Author Archives: swabby429

About swabby429

An eclectic guy who likes to observe the world around him and comment about those observations.

Being Frugal

I have been planning a somewhat major purchase this month, but the price has increased beyond what had been set aside for it so I’ll just make do with the small appliance I already own. There have been a few … Continue reading

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Carried Away

“No tempest or conflagration, however great, is harder to quell than mob carried away by the novelty of power.”–Marcus Tullius Cicero In some figurative sense, human beings can behave like grasshoppers. When we’re alone or with a small group of … Continue reading

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Thrift Store Day

I’ve been packing boxes with “gently used” stuff that has been accumlating around the house. I’ll place them in the car and bring them to a couple of thrift stores. I divide them between an independent and Goodwill. The independent … Continue reading

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Personal Transformation

If we are tuned into our intuition, we may have an inkling that something major is about to occur. We have a sense that we need to make plans to minimize the damage that will likely happen. Even if our … Continue reading

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“Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness.”–popular actor and singer, Ricky Martin The Carlo Wostry painting of Ludwig van Beethoven is my favorite depiction of a classical music … Continue reading

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August Still-Life Practice …Floral Friday

This week’s trio of arrangements came about by wanting to pair a few knick-knacks with a few special floral containers. I wanted every aspect to reflect simplicity. The three projects had to include a small amount of whimsy. The terra … Continue reading

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‘Tis Arrrgust, It Is

“In an honest service there is thin commons, low wages, and hard labor; in this {piracy}, plenty and satiety, pleasure and ease, liberty and power.”–Bartholomew ‘Black Bart’ Roberts Shiver me timbers! I finally got around to noticing it’s Arrrgust. The … Continue reading

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