What’s in a Name … er … Title?

What’s in a Name … er … Title?

Forgive my un-originality!  How long may we paraphrase the Bard and not be trite?  Forever and anon, I say! There has been in a change in plan. Names, titles, monikers, distinguish us and set us apart, hinting at our origins and our affiliations.  A title can cause...

Gratitude Journal: Day 1 Assignment

Day 1 of Celestine Chua’s Gratitude Challenge. Already the heat is building, the assignments quickly escalating. What must I do today? #Gratitude Challenge Day 1: Write 10 Things You are Grateful For in Your Life That should be easy! The objects of my gratitude...
Pangolin, My Pangolin

Pangolin, My Pangolin

This is a work that has spanned years and years.  I shaped this ceramic pangolin over ten years ago back in Illinois but never fired it. I’d wrapped in damp paper and bubble wrap and packed it away. It lay hidden through three moves. Recently, I created a...

Something is Rotten — in the Pharmacy

This post is not about creativity, but about the fundamentals further back in the pyramid of life–sheer survival.  I’ve got a bad case of skepticism today.   What’s the inside scoop on tetracycline? It is “unavailable.”  Doxycycline,...
The True Origin of Black Holes

The True Origin of Black Holes

A Galactic Lament I’m hovering at the edge of a newly formed black hole.  It’s located in the Milky Way Galaxy, somewhere in a spiral arm (don’t believe them when they tell you they exist only in the center), third planet out from Sol, North American continent,...
The End of 2012: A Cautionary Tale

The End of 2012: A Cautionary Tale

The year is ending. Some things need to change. Sometimes one must take a stand. Be the change. All that. Tired of the dog (a husky mix with delusions of grandeur) trashing the couch and the boy kitties marking it as their territory every few days, and after endless...
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