Tag Archives: words

true red

One of the jobs I’ve always wanted is color namer.  Somebody has to name all those hipster clothing colors, all those hundreds and thousands of nearly identical paint colors on those little chip cards, and especially the ever-cool names of … Continue reading

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rose gold is real

For anyone who gets mildly annoyed by trends in color, and perhaps gets even more annoyed with “rose gold” everything, saying “rose gold” is an artificial concept … I recommend a walk through a garden of faded hydrangeas on a … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number 20

Meet Claw: a masked and mysterious lupine hero.  Claw is the opposite of a “real” werewolf– their* character design is based on a Halloween costume.  Think of a high quality wolfman body suit, trimmed with real fur, with glove and … Continue reading

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in the catbird seat, or the mystery bird uncovered

It all started earlier this summer when I saw an unfamiliar grey bird under the bird feeder in my next door neighbors’ front yard.  Now, I have been living in this house for 27 years this week, and have been … Continue reading

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hulk poem onion

(The Incredible Hulk is in my kitchen, making caramelized onions and writing poetry.) Hulk magic skillet:  Onions disappear, make brown taste delicious. Hulk learn new word today: umami.

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fifty superheroes: number twelve

The twelfth* of the fifty superheroes is the mighty Man-O-Taur.  And I have mixed feelings about him.  Not about the drawing, which I quite like (doing the whole thing with the scritchy-scratchy pen is always a fun technique) nor about … Continue reading

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on the naming of trees

Here in the US Midwest, this tall, fast growing tree with its distinctive leaves is a familiar presence in residential landscapes in almost every suburb and small town. Its common name is “tulip tree,” but you have to be paying … Continue reading

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jack in the pulpit (two stages)

Two Jacks-in-the-Pulpit* at different stages of development, side by side at the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation last weekend. *Jack-in-the Pulpits?  I am unsure of the correct plural, so I used the one I thought looked cooler. (For camera geeks: … Continue reading

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yesterday in football talk

It’s no secret around here that we love the football.  Not the American gridiron kind that’s becoming more and more problematic to support with every year that passes, but the original kind as played by folks in short pants and … Continue reading

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creative plurals in floral

Those lovely tropical orchard’s– so exotic.

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