You’re Free, Genie.

I heard yesterday of course. Everyone did. Mr. Sabine texted me and I checked the news and determinedly set it aside and went back to work. But this morning it struck me, and in ways I didn’t expect. So I need a place to remember — not simply his comedy, but his profound and vibrant… Read More You’re Free, Genie.

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Where Did It Go (2013)?

Have you wondered what organizations I’ve supported with the 10% of writing income I pledged to charity? Alice Piper Statue: Honoring Equal Education for All Alice Piper is “an unsung victory of school desegregation battles, a Paiute girl” who challenged school segregation laws in California long before Brown vs. Board of Education made national headlines.… Read More Where Did It Go (2013)?

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Out For A Sail

Pleasure yachting has long been a sport of maritime culture in the UK and Europe, dating from the seventeenth century. Yachts in the 1790s – 1830s looked much different than they do in modern times, however. Besides the obvious use of wood and a luxury size nearing a ship of the line, a yacht (up… Read More Out For A Sail

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Fairy Queens

I have been thinking quite a bit about this painting, Take the Fair Face of Woman by Sophie Anderson. Some title it The Fairy Queen, though Anderson mostly painted portraits of women and children. The full title is much longer: Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending, Thus Your Fairy… Read More Fairy Queens

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