Just popping in to share this

From a friend elseweb:

Michelle Bachmann is not going to run again! She announced very very early
this morning that this would be her last campaign. She’s facing ethical
concerns, plus the commute back and forth to her planet is a real killer.

That flat, nasal, uninflected serial killer voice will be gone! W00t!

This absolutely made my day.

Geoff and I are dealing with a LOT of paperwork and details and bureaucracy right now.  We found yet another crack in the system, when we fell into it, naturally, so we’re trying to climb out of it.  More on that later.  Till then, just rejoice with MN.


A rare event, indeed

It’s not often I get to talk about three of my favorite subjects in a single post: cetaceans; 19th century technology; and maritime archaeology.  But it seems an exceedingly rare Howell torpedo has been found off the coast of Coronado, California – by dolphins trained by the U.S. Navy.

Honestly, this is amazing.  There was only one of these that was known to exist, and now another has been found in the ocean… by dolphins.  It just boggles the mind.  It makes me wonder if anyone has ever tried using dolphins to deliberately search for shipwrecks.


Work without ceasing

This is a passage from 1 Thessalonians I’ve always liked. (NSRV).  I’ve tweaked it a little to reflect our current circumstances.

Rejoice always, 17 pray work without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit.
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What NOT to say when you’re at a craft show

I’ve done 4 shows in the last two weeks.  It’s been tiring but fun.  I met some really fun and really talented crafters, especially at Cambridge Open Studios.  (COS is, by the way, also showing this weekend.  Yes, you should go if you can.  It’s amazing.)

What was striking was not only how great the community of crafters were to each other, but also how great most of the people visiting the show were to us.  However, like any barrel of apples, there were a few rotten ones.

Everything listed below was actually said to me or one of the people I met over the last two weekends.  When you’re at a craft show, don’t be this person.

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Cambridge Open Studios this weekend!

Come see Singing Stones Jewelry this weekend at Cambridge Open Studios.

Open Studios 2013 Poster-small

I’m participating this weekend and will be at location #35.  There will be a shuttle running both days to allow people to get to all of the locations on the map.

Open Studios 2013 NorthWest BrochureMap-small

To download the brochure for the entire weekend click here.

I’ll have plenty of great Mother’s Day and Graduation gifts and I’ll be designing and working on site.  I hope to see you there.  We’ll be open each day from 12-6.


It’s good to laugh to keep from crying…

and honestly, I don’t remember the last time I laughed so often and so hard at anything, much less at a subject that has hit Kelly and I personally so very, very hard.  And the economy has definitely hit Kelly and I quite hard in the past few years.

Thank you, Stephen Colbert.

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Singing Stones Jewelry this weekend!

I’m participating in two jewelry shows this weekend, please come and see me!

Saturday I’ll be a part of Somerville Open Studios at location #15.  This is as a part of the Somerville Local Artists Market at The Burren in Davis Square.  I’ll have my jewelry for sale and would love to see you there.

I'll be there on Saturday May 4th.
I’ll be there on Saturday May 4th.

On Sunday I’ll be vending as a part of Harvard Square Mayfair.  I’ll be on Church Street under a red tent near the bead store and Border Cafe.  Please come and check out my cool new setup.  There will be great food, vendors, music, and entertainment for the whole family.

Mayfair poster-web

The weather will be absolutely beautiful this weekend so please come out and enjoy all that Cambridge and Somerville have to offer.  The hours both days are 12-6.

I hope to see you there.


Come on. We’re better than this.

Honestly, I wish I knew why some people have such a problem with anyone different than them.  American culture is one of the most heterogenous imaginable.  And yet there are still so many people afraid of “them”, whether it be gays, foreigners, or in this case, Muslims.

A U.S. Army veteran, who served in Iraq and is still in the Army Reserve, was apparently attacked by his fare last week.  And the guy was screaming about terrorists and the Boston bombing and whatnot.

You know, from a certain point of view, the group that has created the overwhelming majority of the problems I have had in my life is angry, bigoted white meathead rednecks.  Does that mean we should start profiling white rednecks?  Or start reporting “suspicious” white rednecks to the police? Does that mean all white rednecks are the same?  No, they aren’t.  It’s absurd.  And so is blaming all 1 billion plus Muslims for the acts of a small minority.  It’s not like Christians have been free of committing horrific violence in the name of their religious views.  So get over yourselves, people.  Try learning a little, opening your mind, maybe cracking open a book or two.  And for God’s sake, turn off the TV and the talk radio.  It’s only making things worse.