Monthly Archives: February 2020

To Think

Shortly after booting up the laptop this morning, its software began a “critical update”. This was unusual and unexpected, so my mind was thrown for a loop. My morning routine had been interrupted. My thoughts had been shifted away from … Continue reading

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Two-Handled Oldies …Floral Friday

It’s about time to feature a grouping of projects based on what originally inspired my interest in floral design, which, in turn, led to featuring Floral Fridays on the blog. Vintage porcelain vases have long fascinated me. Those from the early 20th century … Continue reading

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We live in dark times. The nation is going through a period of malaise with lots of infighting, intrigue, extremism, economic woes, narcissism, climate change, and Nazi’s marching in the streets. It’s easy to fall into the emotional blahs or … Continue reading

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Canned Food

My maternal grandmother was busily working over a large pot of boiling water that contained empty glass “Mason” jars. I asked why she was cooking empty jars. She answered that boiling water sterilized the jars so she could safely can … Continue reading

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Thinking About Exploration

One of my favorite quotes from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is, “Kids should be allowed to break stuff more often. That’s a consequence of exploration. Exploration is what you do when you don’t know what you’re doing.” What he’s saying … Continue reading

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Human Spirit

“Is human spirit what makes the ‘lights come on’ or is it what happens after the ‘lights come on’”? My friend Jonathan asked the question during our reunion this past weekend. My answer was that human spirit is what happens … Continue reading

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Vive La Différence

Several times during my adolescence I remember hearing teachers and advisors warn students about conformity. While it is wise to obey laws such as those for highway traffic and business transactions, it’s not always smart to play follow the leader. … Continue reading

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