Archive for the ‘Miscellany’ Category


Rites of passage

I recently finished reading The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs, in which Linda takes a cross-country road trip with her daughter, Molly, to start college, working on a quilt along the journey and musing on

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  • October 6, 2011

Express yourself, sneaker version

As much as I hate shilling for a large corporation, I just had to share with you the high-tops I designed online at Converse’s website.

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  • November 1, 2010

Learning to live with it

I recently read an excerpt from The Pain Chronicles, a book by Melanie Thernstrom, a reporter who experienced chronic neck and arm pain, the treatment of which proved elusive.

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  • October 11, 2010

For love of the game

Before he died, maybe 6 months ago, my Dad suggested that maybe it was time for me to give up playing basketball. After all, he noted, I’m in my 50s and I have chronic back pain. I play with a brace on my left knee

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  • May 13, 2010

Discovering your secret powers

I just read a most wonderful blog post by Keri Smith, in which she tells a tale of her life in pictures and words, because “I have been working on a plot to infiltrate the system and inject it with my subversive ideas.”

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  • November 16, 2009

What’s up with that? My “chop”

A few months ago, I took a weekend workshop on printmaking using a hand drill on woodblocks to create imagery. The instructor, master printmaker Steve Prince, included on his work a stamp of something he called a “chop”: essentially, a graphic signature.

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  • December 22, 2008