Monthly Archives: April 2012

Being alive.

I  made a pair of earrings today. Not repaired, made. I have not made new jewelry in almost a year. A year ago, I was prolific enough I considered selling my work on more than an ad hoc basis.  Then … Continue reading

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Aunt Tessie might like this….

…remember, the one who sends you all the emails, whom you then have to reply to with “Check Snopes before sending me this stuff,” and who still sends them to you anyway? She might like this story from Cracked.com,  “Five … Continue reading

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This is disturbing.

A  flash drive disguised as a tampon.

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A rose by any other name…

I am restless, at least when I am not zombified.*  I keep thinking I should change the name of the blog.  Broadway songs and their lyrics offer a lot of options, for both blog titles and subtitles: “All That Jazz” … Continue reading

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Love.

Love is giving a gift that you know someone will love, even though you really don’t, and even though you know that you will regret it.  Soon, and for a long time. The Rocket Scientist loves me.

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Happy Birthday, Mom.

My mom turned eighty-five today. She was born in 1927 in Sarasota, Florida.  For most of those eighty-five years, she has lived in Florida, in Sarasota, or, later in life, in St. Petersburg.  In that, she follows a long line … Continue reading

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Factual accuracy in small things matters too.

Dear Ken Burns, Astroturf was named after the Astrodome.  It was NOT invented for the Astrodome. It was renamed after it was installed in the Astrodome Its first installation was at a school in Providence, Rhode Island. Get it right. … Continue reading

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