Monthly Archives: December 2020

At The Last Minute

Last Christmas Eve, a friend invited our friends group to his apartment for a casual, potluck, holiday social gathering. As we settled into the living room, the host nervously excused himself. We heard boxes being dropped and paper crinkling in … Continue reading

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Human Light

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”–author of the novel Dracula, Bram Stoker The quote is from the novel’s character, Dr. Van Helsing who is investigating … Continue reading

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Thoughts In Silence

A light fog had enveloped the neighborhood. There were cones of bluish light beneath the LED streetlights along the street. Within this vapor, every sound was muffled. There is a certain quality of silence with foggy air. When the fog … Continue reading

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Solstice Today!

“The fiercest blizzard begins with a single snowflake.” My friend Jonathan jokingly twisted the famous saying from the Tao te Ching: “A journey of a thousand li starts beneath one’s feet.” My young pal said the clever pun on December … Continue reading

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While seated on the porch step waiting for Orange the cat to arrive, I became entranced by the sparkling frost on the lawn. The slightest head tilts caused hundreds of tiny reflections to shift. I was so mesmerized that I … Continue reading

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Human Rights Month

The cry for equal rights is an alarm signal that draws attention to the unfairness in society. The most vital right is the the ethical responsibility to treat all citizens equally in all matters. This value is simple on the … Continue reading

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Planter Bowls …Floral Friday

Today’s projects hearken to three different emotional directions: contemplative, whimsical, and nostalgic. I built them up from implied feelings about their accompanying prop objects. The small, extended-wings blue jay figurine appears to be alighting onto a branch to rest. The … Continue reading

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