pandora's lunchbox: watch what you eat

I have been working hard over the past year or so to improve my diet. Not diet, but be more conscious of the food I eat. I found Melanie Warner's...more

game of thrones: a man must serve

So many interesting things happened last night on the third episode, "High Sparrow," of the fifth season of Game of Thrones. I didn't miss Daenerys and her crew one bit, either. There are a few spoilers included below for those who haven't read the books ...As Jaqen H'ghar, Arya's teacher/mentor/Mr ....more

favorite song friday: low budget

I've been listening to the Kinks album Low Budget lately and am struck by how Ray Davies's songs about how times are tough all over still resonates today — maybe even more strongly than when it was originally released in 1979. Brothers Ray (L) and Dave Davies of The Kinks I'm shopping at Woolworth and low discount storesI'm dropping my standards so that I can buy more...Art takes time, time is moneyMoney's scarce and that ain't funnyMillionaires are things of the pastWe're in a low budgetville where nothing can lastMoney's rare there's none to be foundSo don't think I'm tight if I don't buy a roundI'm on a low budgetWhat did you sayYes I'm on a low budgetI thought you said thatI'm on a low budgetI'm a cut price person in a low budget land The entire album is great, but "Low Budget," "Catch Me Now I'm Falling," "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman," "A Gallon of Gas," and "Misery" are favorites ....more

sketchbook thursday

The kid and I attend Art After Dark events at our local art museum the Norton on Thursday nights. One of our favorites are when they feature art workshops, like Sketchbook Thursday. The kid took a photo of me hard at work, sketching from a model from the Norton's spiral staircase (I'm at the far right) ....more

tom & huck: lost in translation

Kids will like the latest filmed version of the adventures of Mark Twain's classic characters, Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, but adults may be left wishing for more.The film features some of the most memorable moments from Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Tom having to paint a white picket fence, he and Huck attending their own funeral, his romance with Becky Thatcher, and their getting lost in the cave. While it is fun to see these scenes depicted, there is something missing, some sense of urgency or mischief that leaves everything feeling a bit flat. ... Add to that an almost unrecognizable Val Kilmer as Mark Twain, narrating the proceedings, and you have a slightly surreal take on an American classic. .. ....more

a note to readers ...

Dear regular and occasional readers of my blog, I truly thank you, for checking in from time to time. You may have noticed that lately things around here are a bit picture-heavy recently. I have really been hunkering down on a long-form writing project, as well as doing a lot of art reading for my aspiring docent gig, so I have had to take a tiny step back from blogging ....more

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