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it's about crochet ..... it's about writing ....

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Part of me is a wife and mom, part of me is a writer and poet and part of me is still a kid in jeans tooling around in my VW Beetle listening to Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, James Taylor ... and The Beatles ...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

For all the anonymous workers ........

“We the unwilling, 
led by the unknowing, 
are doing the impossible 
for the ungrateful. 
We have done so much for so long with so little, 
we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.” 

Konstantin Josef Jireček
 Czech historian, diplomat and slavist.(*see note)

(Note:  A specialist in the study of Slavic culture,
literature, or languages.)

Sad, it was true in 1881,
and it is still true today ...
... and we think we are making progress

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Do you remember .....

Back in the 1930's, before it was Play-Doh, it was a wallpaper cleaner.
Then in the 50's  the need for wallpaper cleaner had decreased and,
by chance,
it was discovered that children had been using it to make
Christmas ornaments.
Voila! Play-Doh.

When I was a kid, along with a new box of crayons 
I also got a new box of modeling clay at Christmas.  It wasn't Play-Doh.  
It didn't have the pretty bright colors of Play-Doh 
and I have no idea what it was called
but even after I learned about Play-Doh, 
I still liked my modeling clay.

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