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Gerber Baby Anne Turner Cook-87yo

Gerber Baby

OK, so I’m easily amused! I am often fascinated by the hint in a baby’s face of what the adult will look like. Here’s a great example: In 1927, Dorothy Gerber was straining vegetables through a seive to make them edible for her baby daughter Sally. Her husband, Daniel Gerber, owned a canning factory. He […]

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Punctuation

For You Language Arts Buffs…

I came upon this curious article, 8 Punctuation Marks That Are No Longer Used. It’s great and is now making the rounds on the internet! I only wish these two punctuation marks were included in computer fonts. They’re very practical: the percontation mark for rhetorical questions and the ironieteken mark for irony. Related articles Punctuation Marks, […]

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Shoes in Atlanta

How Could I Forget?!

I normally don’t pay attention to shoes, but who could miss these?! (Her walk appeared very difficult because of the shoes.) This was out in front of a restaurant in Atlanta. I asked her if I could take a picture of them, and, thinking it was fun, she graciously agreed. Notice: there is nothing holding […]

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130 Square Foot Micro Apartment in Paris

Micro Apartment!

I came across this post some months back and keep returning to it. This tiny little space, only 130 square feet, catches my imagination. (That’s a space that’s 10 feet by 13 feet! That’s the size of a tiny bedroom!) I can’t imagine living in a space as small as this itty bitty apartment in […]

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T Initial

Awesome Photoshop Tip

I have always found using the magic wand to create a selection a bit, well… troubled. Some people call it the “tragic wand.” In some circumstances it works well. In others, not so. Here’s the best way to grab a selection, especially when you are trying to grab graphic elements that have transparency around the […]

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John Mayer Born and Raised Cover by Glass Art by David A. Smith

Art and Craftsmanship

I vividly remember, as a very young child, my father pulling into a gas station. I recall exactly where it was. Nothing exists there now. In fact, it’s been paved over and is now a major road intersection. But then, it was a gas station with dirt parking, no pavement, anywhere. It was hot. (Florida […]

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