Category: Miscellaneous

  • On Black Friday I learned how to make colorful scarves

    Now I just have to learn how to use a sewing machine Video of the whole process coming soon. (The how-to-make-a-scarf bit, not the me-trying-to-sew bit).

  • Domo (domo)

    Domo (domo) [ +zoom ] The mascot of Japan’s NHK television station, now at a Target near you pimping Halloween.

  • Galaxie

    A fine specimen of a Ford in Fort Recovery, OH [ + zoom ] Busy weekend. A wedding up in Mercer County. In-between the ceremony and reception, a quick trip through a car show. A recital with trombone. A realization that I still don’t have the knack to make omelets with grace.

  • another perspective

    Unicorn, rainbows So we got together yesterday, shared our work and chatted about our visions of the future. Tom made a fun collage, Wendy was the most organized, and I had the post-it notes. Time slipped right through our fingers and all of a sudden it was lunch time and we had to break. We’ll…

  • mums

    in the front yard Mellow Saturday. Some good use of minutes on the phone. A trip to Yellow Springs to meet up for dinner. An acoustic playlist and a book in the evening. Some hot cider sounds really good right about now.

  • charge

    bordering on chaos Weekend spent with kids. On the way home, remnants of Ike swirled around the area. Trees down. Electric went out. Haven’t had any lights since. Candles, handy. Outage did not stop orchestra rehearsal for Dan. We braved the stoplight-less roads and made our way to downtown Dayton. The rehearsal space had power.…

  • branches

    the cherry tree sheds The sky was an unusual color this past weekend. We had company over and Dan noticed it, motioning everyone outside. Like fiddling with hue sliders in an application, it moved from purple to gray in moments. The next day it was bright blue.

  • marigolds, bee

    buzzing around the yard I’ve never been much for marigolds. Maybe it was the fact they often resemble potted plants strewn about the place, and seldom big clumps that look natural. I don’t know for sure, but I do know they bring some nice color to the place as everything else shrivels up and turns…

  • 080808

    Flowers in my mom’s backyard I got to my mom’s house a few minutes too late. Missed connecting with a traveling band of fellas out to tackle the World’s Longest Yard Sale. Dagnabbit. Look at some of the neat stuff I missed (I, II, III, IV) Though that was sad, I got to see my…

  • Fetching

    Minnie I believe her name is, here with bated breath Went over to see good folks who just moved in to their new home down the road. Now I always thought home ownership was one of those activities that automatically enrolled you in an unspoken association… Similar to the secret clubs when you have kids,…