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Here Comes Claus in Old Town Scottsdale

My daughter visited over the Thanksgiving Holiday, and like any good mother I brought her to Old Town Scottsdale for an afternoon.

As she was in a store, I stepped outside following my ears.  I was hearing something which sounded like Christmas singing, guitar playing and a horse neighing.  An odd combination, or so I thought.  Until I saw it, yep, you guessed it, I’m sure … Cowboy Claus.

This got me thinking, as it often does about non-traditional jobs.  Work one creates out of a passion and a calling.  His style is similar to Sister Wendy’s style who gave my entrepreneurial drive juice for many years.  I would catch myself saying something like “if Sister Wendy can be an art critic with a large following, then I can design my life to work for me.”

Yes, I could watch Sister Wendy for hours, as many do.  She sells videos, books and her popular show is seen on PBS.  Sister Wendy is a contemplative.  She works two hours a day and the remainder of her day is in quiet repose and prayer.  According to the PBS site, she lives in a trailer on the grounds of a Carmelite monastery.

As I recreate my own life, my ideas of my country and world, I will begin with passion and a grateful heart to the Cowboy Claus and Sister Wendy’s of the world.

Happy Holidays,


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