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.