Designs I Like

Iris Pondside

June 18, 2014

‘Iris Pondside‘ Ceramic Tile Mural by Brian D Gryphon A spray of purple-blue iris beside a central Ohio pond in May. Look closely for the cocoon as you drink in the cool purple-blue iris flags […]


Books of Pride

June 7, 2014

June is LGBT/Queer Pride Month We are celebrating with discounts and specials! From now through June 30, 2014 (ET) save on our books at CreateSpace. Use Code H6RH9MN4 at Check Out and save US$5.00 each […]

Politics And More

Buy Local- Support Small Business

November 12, 2013

As the major buying season of the year approaches there are movements afoot to encourage you to spend your money at businesses that most directly benefit your community. Each year there are attempts to encourage […]

Politics And More

POD Thoughts

June 28, 2013

Some thoughts on the state of the pod-world today. This started out as a response to the question “why?” asked in the PODforYou Forums about recent changes at and but is a bit […]

Politics And More

Little Blessings

April 17, 2013

I’ve mentioned before that I have been supplementing my income by doing seasonal work with a national School Picture firm. As I wrote last fall, the job is formula-driven to control costs and ensure consistency. […]

Designs I Like

Photography and Chakras

August 13, 2012

Going Within to See Outside An Exploration of the Interplay Between Photography and the Chakras Written and Illustrated by Christina M. Pagan You might recognize the artist’s name; I previously shared her poem about photography […]