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The Desk

I get up very early each morning, prepare coffee, and orient my consciousness at the desk in the music room. The obsolete Toshiba laptop takes several minutes to boot up. While it goes about its own morning routine, I make … Continue reading

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Mental Balance And The Capitol Building

I’ve long had a curiosity about the differences between subjectivity and objectivity. I’ve had an innate need to understand the mind and how it interfaces with material objects. Looking within, I analyze the perception I have about the synergy of … 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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Old Round Ceramics …Floral Friday

Domestic wares from the 1930s and 1940s satisfy a warm nostalgia about my boyhood years. My paternal grandmother used such pieces as “everyday” place settings and serving containers. She had settings of Homer Laughlin “Harlequin”–the fancier, Art Deco version of … Continue reading

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Such A Messy Desk

Somebody, somewhere once said, “The state of the desk tells a lot about the owner’s mind.” If that is true, I need to do a lot of mental decluttering. Right now, my desk is a combination work-space and comfortable cocoon. … Continue reading

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Palmetto Leaves …Floral Friday

Mother Nature did Art Deco long before the 1920s. One of her most deco expressions must be the saw palmetto leaf. Its fetching design is beautiful fresh or dried. Palmetto leaves enhance the atmosphere of whatever room they are displayed. … Continue reading

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The Nebraska Blue Print: Some Back Issues

When you drive towards Lincoln, Nebraska from the East, West, or North, the first feature you see is the tower of the state capitol building.  By city ordinance, no building can be taller than this structure. If you decide to … Continue reading

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