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Happy Thanksgiving! I made you all the traditional Thanksgiving gift, a handprint turkey. Or as traditional as you can get without the proper materials, which are construction paper, crayons, and white glue. I have the last two but not the … Continue reading
Today, as Thanksgiving* approaches, I accompanied a friend to a local grocery store. (She needed somebody to push the second cart and I needed something to do to avoid cleaning out the studio. Also, she bought me a giant coffee.) … Continue reading
(This story is illustrated with photographs of a restaurant placemat at the end of a meal. While good faith attempts were made to crop out anything unsavory, if grease marks, crumbs, and wet plate rings offend you, please consider yourself … Continue reading
If monogram is the right word– all of the letters and numbers are contained in this symbol. (A quick search will find the image as an animated gif which will show you how to find the characters, if you want … Continue reading
Posting early for you car lovers out there who may want to waste some time today looking at some pretty good snapshots of a whole lot of beautiful and unusual automobiles. (Just a sample. Love those old Toyota Crowns.) … Continue reading
There’s a crazy day, and then there’s a Josephine Baker crazy day. I guess that would be one that’s beautiful, intelligent and elegant as well. Here’s wishing you had one today. (If you’ve never met Ms. Baker, one of history’s … Continue reading
A drive across Indiana on a dusty dry October day offers a through-the-windshield glimpse of the popcorn harvest in action. Indiana is the second largest producer of that lively grain in the US, after Nebraska, and gourmet popcorn is one … Continue reading
These casts hang in a classroom, where they are intended to help students learn to sculpt. The face is that of Michelangelo’s “David”, representing, we are told, perfect human proportions. (I’m not so sure. ) Whether the hypothetical perfect ear … Continue reading
Good night, Night Vale. Good night.