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As Ye Sew, So Shall Ye Rip (My First Sewing Memory)

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Agony-Needle-and-StringMom possessed a lot of really good, practical knowledge which she began passing down to my sister and me as soon as she felt we were old enough to understand what we were doing. One of the many skills she taught us was how to sew.Continue reading As Ye Sew, So Shall Ye Rip (My First Sewing Memory)

Get Your Facts Straight Before You Decide!

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Geoffrey

Yesterday, I was taken on an emotional roller coaster ride compliments of my nine-year-old, orange tabby cat, Geoffrey. For a long time, he has had trouble holding down food. The problem was sporadic at first. Recently, however, it had worsened to the point where he had stopped eating, altogether. Meanwhile, his usually hefty weight of seventeen pounds had dropped in an alarmingly short amount of time to fourteen!Continue reading Get Your Facts Straight Before You Decide!

Revenge of the Sith(ter)

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Rotary dial telephone, c. 1940s (Photo: Kornelia und Hartmut Häfele)
Rotary dial bakelite telephone,
c. 1940s
(Photo: Kornelia und Hartmut Häfele)

Many years ago, my sister met and married this wacky, cool Canadian guy and moved to Canada. Meanwhile, I had already had to relocate from our home town of Detroit to find employment in Houston. The challenge was always the same: keeping in touch with my sister without having to compromise on our occasional marathon gab sessions without racking up ridiculously high long distance and international phone bills. Continue reading Revenge of the Sith(ter)

Museum Mishaps

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Window by Frank Lloyd Wright,
Detroit Institute of Arts

During a recent visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts, I began the monumental task of exploring every nook and cranny of the museum. I’d decided the best strategy would be to focus on one small section per visit. Continue reading Museum Mishaps

Bathtub Magic

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Ford-Bacon House (1897), now the Bacon Memorial District Library Wyandotte, MI
(Photo: Andrew Jameson)

As far back and I can remember, Mom used to take my sister and me to the public library every couple of weeks to return the pile of books we’d borrowed during our last visit, browse the collection, and build a brand new stack. It was magical, and I loved it!Continue reading Bathtub Magic

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