Daily Archives: September 17, 2014




Custom Keirsey Temperament Report for: Stacy A.

“Artisan’s  believe that variety is the spice of life, and that doing things that aren’t fun or exciting is a waste of time.” 


Stacy, your Keirsey Temperament Sorter Results indicates that your personality type is that of the

Artisans are the temperament with a natural ability to excel in any of the arts, not only the fine arts such as painting and sculpting, or the performing arts such as music, theater, and dance, but also the athletic, political, mechanical, and industrial arts, as well as the “art of the deal” in business.  Money making skills come easily, but  contain elements of unique creativity.

Artisans are not big on fantasy and feel most at home in the real world of solid objects that can be made and manipulated, and of real-life events that can be experienced in the here and now. Artisans have exceptionally keen senses. They seem right at home with tools, instruments, and vehicles of all kinds, but also as comfortable in high powered business environments.   Their actions are usually aimed at getting them where they want to go, and as quickly as possible. Thus Artisans will strike off boldly down roads that others might consider risky or impossible, doing whatever it takes, rules or no rules, to accomplish their goals. This devil-may-care attitude also gives the Artisans a winning way with people, and they are often irresistibly charming with family, friends, and co-workers.

Artisans want to be where the action is; they seek out adventure and show a constant hunger for pleasure and stimulation. They believe that variety is the spice of life, and that doing things that aren’t fun or exciting is a waste of time. Artisans are impulsive, remarkably adaptable, competitive, and believe the next throw of the dice will be the lucky one. They can also be generous to a fault, always ready to share with their friends from the bounty of life. Above all, Artisans need to be free to do what they wish, when they wish. They resist being tied or bound or confined or obligated; they would rather not wait, or save, or store, or live for tomorrow. In the Artisan view, today must be enjoyed, for tomorrow may never come.

There are many Artisans, perhaps 30 to 35 percent of the population, which is good, because they create much of the beauty, grace, fun, and excitement the rest of us enjoy in life.

Your heightened aesthetic sense can lead you to craft and perfect whatever work you take on. As a result, in your ideal job you would likely have the freedom to gather observations, collections of facts, and sets of skills in order to do your work. You can be thrilled when you slip through a window of strategic opportunity that colleagues or the competition haven’t yet seen.

Happy Birthday Maya Moreno Craig Cochran!



Dearest Maya,

Happy 18th birthday!  I hope you go into New York today and see something marvelous, or that you spend the day doing something else worthy of your awesomeness.

Wow!  You grew up fast!  This photo was taken at the Boston airport right before (or after?) you turned 2.  You and your mom had flown out to Massachusetts to stay with us, and it was one of the best, most memorable visits of my life. This was our last hug before you got on the plane.

Today, you turn 18.  Soon, you will be off to Europe and all the fun and adventures that await you there. I hope all your dreams about that move will come true.   Regardless of where you go or what you do,  you will always be our sweet little Maya.  We are tremendously proud of you and love you more than words can say.

Thank you for being a part of our lives.  We think of you every single day, and wish you all the best on the East Coast for now, and in Europe later.  The Pacific NW will never be the same without you.

Happy, happy birthday, you darling person.  You’re the best….the very best.  We are so proud of you.

With all our love forever.  And ever.

J-E-L-L-Oh NO!



This morning, I saw an add for a type of frosted breakfast square cereal.  The ad showed the unfrosted side and said, “Nutrition on the outside…” and then it had a picture of the other side, which was sprinkled with sugar, and it said, “Party on the other side,” or words to that affect.  Do parents that buy this crap take into consideration the fact that all that sugar pretty much cancels out any nutritional value this stuff has?  Furthermore, the thing that causes the sugar to stick to the cereal is gelatin.  Do they know what gelatin is?!  After a cow or pig is (violently) killed, the leftover bones, skin, connective tissue and hooves are boiled down into a clear, tasteless, jelly like solid.  Yuck.  You want that on your CEREAL?!

bones Even if you eat meat, you can’t pretend that this sounds yummy. It’s disgusting.  Gelatin is usually found in marshmallows, jello, pudding, vitamin/ pill capsules, gummy candies, ice cream, processed meats, yogurt, frosted cereals and much much more.

jello HOW TO AVOID- Avoiding gelatin is as simple as reading labels.