Monday, October 30, 2006

life doesn't get much simpler than being a cranberry farmer in North Cove

Heather and I took a road trip to the coast to see our family, but took a detour on the way. We ended up in North Cove, where the Ocean Spray cranberries are grown, and where the beaches are wild (known for washing houses away)! I loved being with my sister, she's an incredible person.

Foggy forest on our way.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

me, age 10

I'm working on a project with some old pictures and wanted to share my favorite one with you guys.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Last night was unforgettable.

1. Dinner with some unlikely, wonderful people.
2. The dinner itself was completely deeeelish.
3. Laughing at Aime's imaginary friend and Ericks parade story was the best.
4. Red wine.
5. Harmonizing over dessert.
6. Feeling so loved and so safe.
7. The only bummer part was having to leave.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear My voice
I'll be right beside you, dear

Have heart, my dear...

[Run lyrics, by Snow Patrol]

Saturday, October 07, 2006


Had I been born in, say, 1870, I would move to Columbus, Ohio and attend the Zanerian Art School, and become an ornamental penman.

Back in the day, penmanship was an art. These next two examples are done completely by hand. These graduates of the Zanerian College were required to pen their own diplomas!

Some of this script isn't even writing; it's much closer to actually drawing the letters, or engraving them.
And here is my favorite:

Nice, legible penmanship is no longer regarded as an important skill set for life, much less ornamental penman mastery.

I want to be a Master Penman. Hire me, someone! I'll pen your post-it notes, love letters, and wedding invitations for you! Forget Evite - pay me to do it. I'm not as talented as Francis B. Courtney, the Pen Wizard, but I have several fonts you can choose from.

I'm dead serious.