Welcome back, DiversiPro!

We are pleased to be once again associated with this Festival that profiles artists.

Spirit of the Hills

Spirit of the Hills is delighted that DiversiPro Inc. has returned as a sponsor of the Festival of the Arts.

CEO and Founder, Hamlin Grange  says his company strongly believes that the arts should be celebrated and supported.

“It’s through the arts that we learn the stories of people and communities,” he says.

Blog Photo - FOTA Sponsor DiversiPro - Hamlin Grange photo 1

He noted the growth of the festival and how proud his company is to support it.

“I hope it will be even more exciting this year, and I expect to see more artists and a greater diversity in genres and artists. I’m hoping people will come out and support  this festival that is right in their own backyard.  You don’t have to go to the big city to be exposed to excellent artists, whether their art is visual, literary, performance, or other. They are right here.”

Blog Photo - FOTA San Murata Jazz Violinist Jazz violinist and painter San Murata will be at FOTA 2019

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Late-Night Thoughts

Many people have trouble sleeping; apparently about one third of the population. I suspect I’m among the “one-third.” I call it EMA -early morning anxiety. For me that moment of full awakeness occurs like clockwork just before 3 a.m. At that time, my head is full of thoughts; things I need to do, things I should have done, things I’d like to do. Maybe I’ve been working on a project or a major speech and I awake with (at least in my opinion) profound and wise thoughts. I always promise to remember those great thoughts but when I go to retrieve them later that day they are gone. All that remains is a slight memory they they were ever there.
It wasn’t that long ago that the state of wakefulness, or second sleep, was quite normal. In fact, some of our most productive time is in between sleeps.
So next time you can’t sleep, get out of bed, read a book or, like writer Cynthia Reyes, put pen to paper (please stay away from the computer screen). Here are Cynthia’s Late Night Thoughts:

Cynthia Reyes

Dear Friends: With a new book out in January of all months, I’m delinquent in both my updates and following. I read at least 10 blog posts a day, but it’s not always enough.

For now, I thought I’d share some of my late-night thoughts, written over several years.

Privileges

Stopping to acknowledge our privileges, no matter how small — and giving thanks for them — allows us to dwell in the realm of the positive instead of rushing headlong into solving the next problem, or worrying about it.

Hidden Beauty

When the leaves fall, we suddenly see all kinds of things that were hidden. One morning I woke up and looked through the window, and there was our stream, rushing and sparkling through the woods.

Memory

On many days, my near-past was a distant planet. It twinkled against the impenetrable darkness of what should have been memory.

Extremists

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