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(Yes, the title is German! More about that in a moment!) We went last night to see the stage musical, “Flashdance.“
 I wound up reconnecting with something I recognized as a lifelong ...
by BeninSC
Comment Count 88 comments on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
Bottom Line First: $400.00 is our goal for this project. Well, actually less than that as there is a challenge at the end of the diary that will put a dent in the overall goal. Compared to most ...
by JaxDem
Comment Count 62 comments on Tue Apr 15, 2014 at 05:30 PM PDT with 47 Recommends
Years ago I was hired by a local contractor to work as a carpenter's apprentice and was paired with a guy named Larry. On my first day I watched Larry trace the angle of one board on to another, and ...
by Elizaveta
Comment Count 41 comments on Sun Apr 06, 2014 at 04:01 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
Quilt Ann and I made for irishwitch and her husband -- we used a heart block from one book and pieced borders from another. The fabric choices and colorways were our own. One of the most pleasant ...
by Sara R
Comment Count 117 comments on Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 04:00 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
On 3. 1, 2, 3 and: WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and ...
by mmontanaman
Comment Count 110 comments on Sat Mar 01, 2014 at 05:00 PM PST with 47 Recommends
D’var Torah: Tetsaveh Torah reading: Exodus 27:20 to 30:10. Haftarah: Ezekiel 43: 10-27. When I was a young child -- maybe 7 or 8 years old -- I set out to read the entire (Christian) Bible, from ...
by Eowyn9
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:11 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Preface This diary is not one of those calls for reform that argues that "the schools have failed" and advocates more and harder work for all parties -- that sort of reform was rebutted admirably ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 21 comments on Sun Dec 22, 2013 at 01:00 PM PST with 23 Recommends
Warning: This is a messy subject, and I have no idea what the conclusion is going to be, or if there will be one. Continue reading at your own risk. I generally find that the process of commenting ...
by serendipityisabitch
Comment Count 50 comments on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 02:02 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Note: This essay is both a celebration of human creativity and community, and a paean to artists, craftsmen, storytellers, songwriters, musicians, poets, writers, dancers and dreamers - and any and ...
by One Pissed Off Liberal
Comment Count 68 comments on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST with 128 Recommends
The Importance of Creativity By Doug Stuber, Visiting Assistant Professor, English Language and Literature, Chonnam National University There is a great book by Rollo May called “The Courage ...
by dougstuber
Comment Count 7 comments on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 01:49 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
This doesn't really surprise me that much: For instance, the IT guy—and they're about three times more likely to be men than women—doesn't necessarily have a computer-science degree. About a ...
by angryea
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 04:46 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
If you have a great idea in the age of the Internet, you need to push it out via ...
by Ted Rall
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Oct 07, 2013 at 03:02 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
The patient chisel works, a tap or two or three, slicing, biting clean cuts. A smooth notch, a square tenon. Brass fits without gaps. The fools I've known flailed with hammers in a hurry. They ...
by ruleoflaw
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 10:28 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
On reading, creativity, fear of conversion, and other-people's-...
by Spencer Troxell
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Sep 02, 2013 at 11:49 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Silence, as every meditator knows, confers the opportunity to notice what matters most. This past week, I've been noticing our ideas about age and thinking about an important event approaching fast: ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Aug 23, 2013 at 07:30 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Quick: Name a few cities that come to mind when you think of France... Paris? Bien sûr, but you can do better than that. Cannes? Mais oui, you've been reading the entertainment pages. Marseille? ...
by citisven
Comment Count 40 comments on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 03:53 PM PDT with 60 Recommends
a (bike) writer with a camera self-portrait In 2009, after 13 years of wordsmithing and playing in a rock & roll band accompanied by a series of eclectic day jobs, I set out to be ...
by citisven
Comment Count 72 comments on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 02:17 PM PDT with 102 Recommends
The Art of Recology: The Artist in Residence Program 1990-2013 San Francisco Airport Museum, March – October 2013 United Terminal 3 (exhibition viewable by ticketed passengers) This exhibition ...
by citisven
Comment Count 83 comments on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 05:27 PM PDT with 85 Recommends
I went looking for newly stated goals today on Climate Change today by the American President -- and found a whole lot more. Obama's mantra: 'Peace with justice' by David Jackson, The Oval, USA ...
by jamess
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 07:40 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Okay, it’s Legend, But I Don’t Care! Claim: A physics professor gives a final examination that requires his students to explain how to measure the height of a tall building using a barometer.
by BeninSC
Comment Count 73 comments on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 07:00 PM PDT with 43 Recommends