Category Archives: other stuff

little lambs

Whether your fleece is white as snow or you’re the black sheep of the family, here’s hoping you had a good Easter or Passover, or that you enjoyed whatever you did to celebrate the fact that one of the worst … Continue reading

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two lists, for a total of nine items

Five things found under the stove when we moved it to install a new heating element: a tablespoon a dinner knife a large wooden spoon with a long handle the bottom part of a broiler pan a Christmas cookie (undecorated) … Continue reading

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dual rants (photography, large corporations, and the use of language)

It’s two, two, two rants in one! a) I was, as I so often am, shopping at the local big box store (this would be the one with the logo featuring concentric circles)  and the friend I was shopping with … Continue reading

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skylancer and mai tai

That sounds like a low rent team up comic:  “Skylancer and Mai Tai in: Secrets Prowl the Old Bazaar”.  Better put that in the notebook. Jack or Iowa or Mr. Spit could be reading a Skylancer and Mai Tai comic … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday — how to identify a cartoonist

A cartoonist is the person who, when she sees this beautiful historic photograph,her first thought is “Cute bag! I could put my sketchbook and my camera in the main compartment and my pencil case in the front pocket and there’s … Continue reading

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a small antiquity

Went in to a Walgreen’s this afternoon to buy a few personal necessities, and was surprised and pleased to get a well worn “wheat penny” in my change. And then I turned it over, as one does, to try to read … Continue reading

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antelopia

Enter Antelopia with another image from the new phone camera.  There are places in the world where it is probably common to capture two sorts of antelope in one snapshot, but Northern Indiana is not usually one of them.  And … Continue reading

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communist flower arrangements– at sea

Today brought an instant, intense fascination with the Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01, currently searching the South Indian Ocean for the black box from the missing Malaysian airliner.  She’s a pretty thing, large and graceful with a shining white hull … Continue reading

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at the movies: captain america: the winter soldier

I had been looking forward to Winter Soldier for a long time, went to see it on opening day, and was most relieved not to be disappointed. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is my number one fangirl guilty pleasure, but the … Continue reading

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proof of concept

Two concepts, really.  One is the smartphone as a blogging platform, the other is spring.  I had some  hope of eventually getting a smartphone, but most of the way through this winter I was pretty sure we were never going … Continue reading

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