Posted 6/3/2020: To say I felt isolated Tuesday would be an understatement. It wasn’t until late in the day that I saw all of the #BlackOutTuesday social media. I haven’t wanted to be online much, yesterday especially. While I searched for something to say, I was at a loss. All I can muster is this: Listen. […]

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Democracy at work

liberty,freedom/Michele Bedigian

Spent the day in the city and it was not too surprising how much energy was vibrating from corner to corner. Strangers emotionally debating about the course of the election eager to predict their candidate of choice would win. We’re just a few hours away from the decision. Regardless of the outcome, I pray tonight our […]

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Boom, Boom, Boom!

As my daughter fell asleep in my lap and the finale just about to begin, we stared into the sky and were bombarded with what seemed to take forever. The symphony of explosions took shape and brought about a close to this years 4th of July festivities, even if it was the 3rd. Everyone had their ratings—biggest, highest, loudest, […]

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American rhythm

The American dream is about spirit, envisioning possibilities and the freedom to reach for them. Above is a drawing of the Main Street Philharmonic in WDW…where so many dreams have begun. Hope you all had a peaceful and memorable weekend. – Michele Bedigian INDEPENDENCE DAY In the year of 1776 That paper was decreed – They were tired […]

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“This year, the first day of Chanukah coincided with American Thanksgiving, the day many of us here in the United States got together to celebrate and express gratitude for our friends, family, and blessings. The last time these two dates coincided was in 1888, and the next will not be for another 79,043 years! Traditionally, […]

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A small drawing I had done on location while watching this adorable kid eagerly wait (with ohhhh…such anticipation!) for the Electric Light Parade to arrive down Main Street. Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  Amen to […]

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I’ve always wanted to be a soldier.  It’s been a desire of mine since I was a boy.  I can’t say I can pin point why, but I know I would have made a great soldier.  I think it takes a special heart to become a soldier.  I thank every military man and woman that […]

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas or Christmas Day is a holiday observed generally on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. The date is not known to be the actual birthday of Jesus, and may have initially been chosen to correspond with either the day exactly nine months after some early Christians believed […]

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Prairie still life

I have always loved anything Americana (revealing, of course, my origin from outside, where the myth shines more enticingly. This is a still life composed of some farm life essentials--bales of cloth, an iron, soapflakes, and a vessel that looks like it might have been doubling as an umbrella-stand and door-holder for ninety years before [...]View post →