Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Do you really want to know?

Why do you read blogs? Do you really want to know what I'm thinking at this moment of the day or are you trying to find some great deal? Maybe you are trying to learn how to sell what you create by reaching the folks who read blogs.

Peering at blogs is sometimes like opening up someone's diary.
eeeewwww! I didn't want to know that!
oooohhhhhh! I didn't know that!
ooooooooooo! I've never thought of that!

Blogs are about revelation. The blogger reveals themselves by what they write and the reader reveals themselves by their reaction to the blog.

Why do we feel the need to open ourselves to folks we don't know well. Do we have this same openness to our intimate circle? Do we have an intimate circle? Is technology forcing us to lose our connection with intimate relationships and we try to replace them with superficial communication on a grand scale.

I just watched RV (the movie) last night. Ipods and blackberries and laptops! A family adrift on the sea of technology who found themselves in an RV.

With whom are you intimate? (Hardhat anyone?)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Epiphany

Epiphany - a divine manifestation. Can one have a happy divine manifestation? Well, maybe I'm not talking about that kind of epiphany.

Today is the Twelfth Day of Christmas when the Episcopal Church (and others) celebrates the occasion of the Three Wise Men bringing gifts to the Christ Child. We celebrated with a feast of Shepherd's Pie, green beans and bread. (Yes, in a 99% gluten free household we had bread.) Also I made a
Galette des Rois or Three Kings Cake consisting of puff pastry (more gluten) and almond paste and a bean hidden in it.

Why a bean??? The finder of the bean gets to be king for the day and write the house blessing on the front door. + 20 Christus Mansionem Benedicat 09+ "May Christ Bless this House."

Update on my mother....she stayed in the hospital for 5 days and was allowed to come home when her platelets reached 100,000. She has continued to improve and the bruising was gone by Christmas. She has continued to have her platelets checked weekly while being weaned off her meds and is doing gloriously well. Platelets 300,000 now.

In addition to everything else in my artist life...I'm working almost full time at Target and feel fortunate to have a job in these times.

Now that life has settled a bit...I'll do my best to post more than once a month.

Happy New Year to ALL!!