Tag Archives: words

is there any other kind?

Eagle eyed reader Meg sends this photograph of a classic toy for sale at a local emporium.  Funny, but I always thought the name of the thing was enough of a hint …New vehicle prices have sure gone up, but … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: frolicsome dragon

This little Chinese dragon from the Tang Dynasty is frolicking like nobody’s business.  But he still looks pretty fierce while he’s doing it.   Dragon frolics are serious business. (Frolic is an odd word.  Google and my blogging software’s spellcheck both … Continue reading

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who controls the conservatory?

While I was carrying my camera through the Lincoln Park Zoo last week, I found this scene in the Conservatory.I don’t know what delicate controls are behind that once-green- painted wheel, but the palm tree seems pretty determined to get … Continue reading

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some words that start with the letter Q

I happened to be riding in the car with a friend of mine today, and he told his fellow passengers that at school this week their class had made a list of a hundred words that began with the letter … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 128: a shark in a swimsuit

As our British friends say this is “exactly what it it says on the tin”: a drawing of a shark in a swimsuit.  A Certain Person says it does not look very much like a shark, but more like a … Continue reading

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popular plant fibers around the world

Here in the file of Things I’m Saving Because There Might Be A Blog Post In Them is the tag off a “TEKLA” dish towel from Ikea.  That’s the thin white one with the red stripe, the one that’s so … Continue reading

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cartoon photographers for photokina

Laid up today with a nasty later summer cold, and Photokina opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany.  So I was able to while away my congested and headachy morning reading all the new camera announcements on the Internet. I saved thousands … Continue reading

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bokeh. whatever that is, we’ve got it. i think.

When I returned to more or less serious (kinda sorta) photography last year after a six year hiatus, I expected that I would find that things had changed.  Up until I gave up taking pictures– temporarily, it turned out– I … Continue reading

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i’m going to make a font out of my hand lettering–any advice or suggestions?

I’ve decided I’m finally going to make a computer font out of my hand lettering. Several fonts, actually, I hope: one of all caps, one of bolded all caps, and one of my upper and lower case printing, all of … Continue reading

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in the interest of public safety

“Closed”.  That’s one word for it.  We would also accept “non existent”.  “Not there” works too. (Bloggers are among the few who will miss the Great Neighborhood Storm Sewer Diggings of 2014.  Even the very last stages are full of … Continue reading

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