Nov 26

Mulberry Wands Chapter Ten

Want to start at the beginning? Go here. Chapter Ten     In the morning, Griff felt a little ashamed of how freaked out he had been. After all he’d been frightened of a couple of pretty girls, who weren’t even armed, and so what if there had been owls? Everyone knew that owls didn’t hurt …

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Nov 25

Book Review: The Remains of the Day

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro This was an extremely depressing but brilliantly performed audiobook that I could not listen to without thinking of Downton Abbey. It alternates between Stephens, the long-time butler of Darlington Hall taking a road trip through England and Stephens thinking about his past and about Miss Kenton, a …

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Nov 24

Sun Tile

sun tile

This was another tile from Laurie Mika’s workshop this summer, to which I added four tiny seed beads. I’m not very proud of the sloppy paint job around the rays; I should have taken more time with the paint. At the art store, they have seemingly dozens of different types of paints, inks, dyes, and …

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Nov 19

Mulberry Wands Chapter Nine

Want to start at the beginning? Go here. Chapter Nine     Moving Saturday had finally arrived. Zoë had packed up all her things into boxes, neatly labeled, but Darius and Susan hadn’t done jack, so they were flinging clothes into laundry baskets and garbage bags at the last minute. She didn’t think she had that …

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Nov 18

Book Review: For All the Tea in China

For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World’s Favorite Drink and Changed History by Sarah Rose This isn’t quite a book like SALT or THE PERFECT RED that covers every possible aspect of a world-changing commodity. It’s kind of pick and choose about what aspects of the tea trade it covers closely …

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