I Love Color!

I suppose most people do. Color is such a huge part of my selection process when picking anything out for purchase. Last Friday I bought several short-sleeved shirts. Style and fabric mattered, but color was what first drew me to each shirt. I’ve often wished I could design the color patterns in my own clothes: create the fabric itself. Most… Continue reading

Thoughts on Mindful Consumption

Bell and Oak Leather Goods I read a really interesting essay by Chris Bowler: On Mindfulness and Quality. He provoked my thinking. I don’t like to think of myself as materialistic, though I’m certain I’m more materialistic than I would care to admit. I’ve always, since the days of my youth, preferred to do without “stuff” until I could have… Continue reading

Love This Sense of Dutch Style in Housing!

Oh, we need these out here in California! I would love one for an in town getaway when I needed to gain back my sense of balance! Dutch Cube Houses – Rotterdam, Netherlands   I wish I had known about these when I was in Holland. I would have made an effort to tour one! But this video is the… Continue reading

What Products Are Still Around…

Last week I was reminiscing about the barber shops I went to as a child. My mother read the post and asked me if the old Lucky Tiger Cru-Butch Control Hair Wax I wore in my hair way back when was still sold. I had looked for it a while back and couldn’t find it. But I thought, at her… Continue reading

Reminiscing: My Old Barber Shops

I have vivid memories of the first barber shop I visited as a very young child—a tiny place, only 5 or 6 chrome plated chairs with little padded arm rests for men to wait their turn. Unlike the picture, the seat and back were black. The shop only had room for 2 barbers. As a young child I thought these… Continue reading

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, Ranked (gawker.com) The Personalities… Continue reading