Monthly Archives: August 2022


An architect friend has often opined about application of aesthetics in his line of work. Randal believes that building design is all about the unity of form and function. A building should prioritise its present and anticipated future functions. The … Continue reading

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Be Kind To Humankind Week

While observing construction workers going about their tasks on the river front urban renewal improvement project near my home, some philosophical thoughts passed through my brain. First and foremost was the fact that one day all of us have a … Continue reading

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During my habitual Sunday afternoon reminiscing, I reflected about my late friend and how he lived his life. I first met Charlie before he closed down his small, downtown clock and watch repair business. He always exchanged pleasantries with his … Continue reading

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See Yourself

I stumbled across the old, informal portrait last week while culling duplicate photographs and postcards from an archive box. The portrait was shot by my ex boyfriend during a short vacation to South Dakota. He was astonished that I had … Continue reading

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Guardian Gremlin?

Jonathan quipped that my guardian angel must be a gremlin. My friend said this after a semi-truck swerved halfway into my traffic lane on a rural two-lane highway. Aside from a tree narrowly missing my house last month; and this … Continue reading

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Milk Glass …Floral Friday

This week’s featured containers are three hobnail milk glass vases created by Fenton Art Glass Company. These popular collectables feature traditional styling cues and solid American craftsmanship. Fenton milk glass is still widely available at antiques stores, second-hand shops, and … Continue reading

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About Slogans

While going through an old cigar box full of keys, keychains, wooden nickles, and tiny whatnots, I came across some vintage presidential campaign buttons from both political parties my father had collected through the years. There were three “I Like … Continue reading

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