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Something you need to listen to

Because it’s beautiful and heartbreaking and important for the current moment.

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New potential obsession

This will worry my family and friends slap to death, as we used to say in the South. I’ve always been intrigued by miniatures, especially miniature furniture in miniature houses. There used to be at least a couple of dollhouse … Continue reading

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Sicilian preview

A couple of years ago, I had the privilege of spending a glorious art- and food-filled week in Sicily. The genius behind the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School, Fabrizia herself, runs courses in all kinds of things, including the art … Continue reading

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The hilarity of sleep disorders–NOT

Those of you who know me IRL will know that I have had a close relationship with insomnia for most of my life–and, for a few years long ago, with sleepwalking. The insomnia was also a major feature of LIFE … Continue reading

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I always dreamed of books falling from the sky

And now it’s finally happening. Let’s hear it for librarian Kelly Passek. Some people are not taking no for an answer these days.

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Why you must always read the post, not just the title!

My post yesterday brought some interesting responses, most of them wildly complimentary of my painting! So I need to correct this. I am a casual painter. I dabble. I am an amateur. This is why I am taking a watercolor … Continue reading

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Watercolor and other pandemic fun!

Today’s entry must be brief, as I am far behind with many things. The pandemic has had its pleasures, has it not? Like Zoom classes and falling down YouTube rabbit holes and OH LORDY Netflix and Hulu and Disney Plus … Continue reading

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Getting antsy

It’s been raining for days. I shouldn’t complain, as we have had the most glorious spring while in lockdown. And my plants and flowers and herbs need the rain. But I am tired of wet and gray and there is … Continue reading

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After the era of working in pajamas

H/t to friend Alice for pointing me to this interesting article about post-pandemic fashion. I love the idea that we are going to need some “Eccentric clothes, romantic clothes.” I’m in for eccentric. Which I know is going to worry … Continue reading

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D-Day, 76 years on

There were only virtual celebrations of D-Day in France this year. But in-person visits are not necessary–we all can, and must, remember. I was so struck by the photos that a former Navy photographer, Harry B. Kidd, of Kensington, Maryland, … Continue reading

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