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Mar 11

Book Review: The Deadliest Sea

Deadliest Sea: The Untold Story Behind the Greatest Rescue in Coast Guard History by Kalee Thompson This had been on my “to read” shelf for so long that I’d forgotten why it sounded so familiar when someone lent me a copy of the book. I have a soft spot for maritime tragedies, and for heroics …

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Mar 11

Sky-Veined Cup

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This is one of the cups that I made in the glassblowing class I took this spring.  One of my goals for the class was to make a cup that I could give to a friend, whose birthday was in early March. I made these lines by trailing a stringer of light blue color around …

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Mar 06

Book Review: Going Clear

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright This is an impressively researched book, and I have to admire Wright’s courage in covering something as controversial as Scientology. I enjoyed this (audio) book not so much because I had a curiosity about Scientology, but because it helped me solidify my feelings …

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Mar 05

Book Review: Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness: A Memoir by Heather Havrilesky I’ve really enjoyed Havrilesky’s advice column “Ask Polly” where she gently and empathically and sympathetically tells people in the nicest possible way exactly why they are full of crap and how all of their problems are their own fault. I love her voice, and figured I would like …

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Mar 04

Gingerbread Robot

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When I made the gingerbread houses for the cover of my epublished short stories I had a lot of extra dough left over.  I had this idea in my mind of making an adorable evil robot.  Delightfully, the robot is bigger than the houses, so it made a fun diorama for my Christmas party.  Something …

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