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About artandicon

Artist, head cook at Cornie's Kitchen, explorer of both the inner and outer worlds, and tree hugger. My paintings are at ARTANDICON: art at the crossroads of life & faith. Every rock, tree, stream & cloud shouts out with the joy of God! I also write a sci-fi spiritual journey blog about Miriam, a time traveling priestess from the planet Didumos, who visits earth when she has an epileptic seizure, and shares my life. Obviously, my own mind was time traveling when I set up my journey blog! https://souljournieswordpress.wordpress.com

COFFEE IN A CRACKED CUP

Goodbye to one of my favorite coffee cups, the mermaid Starbucks cup. I’ve knocked it about often enough in my early morning stupor to cause the glaze at the handle to get a small crack at the seam. My coffee … Continue reading

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CARING FOR OURSELVES 

“Home again, home again, jiggety jog.” My daddy always said this phrase from the old Mother Goose rhyme when we pulled into the driveway after a road trip. Even though I wasn’t gone long, I’m always glad to return, just … Continue reading

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ART, SCIENCE, AND THE UNIVERSE 

If anyone knows, THE UNIVERSE knows. Some folks can’t believe in a god or personal diety, but can attribute all the same attributes to the Universe. Others assign these powers to Fate or to Luck or Chance.  We’re all created … Continue reading

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WEEKEND WEATHER REPORT 

Welcome to the weekend! I’m drinking coffee on a rainy morning. Folks say if you don’t like the weather in Arkansas, wait a day or so. It’s going to be different, no matter what the weather gurus say.  Our sunny … Continue reading

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Food, Medicine and Time

Hippocrates was one smart dude. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” is this healer’s complete quote. He cared for the sick in Greece in the early 4th century BCE. Of course, he didn’t have access to … Continue reading

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WILD CORN DOGS

Warning! Don’t eat everything you find in nature! Just because a food is “natural ” doesn’t mean it’s good for you! These “wild corn dogs,” are actually cattail or bullrush plants, usually found growing near the banks of creeks, streams, … Continue reading

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Bare Cupboards 

This is the day I help relieve hunger in our city. Our church is located downtown, so we are at the heart of our community. A heart must feel and beat for the ones who live near it, not just … Continue reading

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