Brilliant pots of paint stretch out before me. My brushes and I are ready for a weekend of painting. Stewart Cubley is our instructor and founder of “The Painting Experience.” He is a gentle guide. Unlike most painting classes, this is a meditative journey. It brings us into the present moment. As his website says:

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Don and I celebrated our 58th wedding anniversary in October at a favorite restaurant. The waiter asks us for the wisdom we have learned over these almost six decades of marriage. The waiter is about to become engaged. He stops and listens intently. We answer him with things that we find important. If I had

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