Monthly Archives: November 2012

Salon Ad Hoc – an Experiment in Community

Virgil the Watercolorist Tomorrow evening, from 5-9 pm, I’ll be hosting Salon Ad Hoc, an experiment in community. I’ll be featuring the watercolors of Virgil Delegard and the jewelry of Marianna Padilla. I wrote about Virgil in an earlier blog. … Continue reading

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Virgil Delegard – the Next Boomer Trend

Virgil Delegard – painter I’ve been observing an interesting Baby Boomer trend developing: rebirth of the arts.  As we boomers retire, more and more of us are finding the freedom to turn or return to activities that give voice to … Continue reading

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Today Was Becky’s Birthday

Today, was Becky’s birthday; she would have been 63. I started the day by going to the patisserie. It was our special place to go for breakfast treats.  I need to start my day there because I often run into … Continue reading

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Size Does Matter

Not much to say about this. I watched about a half a dozen people try to squeeze their cars into this space and eventually give up. Then came along this SmartCar. Size does matter.  

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the Dog Whisper

There is a fellow who stops by the patisserie almost everyday. He is accompanied by a pack of dogs: a huge pack of dogs. His routine is always the same. He stands by the bench, faces his companions and says, … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Tale

One grey Ohio winter when I was about 10, my mother, father and I drove from Columbus north to my Uncle Norman’s farm, a few miles outside of Fostoria. It was Sunday and we were going to visit my father’s … Continue reading

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Halloween At Patisserie 46

The Piratess,  “Would you like an ARRRRRugula salad with your quiche?” Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Perhaps it is because it is a time when our collective subconscious is allowed to come out and play. It’s sort of … Continue reading

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Voting Day, 2012

   Deceptively short line at my polling place. 11/06/2012 Today is the big day, Election Day! It is only Election Day when Americans come together to make our collective voices heard. It isn’t a holiday, it’s a work day where … Continue reading

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Remembering Becky

Becky’s picture included in the offrenda at Cafe Ena. This has been an emotional week, a powerful time of time of remembering. This is the week of Dia de Los Muertos. The weather has finally changed and the trees are … Continue reading

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