Archive for 2016

  • Searching for Truth (pastel) by Polly Castor

    Best of This Blog 2016

    By on December 31, 2016

    Here is a list, as concisely as I can offer it, of the best of this blog in the...

  • Bits and Clips December 2016

    Bits and Clips for December 2016

    By on December 30, 2016

    Here is the best of what I read or saw on the internet this month. I hope you find...

  • Reading Challenge for 2017

    Reading Challenge for 2017

    By on December 29, 2016

    Please join me for this year’s reading challenge! I hope you like the new list. I think it is...

  • Halibut with Sri Lankan Sauce

    Recipe: Sri Lankan Sauce for Fish

    By on December 28, 2016

    This sauce is dynamic and delicious, and takes a bland protein (we used halibut) into another stratosphere.

  • Books We Got for Christmas

    By on December 27, 2016

    Here are the books that were under our family's tree this Christmas. What books did you receive that you...

  • handmade oblong pottery plates

    Pottery Plates I Made My Husband for Christmas

    By on December 26, 2016

    All three were carved and glazed while still wet with a technique called sgraffito before they were fired.

  • Christmas Photos 2016

    By on December 25, 2016

    Merry Christmas! It is so good to have all of our kids home for Christmas! I hope you are having...

  • Christmas Links

    Christmas Links 2016

    By on December 24, 2016

    Merry Christmas! Here are some recent links revenant to the holiday... Wishing you the hope and joy of...

  • Photos of Christmas creche at the MET

    Christmas Creche at the MET

    By on December 23, 2016

    I enjoyed seeing this immense, detailed creche, with all of its tiny vignettes.

  • 2016 reading challenge complete

    2016 Reading Challenge Complete

    By on December 22, 2016

    It has been a bit of a scramble to complete my Reading Challenge for this year, but I'm going...

  • empty bowls project

    Our Daughter’s Empty Bowls Glazed

    By on December 21, 2016

    Many of you wanted to see what her colossal effort looked like glazed, so here they are, before they...

  • Name the Christmas Carol Puzzle

    Name the Christmas Carol Puzzle

    By on December 20, 2016

    Here is the fun puzzle we had people do at our party, and I thought you might want to...