It took me more than a year after I moved back to the Detroit area to make the long overdue pilgrimage to a place I hadn’t been since childhood: The Detroit Institute of Arts. The DIA is listed by Fodor’s as among the “20 Must-See Art Museums in America,” and US News Travel advises that if you come to Detroit and do only one thing, that one thing absolutely must be a visit to the DIA! The museum’s own website proudly declares that “The DIA’s collection is among the top six in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century.”Continue reading Detroit Institute of Arts: Coming Home
Today happens to be my birthday. I’m not really into celebrating this year, but that’s beside the point. The point is that Google has managed to freak me out on my supposed Special Day.Continue reading Google Freak Out
My sister made… no, she COERCED me into taking a three-week beginning crochet class, the third and final installment of which I attended today. We learned how to make granny squares. Other than practicing – of which I did little because that’s the kind of week it was – my homework was to look up some videos on YouTube of people teaching various methods for constructing a granny square so that I would have an idea as to what I would be doing.Continue reading Shamed By The Cat
This morning, I looked out my kitchen window and thought I’d spotted a bit of red amongst my tomato plants. I looked again. Yes! There appeared to be one bright red cherry tomato hanging from one of my vines. I was thrilled!Continue reading Gardening With Suzanna: My First Cherry Tomato!
One of my recent pastimes is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding known as origami. Origami is based on mathematical principles. Like math, origami can be very simple, or it can be extremely rich and complex.Continue reading Origami Notes: Taking The Journey