All Systems Red by Martha Wells

ALL SYSTEMS RED BY MARTHA WELLS

On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied droid-a self-aware SecUnit...

THE REALITY OF TUNA CASSEROLE

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock. Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

 
 
 
Stagecoach Mary

STAGECOACH MARY

Mary Fields : Freighter, cook, domestic worker, star route mail carrier, first African-American woman star route mail carrier in the...

The Ferry

THE FERRY

The Ferry , E. Phillips Fox I love the brightness of the women's gowns against the brown of the wharf and ferry.

 
 
 

RETURNING TO THE MUD

The French in another context call this "nostalgia for the mud." They mean a bourgeois romanticization of impoverishment. But I mean...

The Night of the 3rd Ult

THE NIGHT OF THE 3RD ULT

The Night of the 3D Ult.. First edition, first issue. Set in London, in a lower class boarding house, and concerns the doings of both...

 
 
 

THE FIRE OF HELL IS SIMPLY THE LIGHT OF GOD AS EXPERIENCED BY THOSE WHO REJECT IT

It has been well said by a great saint that the fire of Hell is simply the light of God as experienced by those who reject it; to those,...

Andy-cane

ANDY-CANE

The holidays are past and we regretfully give up our candy canes until next year. But we've got something even better - our Andy-cane!

 
 
 
Psalm 5 - The Holiness of God and the Power of Words

PSALM 5 - THE HOLINESS OF GOD AND THE POWER OF WORDS

When you see the evildoers planning to lie in wait for you, and you wish your prayer to be heard, get up at dawn and say Psalm 5. Athanasius,...

Waratah

WARATAH

"Waratah" by Lucien Henry, 1887. Waratah, a blossoming shrub, is a plant native to Australia. Via J.R.'s Art Place I never heard of...

 
 
 

I HAD HEARD THAT I WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE, AND MY SOUL SANG FOR JOY

The optimist's pleasure was prosaic, for it dwelt on the naturalness of everything; the Christian pleasure was poetic, for it dwelt...

JULIE AND SCOTT REMEMBER DOING THIS EPISODE WITH ONE OTHER PERSON, BUT HOW CAN THEY BE SURE?

Will Duquette joins them for Episode 248 of A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast. And he brought Tuyo by Rachel Neumeier with him so...

 
 
 

MEDITATION ON A PUDDING

Let us seriously reflect of what a pudding is composed. It is composed of flour that once waved in the golden grain, and drank the...

A Movie You Might Have Missed 32 - The Body Snatcher

A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 32 - THE BODY SNATCHER

It's been 11 years since I began this series highlighting movies I wished more people knew about. I'm rerunning it from the beginning...

 
 
 
Wood in the Snow

WOOD IN THE SNOW

Woods in the Snow , Peder Mørk Mønsted It snowed here on Sunday and that is a really rare sight. The snow didn't get this deep and...

All Things Made New by Stratford Caldecott

ALL THINGS MADE NEW BY STRATFORD CALDECOTT

All Things Made New explores the Christian mysteries by studying the symbolism, cosmology, and meaning of the Book of Revelation, as...

 
 
 

CHRISTMAS - THE BELLS!

Our last seasonal quote as the official Christmas season ends on Sunday with the Baptism of the Lord. From my quote journal. I heard...

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW BY AMOR TOWLES

In 1922 Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal and is sentenced to house arrest in the...

 
 
 

THE HIDING PLACE - GOING ON MY "ANNUAL READING LIST"

I just reread this for an upcoming book club meeting. It has resonated over the past few days, informing my faith and drawing me closer...

Best of 2020 - Podcasts

BEST OF 2020 - PODCASTS

My top picks from podcasts I discovered last year. As always, they may be old, but my listening was brand new in 2020. In no particular...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Contemporary, Impressionistic Landscape Floral Palette Knife Original Oil...

Contemporary, Impressionistic Landscape Floral Palette Knife Original Oil Painting by Sheri Jones

Blue Front 20x16 oil on canvas This is a house I walk by in my neighborhood. I loved the light and colorful trim and have thought about painting it for a while. I took artistic... Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Fine Art Print, Trees, “Wonderland” by Carol Nelson...

Contemporary Landscape Fine Art Print, Trees, “Wonderland” by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Fine Art Prints in Various Sizes and Substrates are Available HERE Read more ...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media, Alcohol Ink Painting "FLOWERS BY...

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media, Alcohol Ink Painting "FLOWERS BY THE WINDOW" by Contemporary Artist Lou Jordan

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media, Alcohol Ink 14"x11" Alcohol ink on Yupo , matted and Framed Read more ...

Pine Tree, Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Painting,Colorado Landscape...

Pine Tree, Contemporary Impressionist Landscape Painting,Colorado Landscape, Fine Art Oil Painting,“Solitary Pine” by Colorado Contemporary Fine Artist Jody Ahrens

One solitary pine tree stands alone on this remote dirt road, like a Great Ruler surveying his subjects below. Farmlands stretch out in the distance, protected by a range of... Read more ...

Red Glass, Blue Glass, Glass Sculpture, Glass Tray, Glass Art, Contemporary...

Red Glass, Blue Glass, Glass Sculpture, Glass Tray, Glass Art, Contemporary Art, “A TROPICAL RAINBOW” by Florida Contemporary Artist Mary Ann Ziegler

24"x8"x1/4 " Glass Tray/Sculpture /Available $450 This price includes insured shipping within the U.S. Click H ERE to purchase. Visit to Read more ...

Rebirth of Twelve Homesteads / gad·line+ studio

Rebirth of Twelve Homesteads / gad·line+ studio

1 courtyard. Image gad·line+ studio Location: Tai'an, Shandong, China Project Year: 2020 Photographs: ZY Architectural Photography Photographs: Jie Pan Area: 2216.0 m2 Read more ...

Pandemic Pillow Painting in Update

Pandemic Pillow Painting in Update

I was going to be random about the placement of the cut color printouts of the photos of our pandemic pillows play. Then I decided that organizing them by color or pattern... Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Fine Art Print, Trees, “Wonderland” by Carol Nelson...

Contemporary Landscape Fine Art Print, Trees, “Wonderland” by Carol Nelson Fine Art

Fine Art Prints in Various Sizes and Substrates are Available HERE Read more ...

Ger House / AtelierJun

Ger House / AtelierJun

84-5 Ganghwadong-ro 74beon-gil, Gilsang-myeon, Kanghwa, Incheon, South Korea Project Year: 2020 Photographs: Namgoong Sun Area: 99.0 m2 Read more ...

Moynihan Train Hall / SOM

Moynihan Train Hall / SOM

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Location: New York, United States Project Year: 2021 Photographs: Nicholas Knight | Empire State Development Photographs: Lucas Blair Simpson | SOM... Read more ...