I lost a good friend about two months ago. We met 35 years ago in Italy and remained friends ever since. By happy coincidence my teaching jobs occasionally took me places near where Mark lived and we got a chance to catch up on each other's lives more often than we could have otherwise. I … Continue reading In Honor of Mark
One of my best friends just retired. She stopped wearing a wristwatch. I would go insane without a watch. In fact, I am. My watch still works, but the "thingy" that holds the strap against itself after you buckle it cracked and fell off. A new watch band is out of the question as the … Continue reading I’m Too Stupid To Own This Watch
First a little quilting lesson. There are two kinds of threads. Actually, there are way more than that, but in terms of how they unfurl off the spool, there are basically two kinds: the ones where the spool goes up and down and the ones where the spool goes side to side. Since I'm using some highly … Continue reading Thread Lifter Lifts Spirits…and MORE!
Trying something new.... Click the little arrow for an audio message. I won't do this all the time, but what do you think? (Comment below please.) Get my blog delivered to you via email, or read it online. (By the way, if you like me here, please "like me" on Facebook too, then we can … Continue reading Audio Post
Here's Steve and I in silhouette. We're leaning over the railing checking out the fish in the Detroit River from the Canadian side. Look closely and you can see the tiny fish in our shadow. I don't know what kind they are or where they were going, but there were zillions of them. This here … Continue reading Don’t let me loose with a camera!
The cherries are here! The cherries are here! It's really summer and I bought a big bag. I gently wiggled my fingers around a suitable handful and carefully took them out of the bag. I ran them under cold water, plopped them in a bowl, and wouldn't you know the first one I chose was a … Continue reading Mutant Fruit