Call for Art: San Francisco Bay Month of Photography, 2019 Edition

I thought that the competition was biannual.  I was bi-wrong. The other day, I received an e-mail alert that the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography gallery competition was up and ready and accepting entries for 2019. Wait, 2019?  Like … this year? Yep, kids.  This year. In the past, I’ve entered this competition twice,…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, April 20 2019

Good morning, blog readers, it’s Saturday, and with Saturday comes a new batch of blog posts from my blogroll of excellent writers, photographers and podcasters.  Hope you enjoy this weekend’s batch of blog goodness. And let’s start the wrap up with … BLOGS FOR TASTE The “Burnt My Fingers” blog, “The surprising truth about kouign…

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A vote for Nelson is a vote for America!

A couple of years ago, my best buds Jeremy and Katie adopted a rescued pitbull.  The dog, Nelson, became an integral part of their family.  He’s gone from a life of uncertainty to a life of happiness. And now he has a chance to enjoy a life of publicity.  Or at least a month’s worth.…

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It only took 45 minutes or so…

I recently purchased a secondhand sewing machine for future art projects. Yep, here it is. After much detective work, I found out that my sewing machine is a Singer Merritt 2502C, an introductory standard model. Now I’m sure that a sewing machine expert can look at this thing and determine everything on it.  Me ……

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Herrschners – how was your customer service to me?

As you know, I do NOT operate on the theory of “just good enough.” And while I’m working on an art project for Competition Season 2019, I don’t want anything delaying my progress. I shall explain. I’m currently working on the second of two latch hook rug projects.  The first one, which you see on…

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Do not mess with Katie Porter. EVER.

Currently, the House of Representatives has some amazing new members who have, for lack of a better term, shaken up the old guard.  Of course you know many of them – Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar – and, of course, these brilliant members of Congress have been lightning rods for the…

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House of Stairs – the most mind-bending YA novel I’ve ever read

So here’s the plotline.  Five young men and women – all orphaned – wake up in a room unlike any other.  Staircases that go long distances to nowhere.  And a red food machine that will only dispense nutrients if the teenagers perform specific gestures. Forget Hunger Games or Twilight or any of the other dystopian…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, April 13 2019

Good morning my wonderful blog readers.  It’s good to see you once again. And you know how Saturdays work – I take Saturday and turn my blog over to a blog recap of those writers and bloggers and photographers who make up my blogroll.  I hope you enjoy them and I hope you give them…

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How to achieve the bucket list, courtesy of the Albany Patroons

The best way for me to explain today’s post is that yeah, I could go to an Albany Patroons game and watch to see who scores more – the Patroons or the other team. I could do that any day there’s a game. But the truth is … being involved with the Patroons for these…

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