Stories

Posted by Rochelle |

Are you hitting the road for the holidays? I am not - but I love a good epic holiday road trip. This time of year,...

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The mailbox mouse
Posted by Rochelle |

Something is alive in the mailbox. A few months back the door of the mailbox rusted to the point that it just fell off. But...

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Posted by Rochelle |

I'm on a word diet.  It's just like Atkins, but instead of eating steaks slathered in butter, I have to string together two thousand five...

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white coneflower by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

After a summer of serious contemplation and consideration, I have so much to share with you that I hardly know where to start! I have procrastinated this...

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Posted by Rochelle |

School starts Wednesday and I am loosing my summer help.  'The help' (a.k.a. my children) have been "working" for me all summer.  I am quite...

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tick up date watercolor by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
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I'm easily two months late in announcing it is tick season, but I thought I'd mention it as I have a few things to share from...

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A stand of birch trees by the Tate Modern gallery. by garryknight CC Flickr via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

By: DR. ROXANNE DALEO Shinrin-Yoku. Translation: Shinrin – forest. Yoku – bathing, showering, taking in – with all of our senses. Shinrin-yoku – bathing mind...

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Alexander von Humboldt's illustration's of mountain zones.
Posted by Rochelle |

I've got big plans this spring (I know I am speaking as if it is still coming - when in fact, it already came, flitted...

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Easter colored flowers by glenna barlow CC on fllickr via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

My front hall is hardly passable. I am purging. There are bags of clothes, nests of  tangled cables from long dead and unidentifiable devices, shoes...

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Christopher Wool, “Untitled” (1990–91), enamel and graphite pencil on aluminum by rochelle greayer www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

I spent the weekend in New York City, a last-minute trip I planned on Friday after Kate, Anne-Marie and I finished up the last spreads...

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Josh Ritter Homecoming
Posted by Rochelle |

Without my husband, the soundtrack of my life would either not exist or be filled solely with simplistic drivel that I lazily picked up on...

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Jeff Bezos (that Amazon guy) defines your personal brand as the thing that people say about you when you aren't in the room -  I...

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Ken Marten images of Dusk Meadow, Calthorpe Park, Birmingham via www.pithandvigor.com
Posted by Rochelle |

You may have noted the appearance of a few different topic headers at the top of this web page.  They are the result of some...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

The snow is piling up (over the windows at this point) and my cabin fever is turning into a strange and crazy thing. I think...

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This morning I dropped my car off to get new tires for the winter.  I've been entirely failing on a daily goal of walking 10K steps...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

You are going to have to excuse me while I find my mojo. I am quite sure that it hasn't gone unnoticed that I am...

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Posted by rochelle greayer |

...my book went up on Amazon.com for pre-order.  I found out from a friend who mentioned it in an email....I was taking a break from...

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As I prepare to shut down for the next couple of days and spend some much needed quiet time with my little family I wanted...

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I'm going way off topic here, but I am really (unexpectedly) struggling with something today.  I just dropped off my 21 month old dog to...

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Bellas Bartok
Posted by rochelle greayer |

Do you ever have weeks where you you look back and just have to ask -- what the heck just happened?  I had one of...

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This morning in my yoga class my teacher shared a dirty little secret.  She used to smoke <gasp>. This is confession was part of her...

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