Author: Fred Swan

A Powerful Tool That Can Change Your Life

As fall begins and many of us start to consider changes we could make in our lives,  things we could learn, redo, makeover – start – I’d like to revisit the subject of a blog...

The Afterlife, A Book Excerpt

Excerpt from Parentheses, A Memoir by Fredrick Swan “Journal entry: October 15, 2013 Late Saturday. Art show at People’s Gallery tonight. Colder mornings but still warm enough to sit outside in the afternoon. In...

Events

The premier Issue of the AIR Gallery, an online magazine to present art, local artists and to encourage creativity opens with the show “Harvest – A Gathering of New Work.”  click here Shows  October...

Old Bowls, Bacon and Butternut Squash

This easy to make autumn soup is served best in old bowls with a slice of crisp bacon leaned on the side. Dig out your mother’s or your grandmother’s soup bowls, the ones that...

The Tough People In Our Lives

The summer – in addition to its magic – can also bring us together with people who elicit our negative feelings.  With so many family gatherings and social functions ahead, and with the summer...

Fragile Things

My wife and I live in a house filled with stuff, all of it seemingly important at the time we acquired it. We have new stuff, inherited stuff, had-to-have stuff, old stuff and stuff...

The Beauty of Being Lucky

A tribute to Lucky May 2005 – December 2016 He stood by us through so many of our challenges. Asked so little. Gave so much. Forever in our hearts. Present now as spirit. Gratitude.

A Case For Maintaining A Little Clutter

As Spring approaches  I hear a great many commitments being made in the realms of  cleaning out, getting rid of, and starting fresh. There is large display cabinet that stands guard at the bottom of...