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Uphill Idealist Life is tough, but hope is tougher.

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Uphill Idealist · 1Y ago

What really matters

Over the last several months, I've been practicing the art of taking into account what really matters. Through a variety of circumstances I think I've become more open to embracing beauty in...
Uphill Idealist · 1Y ago

Parables on Parables: The Prodigal Son

Here written is a parable I wrote a few years ago based on the parable of the Prodigal Son. This is an updated version (originally posted in 2007)--------------------------------------------...
Uphill Idealist · 1Y ago

Use what you have: Building Community with Art

What happens when you combine canvas, acrylic paint and an open invitation for people to come and create? Community happens.Earlier in 2015, I was in the midst of considering a practical way...
Uphill Idealist · 1Y ago

When A Painting Comes Together

It happens on her clock, not mine. After walking past the unfinished canvas every morning, she suddenly gives me the clue I needed - at midnight.It's like searching for the right word, to ha...
Uphill Idealist · 1Y ago

365 empty pages...

Luke 3:4-6 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be...
Uphill Idealist · 1Y ago

Slow as vinegar: Waiting for Christmas

Earlier this week I had the chance to wander down Hertel Ave. in North Buffalo and came upon a store called "The House of Olives". The store was filled with metal barrels fill of fancy flavo...
Uphill Idealist · 1Y ago

Advent 2: Julian, Suffering and Peace

“All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”― Julian of NorwichIt's the Eve of the second Sunday in Advent and "Peace" is our point of focus for the comi...
Uphill Idealist · 1Y ago

Color for the journey

Art is something that lifts my heart and helps my mind to stop it's spinning. Art is rest and release as well as a way to connect and interact with others. Art is an expression of spiritual ...
Uphill Idealist · 1Y ago

Rilke's advice

Rilke advised me to "Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves..."I took his advice.I swallowed his words whole hoping they would take roo...
Uphill Idealist · 1Y ago

Thankful for Dr. King's words

I can't tell you how many times I've thought about the following quote by Dr. M.L. King..."I have a dream that my four little children will oneday live in a nation where they will not be jud...