Postcards From the World: Author’s Day

Today I want to feature a postcard I received from a Postcrosser in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The card comes from Trang, a Vietnamese immigrant to Canada who is working on her PhD. She didn’t say much about her field of study, but her research seems to be about the use of psychology in marketing. I choseContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Author’s Day”

Friday Five: Old School

I don’t officially participate in Friday Five, a blog prompt that provides a list each week of five questions on one theme. But every now and then I hear about the questions and find them interesting. This is one of those times! These questions were the prompt for a few weeks ago. The topic: ThingsContinue reading “Friday Five: Old School”

Priceless Family Heirloom

Someone asked if I have any treasured heirlooms, such as portraits of my ancestors, hanging on my walls. Actually, I do have one family heirloom on the wall, but it’s not a portrait. In fact, it’s kind of a family joke. Once upon a time, when ashtrays were a thing, my grandmother had these enormous,Continue reading “Priceless Family Heirloom”

Photo Friday: Art on the Avenue

It’s the first weekend of October, and in a normal year, Art on the Avenue would be taking place in my neighborhood tomorrow, the first Saturday of the month. Inviting thousands of people to gather, eat pie, make scarecrows, listen to music, and enjoy all kinds of artwork would be a bad idea in aContinue reading “Photo Friday: Art on the Avenue”

Photo Friday: College Cake

This is the big weekend. Saturday morning we’ll pick up our rental minivan, and then we’ll load it to the gills with everything needed for my son’s dorm room, and drive him down to college for the very first time. We couldn’t have a real party tonight, seeing as how we’re still in the middleContinue reading “Photo Friday: College Cake”

Photo Friday: For the Birds

It’s back! My cousin Kevin made this Bird Library for me a few years ago. When we moved last year, we uninstalled it from our old yard and brought it along to the new house. And then, a few months ago, a tree limb fell on the roof and cracked it. I had a heckuvaContinue reading “Photo Friday: For the Birds”

Postcards From the World: Still Life with Books

I haven’t posted lately about any Postcrossing cards I’ve received, but this one deserves to be shared. This postcard arrived from Jana in Czechia. She chose it because I wrote in my profile about how much I love reading books. There is no indication of the artist’s name or the title of the work, butContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Still Life with Books”

Another Update From the Land of Social Distancing

Just before our statewide lockdown was announced, I drove to Michael’s to pick up a framing job. I was anticipating the stay-home order and figured if I didn’t take it home right away, it might be there for months. The framing job was my teenage son’s third-degree black belt certificate for taekwondo. While I waitedContinue reading “Another Update From the Land of Social Distancing”