Monthly Archives: January 2013

Making Music out of Trash

For several years, I made artwork out of used tea bags — partly out of choice, and partly because that was all I could afford. Having just left the corporate world, I was living in Ireland where I had no … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week for Jan. 21

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and do the work.” — Chuck Close Continue reading

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Losing Control with Carrie Underwood

This week, I lost complete control of my car. Driving from my house to visit a friend only two miles away in town, I rounded a bend on a flat and recently plowed road, driving the speed limit in the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week for Jan. 14

“I neglect God and his angels for the noise of a fly, for the rattling of a coach, for the whining of a door.” — John Donne Continue reading

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The Self Esteem Wagon

We call my car “the Self-Esteem Wagon.” ┬áIn reality, it’s a 2002 Suzuki Grand Esteem, which is not a particularly popular car. We bought it used, sporting only 13,000 miles and an electric blue color that is way too bright … Continue reading

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