin’ Self

I woke up this morning a little under the weather and the urge to stay in, under covers and just be. And here I am typing away at you guys. That’s cause I’m being led down a rabbit hole – a helpful one and have an urge to share.

Ants vs Owl

None of us is the yogi on the mountain or the unflappable guru. We’ve got lives and reactions to life, families, businesses, emergencies and troubles.

Design Story: Surgical Menus

The surgical department at Loma Linda University Medical Center needed to provide recovering surgical patients with menus specific to their needs.

Watercolor Meditation

Take some time and find a leaf, flower or a photo that sparks joy or interest.


Perfection always seems like the safe alternative. If you want to get that project, nail that presentation, reach your revenue goals, make your dreams come true … then being perfect is the perfect way to control the outcome and make it work, right?

Cirque du Jubilee

Cirque du Jubilee, the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital 20th Annual Gala.

Hunt Cabin

Why “Plum Nelly”?

I’ve had quite a few people ask me if there’s a story behind the name, Plum Nelly. There is.

For the Love of Dog and Other Nonsense

When you rely on your creative ability for a living, you must find ways to engage your mind in play that disengages the thinking mind so that it can relax and be creative.

Bacon what?

Not. Right. But perfect for early April (wink wink), and it took me to the Scope site. I don’t WANT to imagine bacon with a minty finish, but my taste buds keep trying. Well, maybe … eh … nope. Bad mouthwash. Good marketing.


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