Category Archives: Joie de Girls

The Wisdom That Does Not Cry

Wisdom is not a monopoly held only by adults. There is so much we can learn from the deep wisdom of very young children. May we stoop from our greater height, bend our ear close, and listen. Continue reading

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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life . . . “

“It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.” ~ Melody Beattie,┬áThe Language of Letting Go

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Best of Knoxville’s Independence Day Street Style

  Seeing, being seen, walking the dog, eating on Market Square while the kids screw up their courage to run through the water play fountain, serendipitous art, it’s all happening in downtown Knoxville. This Fourth of July holiday my photographer … Continue reading

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The Threat of a Woman

“It is rare to see, in a little boy, the promise of a man, but in a little girl one can almost always see the threat of a woman.” ~ Alexandre Dumas (1802-70) When my photographer husband Kurt and I … Continue reading

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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

If only every feisty, full-of-herself girl could remain so through the tribulations of fitting in with the pack in junior and senior high school . . . To all the girls who are still full-of-themselves throughout their lives!

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Happy birthday, blog!

In this first post, I’d like to thank the friends who have been nagging me for years to create a blog. A big thanks to Nanci and Bri who have encouraged me to share my movie reviews, ideas, and creative … Continue reading

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