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Coming to terms with my seasonal selves

Mar 29, 2015
Coming to terms with my seasonal selves

Showed up at the airport for the first time since the beginning of the year, and understandably received exclamations of "Where have you been?!" "Haven't seen you in awhile!" "You been busy?" from friends at our first potluck of the season.One of my fa...

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Alison Toon
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands… wow. Simply: wow!

Mar 29, 2015
Marillion weekend, Port Zeeland, The Netherlands… wow. Simply: wow!

Marillion, Center Parcs Port Zeeland, The Netherlands, March 2015A week ago today, I was in The Netherlands, enjoying, very much, the third day of the Port Zeeland (PZ) Marillion Weekend. It's a weekend like no other: three incredible shows by the band...

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The Blue Muse
Finding flow in collaboration

Mar 28, 2015
Finding flow in collaboration

We started after breakfast, me unpacking colored paper, a pad of poster-sized pages, and a collection of happy office supplies (highlighters, markers, gel pens, post-its, tabbies, and eraser tape, for those who like that sort of thing, like me).

On sheets of pink, green, purple and blue, I scribbled out our rough plot lines and...

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Rubys Musings
The Allure of Mystery ~ A French Girl Friday Post

To be a little mysterious to others is a great way to channel your Inner French Girl. There is indeed something to be said about not sharing too much. The French, and I have known this from reading several books, are rather tight lipped an...

The Blue Muse
Becoming a crazy bird lady

Mar 27, 2015
Becoming a crazy bird lady

The sun is shining on a chilly spring day. A breeze cuts through tall grasses as 15-year-old me tromps through the wetlands on a school field trip. I am utterly miserable. We're searching for birds--the kind our sophomore biology teacher is requiring u...

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Just Paint It
Antiquing Ceramics – glaze, colorwash or dry brush?

Mar 26, 2015
Antiquing Ceramics – glaze, colorwash or dry brush?

How to antique ceramicHere are three methods to antique a thrift store ceramic bunny using craft acrylics.

The post Antiquing Ceramics – glaze, colorwash or dry brush? appeared first on Just Paint It Blog.


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Marc Valdez Weblog
The Muchachos Thank You, Dr. George!

Mar 25, 2015
The Muchachos Thank You, Dr. George!


My childhood hero and role model. RIP, Dr. George!

George Fischbeck, who became a phenomenon in Albuquerque as a television science teacher and meteorologist in the 1960s and early ’70s, before being lured to Los Angeles where he continued as a top rated TV weatherman, died early Wednesday from natural causes....

Marc Valdez Weblog
Dolly’s Party Last December

Mar 25, 2015

Here is Dolly's excellent fitness party at Momo's in December. (I appear briefly at 1:22, having fun, but looking a trifle clueless.)

Marc Valdez Weblog
Eclipse Of The Cash Bundlers

Mar 25, 2015

The eclipse of the campaign cash bundlers. They used to be in high demand, but this time they can't compete with the SuperPACs. Time to push a shopping cart around town and collect recyclables like the rest of us:

“They are only going to people who are multi-multi-millionaires and billionaires and raising big money...

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Bella

Mar 25, 2015

Decision time. Do I take Bella the Labrador Retriever, or not? Joe the Plumber had always managed to keep her before, but his situation has deteriorated to the point where options are dwindling. And she is a sweetheart....

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