Snap – argh. Yuck.

WordPress has introduced a new feature known as “Snap“, which presents you with a snapshot of a webpage when you mouse over links to that page. It only works with sites that have been snap-enabled (like this one, for now). I turned it off on my other blog, SeaStrands, but have left it on here…

Zombie blogger

I had a post entitled “MIA” written about Heather and how the blogging world hasn’t heard from her in almost a month. It was complete with an adaptation of “Disobedience” (you remember, “James, James, Morrison, Morrison, Weatherby George Dupree, took great care of his mother…” by A.A. Milne) using Heather’s name and everything. It took…

Because I love laughing at lawyers…..

Law firms are prone to merging and rearranging themselves into strings of surnames that often rival the names of the authors of scientific journal articles in length. Every so often, firms such as “Chaulker, Green and Rowe” transmogrify into “McInnes Cooper” or “Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales” will save on printing costs by dropping the last…

Abandonment and Joy (updated)

I remember Mom playing a recording of Classical Gas when we were kids, probably either the Mason Williams and/or the Mannheim Steamroller versions. We had a lot of Mannheim Steamroller around at one point and I’ve never lost the taste for it (probably explains a few things, eh?). I’ve always loved this song for its…

My Estonian is a bit rusty…

So is my German, for that matter. (As an aside, I actually do read and speak some German, the former more than the latter. French, too, quite fluently, when in practice. I’ve studied varying amounts of Latin, Hebrew, Russian as well as a smidgen of Greek, so I can generally pick out most Romance languages…

How dumb can you get? (updated)

Update: The sentencing for Myers is in; six months house arrest and a two year driving suspension. Lucky for him he works from home…. Wonder if his petition to be allowed out periodically to go to court on his clients’ behalf will succeed or if he’ll even make one? I was skimming CBC.ca for interesting…

A message of hope

While you stand, knee-deep in festive wrapping paper and hip-deep in Christmas cheer, gaze around your house at the piles of books, heaps of papers and unfolded (or unwashed) laundry. I invite you to both contemplate this philosophy and count your blessings that you have possessions that can cause clutter, a roof under which to…

Tara Bryan's book art

I was cruising CBC today and saw fellow craft council member Tara Bryan’s name jump out at me from the from page of the website. Her work is amazing and she’s an incredibly talented, well-spoken and intriguing person with whom to chat. I had the pleasure of being in the booth next to her at…

It's all in the approach

I’ve been working more or less flat-out for the past several weeks and have discovered how intensely exhausting and gratifying that can be. I’ve also figured out that the key to overcoming the mental anguish involved in creating artwork for public consumption is indeed found in the following quote from Charles Kettering; “Believe and act…

Tip for hanging small wall quilts

It’s a logical assumption that, when you make a pieces of artwork, you will account for how to display it. In fact, if you’re at all canny, you keep this element firmly in mind and construct the piece with an eye to its eventual installation. One of the parts of designing my smaller, lower-priced quilts…