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One of my favorite things to get from the library is audio books. I drive a lot and like to listen to new things to pass the time. My current listen is an audio book by Caroline Myss called The Language of Archetypes. I really love listening to Caroline Myss because she is one of those people who is really good at telling it like it is. She goes deep with her stuff and digs down into the ugly stuff that none of us really ever wants to look at – she will dig it up, pull it out, look at it and say, “Hmm… what is this?” and act like “this” is just a normal part of being human, which it is. She is fantastic.

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I caught a bit of the Beijing Summer Olympics on the television this morning. I am not typically an Olympics fan. I always saw it as a competition. “Who is winning?” people always ask when they gather to watch. All of that has never really appealed to me. But as I sat there watching the men’s volleyball match between Brazil and Russia, I saw another side of the Olympics.

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I love art. I love doing art. My favorite art form is collage. I like collage because it behaves like I think.. little snippets of things all over the place. With collage, there is no wrong way to do it… you just cut stuff up and paste it down. If something doesn’t look right, you just paste something else over it. I also love collecting stuff for collage. That is half the fun. I have a little tiny Altoids tin on my desk where I keep a collection of fortune cookie sayings. I love that this tiny tin is perfect to fit those little sheets of paper. Someday I am going to make something with them.

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Guilt is insidious. No doubt about it. I call it, “the sticky peanut butter”. I grew up with guilt. I am a master of guilt, but I am also a master at recognizing it in others. My fiance and I are having a lot of fun finding it and pointing it out in each other because he grew up with it, too. I am constantly amazed at how frequently it rears its ugly head. I am also constantly amazed at how guilt-ridden statements come out of my mouth and I don’t notice them until it’s too late…thus, the sticky peanut butter.

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