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The (Three Dimensional) Image of a Being

For millennia, man has been creating sculpted, carved, and cast representations of people and animals. No matter where in the world you go, you will find statues. These pieces were made for various reasons, but many of them are designed to … Continue reading

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Beautiful Gardens, Elusive Dreams

OK, I confess. I had a sort of nerdy childhood. The heroes I hungrily read about were composers, artists, writers, kings and queens. My mother was particularly fascinated by Henry VIII and his family, the Tudors. She told us stories … Continue reading

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Temptation and Sacrifice

For years, our friends bought calendars, boy scout light bulbs and popcorn, school music program candy bars, and any number of other tempting and whimsical things from our children and grandchildren when they were fundraising. Girl Scout cookies are my … Continue reading

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Ancient, Abandoned, and Repurposed

I’m not always a fan of the way we design new words in English. It’s sometimes a little grating, for example, when we make nouns into verbs. But one of those expressions has caught my eye quite a bit in … Continue reading

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The Object of our Fascination

On our 2011 trip with the Delaware River Sojourn, we stopped in Easton, PA. Our chosen evening activity was a trip to the The Nurture Nature Center there. The Center teaches through a variety of displays and programs, and focuses largely on … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Wood

I don’t have to travel far to find images of wood… one of my beloved’s hobbies is wood working. In fact, one of the most daunting “gotta have’s” in our search for a retirement home was an adequate woodshop. Here … Continue reading

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