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Eggs on Easter Day

When you have no children at Easter… invite undergrads.  If you promise them food, they will dye eggs with you and pretend they don’t think you’re crazy. After a few minutes, they’ll start to experiment with colors and techniques.  More dye? Colored pencils? Do you have a white crayon? In the end, they’ll enjoy themselves. […]

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I’ve been astonished by the number of fairy tales for adults that have appeared lately on the big screen, or even the small one, and I’ve realized that I’d enjoy writing about them occasionally.  So here we have it: my first blog series.  You, dear reader, are in at the beginning. I almost missed this […]

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Emerging

I’ve been gone a long time.  It’s been a busy year for us, what with moving to a new state and starting new jobs.  Also, we have had a bit of this: and a bit of that: Our lives have been too full to share here.  But as signs of spring begin to show themselves […]

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Crimes of “Passion”

I know I’ve been away for a while, and I’ll talk about that later – probably – but for now I am gripped by something more important.  Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day.  What compels my wandering attention? Is it the pressure this holiday puts on single people, forcing them to confront their sad and lonely solitary […]

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Where We’re At

I mean it, too!

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Not-My-Kitchen-Makeover

I can’t show you photos of my kitchen right now.  Oh, it’s BETTER — but it’s not ready for its close-up yet.  I need some more storage solutions and I want to paint. And what do you do when you want to paint, but it isn’t quite time yet?  You go paint for someone else! […]

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Why I Am Not Posting Right Now

I feel that this is a sufficient explanation, isn’t it? We’ve been here a week, and we’re making progress on all fronts.  Semi-regular posting will resume as soon as I can see my new kitchen counters!

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We went to our first auction this past weekend.  Now, we are about to move: the last thing we need is anything else to pack.  We went out of curiosity, really.  I’d seen a rather desperate-seeming ad for a last-minute house-clearance auction to be held in our neighborhood. We went with our friends J and […]

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This is what I’m working on this week: The paint is ASCP Emperor’s Silk.  I won’t tell you what the piece is!  But I have to finish it before we move, because it can’t come with us (alas!) so stay tuned…

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Firstly, do not buy a dining set without taking your partner along.  You will need his help, if not his advice. Secondly, do not buy a dining set while your large puppy is with you.  He will make it harder to get the chairs in the car.  He might run around the yard.  He might […]

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