Monthly Archives: June 2012

Well, so much for truth

Today I was looking at the back of my studio door where a package of Cuffettes hangs. These are plastic sleeves that were created for women to wear to keep their sleeves or lower arms clean while working. The plastic … Continue reading

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For Doc

JB had his music playing way too loud this afternoon. But when I opened my studio door to ask him to lower it a bit, I realized it was Doc’s music that was playing. I stopped and sat on the … Continue reading

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Will wonders never cease?

xxxx xxxxxx May we live in interesting times. -Chinese Proverb

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Yesterday morning and last night

I received the following text from my son who is presently teaching English in Japan: A student wrote, “I cleaned my room last morning” and my JTE corrected it to “yesterday morning.” So then the student asked, why “last night” … Continue reading

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Stop Killing. Stop Violence. Stop Love.

Communication is always interpreted from the particular and unique perspective of the viewer/ receiver. If the beige car had not pulled in behind the white limo, I might never have thought to “Stop Love” as well. Even without intention, there … Continue reading

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“The Lives of the Heart” by Jane Hirshfield

Are ligneous, muscular, chemical. Wear birch-colored feathers, green tunnels of horse-tail reed. Wear calcified spirals, Fibonaccian spheres. Are edible; are glassy; are clay; blue schist. Can be burned as tallow, as coal, can be skinned for garnets, for shoes. Cast … Continue reading

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Solar-powered enlightenment

JB and I had looked for a Buddha for the garden for Father’s Day but were unable to find one we liked. We actually went out to a place where concrete garden sculptures are cast, but there were no Buddhas … Continue reading

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“We the People” ….. in pieces

In a metal workshop in Shanghai, the artist Danh Vo is in the process of having a full-scale copy of Bartholdi’s 1886 Statue of Liberty recreated. However, the intention is that the pieces will not be connected together, but will … Continue reading

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Steep, strain, infuse

We were in Chinatown a few days ago and wandering into a tea and gift shop I was amazed at how empowered I felt by the potential for cure for any ill that could befall me or any of my … Continue reading

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Solstice in Door County

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