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Day 323 – That’ll Do

“That’ll do, Donkey. That’ll do.” -Shrek It’s Fairy Tale Friday! What an amazing modern day fairy tale Shrek is. An ogre who finds true love with a princess who is beautiful on the inside. Shrek goes on quite an adventure all in the hopes of getting his quiet, lonely life back to normal and having […]

Day 316 – An Apple Carriage Awaits Midnight!

About a month ago I posed a question on my Facebook page asking people what their favorite fairy tale was because I was looking for ideas for The Daily Apple and I received some amazing suggestions. Initially I was thinking of doing a week of Fairy Tale Apples but I decided that I would go […]

Day 303 – An Experiment

Every great inspiration is but an experiment. – Charles Ives Lately on Saturdays I’ve been creating a “Saturday Apple” – an apple that is pretty but simply painted and that doesn’t include any post. It was a bit of a compromise with Doug because I was spending a lot of time on the weekends on […]

Day 285 – Affects of Effects

I’ve had a wonderful time in Maine! I loved being home and I was so lucky to spend so much time with everyone. The affect this visit has had on my mental state has been tremendous! I had hit a place in my project where I was feeling very burnt out and overwhelmed. By being […]

Day 201 – Bite Off More Than You Can Chew!

Bite off more than you can chew and then chew like hell. – Peter Brock This is the first Apple I’ve done with one bite out of it. Really – I’ve stayed away from that icon 🙂 Just because we’re making apples doesn’t mean we need anyone to associate us with “Apple” which is why I […]

Day 200 – Woo Hoo!

Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires – disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.  ~Bernie S. Siegel There are days when it feels like the air has been let out of my spiritual tires but I’ve been so lucky […]

Day 182 – I Will Walk Where There Is No Path

Six months ago my life changed drastically. At the time I was working as a software sales consultant. I would read business and strategy books for tips and to keep motivated but my career was unfulfilling and lacking so I picked up a book called Linchpin by Seth Godin – one of my favorite authors. […]

Day 141 – “Yeah, my back hurts too.”

Caution:  Rant ahead. If I could collect a dollar for every time I heard the statement, “Yeah, my back hurts too”  I’d have enough money to fund the entire HHS and CDC! Ok, that made me laugh. But the point is that this is what we, as people with Ankylosing Spondylitis, hear. If you think […]

Day 129 – Year of the Apple

I know, I know. It’s the Year of the Rabbit. The Chinese New Year was celebrated all over the world today although the official start was a few days ago. The Year of the Rabbit promises to be a year of peace, love, and family. The Apple is the Chinese symbol for peace so in […]

Day Ninety eight – Michael, Michael, Motorcycle!

Happy Birthday to my older brother Michael! We used to tease him endlessly by singing “Michael, Michael, Motorcyle.”  I guess in retrospect it was at least a cool motorcycle and not a “Michael, Michael, Micky Mouse” or “Michael, Michael, Mashed Banana.”  Here’s to you Michael  for putting up with your little sister all these years […]