Tag Archives: writers and artists

alan rickman 2

As I’ve been reading the tributes to Alan Rickman which fill the internet (and which range from the sublime to the delightfully ridiculous), I found the answer to the question I hadn’t thought to ask.  Namely, did the artist who … Continue reading

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alan rickman

This is shaping up to be a sad week, with the news this morning of the death of one of my very favorite actors, Alan Rickman.  This is a tremendous loss. Mr. Rickman’s obvious intelligence, his physical presence, his beautiful, … Continue reading

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the disappearing blogger

I’ll be back to my own imaginary town where the fall winds blow and the burning bushes glow against the storm blue sky and dire corgis lurk in every corner. Eventually.

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we’ll always have josephine baker

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

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the new double garage, day 1- beautiful boards

These are some of the “art shots” I took yesterday of our partially finished garage in the fading light of an October afternoon, after the builders left. There’s no great architectural complexity in this utilitarian little structure, but there’s something … Continue reading

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spider time: post 1

Spider Time epigraph and fragments of an introduction “Au milieu de l’hiver, j’apprenais enfin qu’il y avait en moi un été invincible.” Albert Camus “Rétour à Tipasa” 1952 The working title of this story has as much to do with … Continue reading

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porch yarn

A friend of mine is back from a trip that included a yarn dyeing workshop.  We looked at her finished yarn on the porch.

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home from space

No, not outer space– SPACE, as in the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo, that dandy convention put on annually in Columbus, Ohio by Bob Corby and a cast of dedicated workers. Bob outdid himself this year, coming up with … Continue reading

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what is a wolpertinger?

Apparently it is a Bavarian cousin of the the familar American jackalope, adding to the body of a hare (or jackrabbit) and the antlers of a deer, the wings of a pheasant.  Also, they sometimes have fangs.  Like the jackalope, … Continue reading

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earwigs and phil hartman

I just opened the front door to bring in the mail, and there was a giant, disgusting earwig in the mailbox. And that made me think of Troy McClure, and of how we may remember him from such other nature … Continue reading

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