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liliales
cincinnati, ohio
elements in harmony
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Today I made a small batch of the Easter cookies, and made a couple changes just to experiment, and I like the result, so here you go way down below for the new recipe. My new method uses only butter, at a higher proportion. And I thinned the icing slightly... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at all my tubes and wires
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This is the year I turn the yard gardens back over to grass, so I am using two back areas for container gardening, well, same as before, but exclusively in those areas. Today I spent a lot of time cleaning and organizing the spaces and putting the pots around to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at all my tubes and wires
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I’ve put off the “what I’ll miss about Google Plus” post for a few reasons. One is, of course, that we like to pretend good things aren’t actually ending. Another is that it’s just difficult to pin down exactly what was so great about it. At least it is for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at antiquated notions
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I thought that scanned well. I was doing a little research for a story I'm working on and came across this interesting article about a bomb shelter beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. I just knew there had to be something like this, and I'm so gratified to find it. Also, I've... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at antiquated notions
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It's been two weeks since I launched myself into "being a writer." This has included many hours of reading over most of the fiction I've written in the past thirteen years, trying to figure out a piece of software I downloaded five years ago and never quite got the hang... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at antiquated notions
Two people I respect and care about and whose taste I appreciate, only partly because it is similar to my own, have again simultaneously expressed their belief that I should work at making the writing thing pay. And so I will honor their encouragement by making a full and earnest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2019 at antiquated notions
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This one is a bit critical. You have been warned. The next one will have sugar added. But it is punctuated with frivolity to make things more bearable for the Reader with some of my favorite songs from the G+ era, and images from the Bussard Collector. Today while perusing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at antiquated notions
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Sometimes when I get the late winter malaise, reading doesn’t feel very good and so I watch things; either endless rewatches of Midsomer Murders or Inspector Morse or Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, or things I have overlooked that want some attention. Not usually foreign language things; at least not on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at antiquated notions
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I woke up with this song in my head, the original version, but the Mel Tormé recording always pops into my head when I'm thinking about it. When I was little, and older vocalists who sang "standards" would try to score with pop hits, it made me so uncomfortable. Now... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at antiquated notions
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At some point in the past few years when people were eating a lot of risotto and talking about eating risotto, I decided to find out what the big deal was about making it. It’s not a super big deal. It requires time and attention, and a few good ingredients.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at all my tubes and wires
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I have 90% prepared a blog post on the letdown of hearing the top 50 songs of 1982, but it will keep. I’m going to cover the highlights of my day yesterday, instead. It will be interspersed with a few of the songs I have played in obsessive amounts that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at antiquated notions
People were warned that viewing the country like a private business would be a mistake. And he's so terrible at business, anyway. However, they don't listen, don't understand when they do, and the Rs are just using him for their own gain, so here we are.
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PITCHERS AND CATCHERS REPORT IN ZONE 6B! This being, for me, some of the greens, spring onions, a few herbs and flowers. Spring training begins in earnest in about two weeks, by which I mean that's when I'll start some tomatoes and peppers, maybe eggplant. Everything has to be in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at all my tubes and wires
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I keep a Text Edit document open and paste things into it, to look up, think about, or use later. Today I'm going to share some of what's on the current one. And random images downloaded to my phone. Here's a list of famous people who have hazel eyes. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at antiquated notions
This song was number one on February 18, 1975. Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at antiquated notions
All nows are now, silly, but I do like what Daniel Amos expressed regarding the spiritual path. :-) Circles, too, you know. That is, waves of serendipity spreading out from a center point. From every aspect, every other aspect looks a little bit different. It's okay that I am still and again that grubby little girl in that messy girl room. Because, she was me now, as well. I am all the ages I have been, and will be.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2019 on They're playing my song again at antiquated notions
I could go on for hours and probably have, about what each family member contributed to my musical psyche. And I keep reading that we don't start searching for our own sounds til age 14, but I'm not so sure it's that cut-and-dried. I think at some point you tried to be...serious and "correct?" which I never cared about. You avoided more trash but also maybe more fun. I dunno. Your link springs a 404 leak. Could you share again, please, even though it is probably making fun of me?
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2019 on They're playing my song again at antiquated notions
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I love this, you know. I love it so much. And lots of other people do, too. I feel they are my tribe on this big strange planet. I feel a little bad about it, but my favorite is the only one on here sung by a man; the Polish... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at antiquated notions
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I was thinking about the nature of pop music and how it changes a lot from time to time, by which I don’t mean instrumental trends, or what kind of beat or who’s laying it down, but the formula itself, which changes less often than those little details. Bearing in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2019 at antiquated notions
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This weekend I am reading the Lord and Lady Hether... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2019 at antiquated notions
Well, here we are. Elementary school never really goes away. We can review fractions and division again whenever you like. ;-p In the meantime, seriously, you can learn this. You do already understand contractions. Master plurals next. Then the rest is vocabulary.
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Valentine's Day paragraph breaks brought to you by screenshots I took from a Buzzfeed page the other day; they don’t link to anything because, honestly, you'd just get distracted. A. Specific Person For Whom This is Written, But Likely Also Others: you should know that if you stop using apostrophes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at antiquated notions
Now I really want to go skating! I told you about the time when I was nearly 15 and revealed to the kids I wanted to grow two more inches and be a model, and how they laughed. But I went to Montreal that summer and a whole different perspective was there waiting for me. I was largely untouchable by what those kids thought of me after that. (which might have caused another problem, about which I could write a whole set of chapters, but let's leave it.) Only I did not grow two more inches, so I assumed it wasn't worth trying. And now, of course, I look in the mirror and wonder what happened to my notion of "aging gracefully."
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2019 on All Skate at antiquated notions
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The other day I was listening to my iPod and “Stuff Like That” started playing, and I started thinking about things and reminiscing, which got me to marveling, as I always have, at the divine voice of Nickolas Ashford. Not to say Valerie Simpson and Chaka Khan were not the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at antiquated notions
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Going forward, all my images have hover text. The news clipping has a link to more info. Today I read a recipe for “Peruvian chicken,” in a British newspaper, which wanted me to use “American mustard.” I had to think about what that is. I remembered how much my mom... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at antiquated notions