Making Seed Bombs

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Among the best ways to spend a day? Make things with people you love. In this case we’re mixing wildflower seeds with clay and fertilizer to make seed bombs.

Bonus? Finding a whole virtual roll of photos on my camera that someone had taken. It’s like a surprise gift!

Great patterns

Saturday, May 4, 2019

My sister got in town a few days ago and was spending the first leg of her journey up with my nephews. They live out there. I love seeing the expanse of farmlands along the way to their house.

Another bonus of the drive? The potential for great audio. In this case it was the TED radio hour on NPR and this segment on aging: Journalist Joshua Prager explores the stages of life through quotes from great writers. (Note: the link makes it look like the video is the thing to click on, but I actually listened to the radio segment which is the smaller play button above.)

There are these great patterns through life, and we all go through them.

The conversation goes on…

There are things we can learn about ourselves wherever we are in life from people that have been there before.

Yep. That feels right. But to play the other side of the coin, I don’t think we learn from quotes as much as we verify what we’ve already experienced.

The Parking Lot Experiment, 2019

Friday, May 3, 2019

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, the Art Academy threw a block party and Wave Pool kicked in with their Parking Lot Experiment.

The PSA set up our tent of political signs and handed out flyers about the tax abatement that is decimating our public schools. Turned out to be a solid evening of meaningful conversations. Yay.

Each time I get with our group I learn a different viewpoint and ask new questions. I may lament the work to get it all set up and whatnot, but it pays off in perspective.

Midnight Owl

Thursday, May 2, 2019

We had one of these transistor radios growing up.

Bubo Clash of the TitansI felt like it came from another universe and marveled at it, but this was likely fueled by the radio’s similarities to the mechanical owl Bubo from 1981’s Clash of the Titans, (which we had on Laserdisc).

This is a lot of nostalgia to unpack, I know, but the rest of this particular day was less interesting to record.

Lucius

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Caught a video by Lucius at the top of this post by Swiss-Miss and became instantly smitten. A little digging revealed they were opening their tour in Cincinnati in a few weeks!

I bought tickets without exploring their back catalog and invited a few friends. It was beyond lovely; their harmonies were beautiful. Bonus? Checking out the newly remodeled Memorial Hall. Even in the sweaty nosebleeds, the venue holds a certain charm—very likely my favorite in the city.

See if Lucius is on tour near you.

A few more shots from earlier in the evening

C-3PO & R2-D2

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

I saw this stop frame animation and couldn’t believe the level of articulation in the action figure of Spiderman. Turns out it’s from Hot Toys and they do a bunch of pop culture stuff, including Star Wars.

It’s not May the 4th yet, but I treated myself to these droids and plan to treat them like heirlooms.

An old birthday mix

Monday, April 29, 2019

Tom found this old mix he and others put together for my 30th birthday party. It almost looks like I have a cleft chin there but we’ll never know now.

( Tom also put the mix on the streaming services: Spotify / Apple Music )

Lies

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Bed Bath & Beyond knows how to stretch a towel for decor.