Tag Archives: beauty


I met Gary’s wife Gertrude at the New Year’s Eve cocktail party. Gary is a passing acquaintance who sometimes grouses about his family life, but is otherwise a regular kind of guy. I had been led to expect his spouse’s … Continue reading

Posted in Contemplation, Hometown, Meanderings, philosophy | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Beauty And Ugliness

“Philosophy, in its simplest form, is the exploration of the beauty and ugliness of life.”–philosopher, physician, poet, and writer, Debasish Mridha Mridha’s quote came to mind yesterday afternoon while looking at the front yard and the street outside of the … Continue reading

Posted in cultural highlights, Hometown, Meanderings, philosophy, Wildlife | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments


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

Posted in Contemplation, Environment, Meanderings, philosophy | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Make Life Beautiful

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”–Friedrich Nietzsche The Nietzsche quote is striking simply because he wrote it. This highly intelligent and very intellectual philosopher, poet, composer, and philologist lived a dark life. He observed his … Continue reading

Posted in Contemplation, cultural highlights, Environment, Health, philosophy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment


A ray of sunshine was like a spotlight on one of the living room shelves. It glinted on both rivets on the binding of an old photo album. That was the cue to bring out the album to peruse it. … Continue reading

Posted in Contemplation, cultural highlights, Meanderings, philosophy, Youth | Tagged , | Leave a comment


“The lavish presentation appeals to me, and I’ve got to convince the others.”–Freddie Mercury The late, great Freddie Mercury was not alone in his love of fabulous presentations. Most of us appreciate the pomp and circumstance of a grand production. … Continue reading

Posted in Contemplation, cultural highlights, Entertainment, Hometown, Meanderings, philosophy, projects | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Simple Stoneware …Floral Friday

There’s a certain quality about good stoneware pottery that appeals to our instinctive connection to primal elements. Much stoneware pottery retains a rugged earthiness. Other forms of pottery are more refined in beauty. I like stoneware on those days that … Continue reading

Posted in art, Floral Arts, Hobbies, projects, Vintage Collectables | Tagged , , | 3 Comments