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Anyone want to play a game?

I’m in the mood for something different. How about a lateral thinking puzzle? Brain Food describes lateral thinking puzzles as follows: Lateral Thinking Puzzles, unlike most puzzles, are inexact. In a sense, they are a hybrid between puzzles and storytelling. In each puzzle, some clues to a scenario are given, but the clues don’t tell […]

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More food for thought

The ownership and accusation discussion is still attracting a few comments here and there, but has died down for the most part. Because I somehow ended up consumed by this topic again today, I thought I would share with you some links where related observations and conversations have been happening. Just in case you haven’t […]

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Playing with puffy stuff

I’ve been having a creative kind of weekend so far. Last night and today I got to play some more with this earring design I’ve been thinking about for several weeks. I’ve made some improvements to the bead design itself, and I’ve been practicing making my own ear wires. I’m really pleased with them. What […]

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I’ll just take the black ones, please

Aidan came home from school today, all smiles because he won a contest.  We’re not big contest-winners around here, so it’s always so much fun when it actually happens.  He guessed there were 290 jellybeans in the bowl at school.  There were closer to 500, but his guess was the highest, and he won all […]

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Ownership, sharing and accusation

[edited March 20, 2008: I think we had some good discussion here for a while, but we’ve gone from respectful disagreement to finger-pointing and sniping. And I’m not saying I haven’t been a participant in this facet of the discussion, but I do feel it needs to stop. That was never what I had in […]

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The sound of chainsaws in the morning

I think I’m over my pity party regarding my van.  Thank you for attending .  Now I’m just struck by the immenseness of all this. That’s a whole lotta tree.  It’s awfully cool in a “destructive force of nature that thankfully hurt no one” kind of way. Look at the size of that tree trunk!  […]

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Gutsy gusts and such

There’s a wind storm here tonight.  Look what happened to my poor, beautiful van.  A really big tree came down and knocked into another tree, which dropped a big branch onto the van.  The original fallen tree is stretched across our driveway and half of our front yard, blocking us in. I’m thankful that it […]

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Bestsellers for February

Top 5 Sellers* for February, 2008 1 ) DVD:Innovations Celtic Canes and Beads 2 ) DVD:Innovations Arabesque Canes 3 ) DVD: Millefiori Story 4 ) Book: Polymer Clay Beads 5 ) Project Book: Creative Canes Bestsellers for previous months (Bestsellers prior to May, 2007) Want to be notified instantly when this list changes? Click here […]

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