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About richardandlisa

Richard is the photographer, typically. Lisa is the writer, typically. We've both been know to cross-genre...is that allowed?

Touchstones and Change

Benjamin Franklin said “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” And yet, we’re not always fans of change. Obviously, the Nettle Creek Gazette is changing (will I ever stop calling it the “Exponent”?). We live in a changing world and if … Continue reading

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“S’more, please”

It’s really just a silly little story… “Umm…It’s been a long time…I didn’t expect to see you here.” “Hmm.” He sips his S’more Frappuccino, there’s froth on his upper lip. “And yet, here I am.” “Well, you know how busy … Continue reading

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The Pink Dress

In preparation for The Creativity Workshop that Richard and I attended in Crete we were asked to bring one item from our childhood that was significant. I knew from the start what I was going to bring — and hopefully … Continue reading

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Message on a cup: Meaning?

In the 5th century BC Plato said, in Greek of course, “Man: A being in search of meaning.” And you…what does this mean? For what do you search? Meaning? After all, what is meaning? Yours, mine, ours? Yeah, I know, … Continue reading

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Being with Mom

May 26, 2011 It was five years ago that I stood overlooking the Sea of Galilee in Israel and I knew our Mom was gone. The Sea of Galilee has always been a busy, beautiful and meaningful place. Today, there … Continue reading

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Legacy of the Little Note

The Power of a Hand-Written Note Each of us seeks to find meaning in life, to know somehow we have made a difference. While some seek to leave a legacy that can be measured, others’ legacies have no materialistic worth. … Continue reading

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“Steel Magnolias” ~ A Make-Believe Biography for Truvy

(I’m in a performance of “Steel Magnolias” — April 29-May 1, 2016. Our director, Annawyn Shamas, asked us to write a biography for our character. I play Truvy, what follows is what I wrote. All make-believe, but what a fun … Continue reading

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“Safe!”

(Recently I’ve been typing the journals I kept during the 10-week sabbatical that Richard and I took in 2008. In the back of Journal 2 I found this story that I wrote. It has nothing to do with the sabbatical, … Continue reading

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France – A Small Town Story

The people of France are on our minds. We hear the news and feel compassion for the Parisians and French. It’s hard to know what to do to help, to make a difference. Some people may never have the desire … Continue reading

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Bayou Mossians

Not long ago or far away but now and nearby there exists a commune of sorts. For centuries the bayous have described themselves. Sometimes rocky, sometimes boggy, sometimes the name on the map has nothing to do with the nature … Continue reading

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