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Buying New or Making Do?

It’s time to start a new project!

How will you approach it? Will you buy new or make do?

Will you shop for the love of shopping and stockpile fabrics, yarns, beads, foodstuffs on speculation? 1,011 more words

Celebrating Hands At Home

Things are going to change whether we like it or not

My parents generation worried about nuclear war and my generation worry about climate change, how people responded to both has been quite similar though the realities are very different.  506 more words

Climate Change

Chuck it aaaart

Mrs Gnomepants: So we might get our lovely period bath re-enamelled rather than buy a new one. Its a lovely original cast iron bath.
Ma Gnomepants: Why would you want to do that? 802 more words


The Library Made Me Do It (Again)

More books read for the Summer Reading Program. (I really need a job.)

Anasazi murder mystery. And archeologists 800 or so years later. And witches. And dead people. 363 more words

What to Buy

My last post, What do I know? was my actual attempt to answer that question.  Obviously I didn’t succeed.  It’s reflexive to retroactively criticize myself for being obtuse and rambling and sounding like an armchair physicist, and that’s what I’d be doing right now if I hadn’t just spent hours watching interviews with David Foster Wallace, listening to him say what he thinks and then beat himself up over it.  584 more words

Books + TV + Movies + Games

A Brief Introduction

Hello readers. You’ve happened upon this blog by chance or with intention, and I’m glad you’re here. Let me say a few words about who I am and why I started this project. 395 more words

A Huge List of Things Part 3.

The inspiration for the Huge List of things is here  and Part 1  and Part 2.

I have finally got round to finishing it!

On with the list… 1,159 more words