Handmade Tales - Automation has made it possible to produce so many objects — from bread to shoes — without the intervention of human hands (assuming that pressing a button doesn’t count). What things do you still prefer in their traditional, handmade version? Most things we use in the course of regular life are not handmade. … Continue reading ONE-OF-A-KIND
Flowers from a local garden built to resemble a medieval garden, divided into sections by gravel pathways. It has a stone wall around it, low enough to easily step over or sit on it, like a bench. It has a small stone fountain in the center.
Share Your World – 2014 Week 30 List 2 things you have to be happy about. Against all odds and despite one of the world's epic runs of bad luck, we're still here. And we look pretty good. I wouldn't have put money on it, but so far, so good. Friends. We have friends, alive and about as … Continue reading SHARING MY WORLD, WEEK 30 — ONCE MORE INTO THE BREACH
190 Days Later - Back on January 21st, we asked you to predict what day #211 would be like. Well, July 30th is that day — how have your predictions held up so far? If you didn’t reply to the prompt at the time, is this year turning out to be as you’d expected? I checked … Continue reading STILL HERE, STILL BREATHING
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Earth or the Harvest Season I do so love the autumn. From the crisp smell in the air, to the amber color of the sun, to the huge harvest moon as it hangs over us. I wait every year for autumn to come and mourn its departure. It is never long enough. … Continue reading SING A SONG OF HARVEST HOME
Three Bad Men: John Ford, John Wayne, Ward Bond by Scott Allen Nollen As big a fan of these three men as I am, there is a level of revisionist history that is impossible for me to accept. I had to stop reading the book. At least for a while. It's a temporary interruption I'm … Continue reading REVISIONIST HISTORY AND RACISM – GARRY ARMSTRONG
Back to Life - After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again? It's all the fault of the damned Chrono-Guard. They keep messing around with my life's timeline. Good grief, how in the world can I be back … Continue reading TIME WHORES AND THEIR DAMNED GAMES