|Keepin' it classy, there bartster|
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Friday, 22 August 2014
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
|August 20, 1994|
I'd be hard pressed to come up with another day that rivals this one as my "happiest day". I will say I'm quite happy with my bride's return from a road trip this week and that we'll get to be together on our wedding anniversary.
Love to our families and friends. We still think about how so many made our day (and the ones following) joyous and filled with possibility.
Monday, 18 August 2014
Thursday, 14 August 2014
|It was the mid sixties and I had my first guitar|
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
My friend (a REAL-live very accomplished potter, drawer, gourmet and animal whisperer) Gary does fun sculptural animals on his pots. I have two mugs by Gary that have pups on the handle, one beagle and one doxie that me made special for me. Gallons of coffee, iced tea and water have gone into these, my favorite mugs. Check out his work at Gary's Third Pottery Blog.
Recently I thought I'd give the animals on the pottery a whirl too. It seemed like it would be fun to blend the animals into the mug handles and to peer over the rim. I'm now working on version 2.0---some things I'd do again, others I'd do differently.
|What's in the mug?|
|Here's looking at you|
|The animals don't mind if you rest a thumb on them...|
disregard the way too loopy handle.
|Handy thumb rest.|
Monday, 4 August 2014
Saturday, 2 August 2014
|Who warned you of the wrath to come...sorry-- wrong text.|
Interestingly, there are people who believe that one can open sacred texts at random and derive immediate inspiration or guidance. Seems to me the least injurious result would be embarrassment. A professor we had liked to tell a story about a young person seeking guidance for his love life. His random turn to scripture took him to a passage, "you shall go out with joy". I wonder if Joy thought that serendipity was such a good thing.
The dark side to all of this is that plenty of times, we misinterpret, misappropriate, and otherwise distort sacred texts and lose sight of their basic trajectory. Uh oh...blog post is morphing into a sermon....better hit the 'eject' button.