Monthly Archives: March 2013

What Robespierre said

Here’s that foreign king again.  Say it, Robespierre: “The most extravagant idea that can be born in the head of a political thinker is to believe that it suffices for people to enter, weapons in hand, among a foreign people … Continue reading

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Otherworld

Sometimes all I can think about is getting something beautiful to put on myself.  Of course my idea of something beautiful might not be the same as everyone’s.  I recently wore a new pair of shoes to work.  They are … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Elk Place rooming house, Rochester, New York

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Panic Button Monday – so casual she is literally wearing a rat

Every time I push the panic button, this shows up.

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Who’s in charge?

Sometimes it’s not clear who is in charge. This fabulous patriotic steed,  pawing the air in the general direction of a great American historic district, certainly feels he is running this show.  These sad old buildings make me look even … Continue reading

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The foreign king

This week is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and here is an antique Chinese puppet I have been thinking about as the week has approached. This puppet shares one thing in common with every culture: it shows … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Lunch counter at The Butcher & Larder, Chicago

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Bang! Pow! Panic Button Monday disapproves of the garbage, approves of the awesome car ride home

Every time I push the panic button, this shows up.

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The leprechaun mists

This is an actual display on an actual shelf in an actual antique market around here, no elements rearranged by me.

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Dollar Store dolls

This photo makes me uncomfortable – do you see it too? All these dolls have been dressed in gowns, then slid into boxes.  Here is your own box, and your own peg on the wall.  Now smile!  

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