Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category


What is going on today?

April 6, 2019

April 6 is Tartan Day – commemorating the signing of Declaration of Arbroath in 1320 – a declaration of Scottish independence.  Wear your kilt.


What am I sappy puppy blogging?

April 5, 2019


On what am I reflecting?

April 4, 2019

This video shows the new installation in Alexandria, Virginia commissioned by the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts and created by SoftLab.  I look forward to seeing it.

“The materials and interactive nature of the artwork reference the special type of lens used at Alexandria’s own historic Jones Point Lighthouse – called the Fresnel lens – the most advanced lens technology of the 1800s, which used a series of prisms to concentrate the light source and direct it into a narrow horizontal beam that was projected outward.”

from WordlessTech


What am I crocheting?

April 1, 2019

Liisa Hietanen is a fiber artist from Hämeenkyrö, Finland.  In her recent works, she knits and crochets life-size replicas of her friends and neighbors.  See more of her work at her website.


What am I sappy seal blogging?

March 29, 2019


What am I celebrating today?

March 28, 2019

Today is Something on a Stick Day

When I was a Girl Scout, we cooked out a lot.  We made campfires and sit-upons.  Occasionally, we had a treat that involved wrapping biscuit dough around a (cleaned) stick and baking it over the campfire.  When the biscuit was done, it was peeled off the stick and then stuffed with jam.  I remember that they were incredibly delicious.  I have not had one since I was eleven.  Imagine my surprise to find a recipe for biscuits on a stick in a book of recipes of Norwegian baked goods when I was last at the public library.

Here’s the recipe (but I think we used Bisquick):


What am I sappy cat blogging?

March 22, 2019