Archive for the 'blather' Category

Pen to Paper

on Jan 24th 2017

I’ve been writing and not mentioning it here, for whatever reason, and organizing thoughts and words into little collections.  Let’s rectify that. Naming Deirdre’s Mother grew out of my very strong, angry reaction to the treatment of Deirdre and her unnamed mother as I’ve been translating the Exile of the Sons of Usnech into English. […]

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The goings on

on Apr 4th 2016

I bought a charming new old house.  We’ve been very busy working on the house, traveling, playing with a puppy, hosting visitors, and running about like crazy people. The house went to closing a year and a day ago.  Since then we have added a pantry, which the house needed: Installed some light fixtures–one of […]

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Countdown

on Mar 31st 2015

This Friday, I go to closing on this charming little place. It was build in 1895, and it’s on 3/4 of an acre. It’s also around the corner from a train station and outside one of the niftiest old neighborhoods in the greater DC area, so I’m very excited for the community I’ll be joining […]

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Time gets away from me

on Jul 16th 2013

So we went to France for the Battle of Nations in May, and it was an amazing experience.  The US team members and support staff were absolutely wonderful.  The people of France were wonderful.  The other teams were wonderful.  I didn’t want to come back.  I did take thousands of pictures, of course.  And then I […]

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Gobsmacked

on Mar 20th 2013

I went to Mississippi again.  I had an excellent time teaching and promised to repeat the early period embroidery class this summer.  I adored camping and cooking with my friends.  I had a blast singing in the long hall and by the fireside, and finally performing a pair of companion pieces together, the way I […]

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Gearing up

on Oct 15th 2012

I keep promising myself that I’ll cut back on unnecessary projects.  I mean, really, doesn’t everyone who wants a knitting wristlet already have one?  Why do I need to make hundreds more?  I don’t, do I?  But then I think of the eventual move, and how it would be best if I had less fabric […]

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Frenzy

on Oct 4th 2012

Autumn kicks my ass. Every. Damn. Year. It’s my favorite season, but it also has far too much going on. Here are some snippets to serve as placeholders until I can spend some quality time with my camera and Lightroom.  (I broke down and bought Lightroom, by the way.  Setting it up finally killed my […]

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Elipses

on Aug 22nd 2012

So I was here, and then I was visiting Asheville, and then I was here again, and then we went on vacation, and now I’m back, but drowning in projects.  And books.  But the book I really want is missing.  And Speedwell . . . . Speedwell has finally cracked.  I’ll try to catch you […]

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So, lemme ask you . . .

on Jun 19th 2012

How the hell to get out of a photography slump. I got a nice DSLR in 2009 and took literally thousands of pictures in Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons, and Utah. I kept chugging along taking pictures, but the better the camera, the more I felt I needed to improve the pictures I took and the […]

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Wanderings

on Apr 24th 2012

I’ve been doing what I do: writing, singing, gardening, camping, making things, cooking things. I keep meaning to tell you about it, but I haven’t managed to sit still for long enough until today. We went to Mississippi in March, and had a fantastic time with these folks and a lot of other friends. I […]

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