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Technical Climbing

  A robust cohort of The Directorate — representing two continents and four countries — met on Zoom last Saturday. It was an event. Life-changing advice was dispensed (and not just by me)+ and many appreciations were offered (from me to readers, from readers to The Photographer and me, from readers to one another), so … Read moreTechnical Climbing

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Mixed Greens, Part II

  With my general love of green and my particular fondness for weirdy green, it’s surprising that I haven’t published more posts on mixing greens. Apparently it’s been FIVE YEARS since my last (official) mixed green post. In the intervening years, I gave away the peacock patterned blouse featured in that earlier post. I wish … Read moreMixed Greens, Part II

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Giving the Cat Something to Think About

  In an effort to keep sharp while we are having less social interaction, The Photographer is doing the crossword puzzles in New Scientist. The English spelling of words is making them harder.   I am not doing anything to keep sharp. So here I am, giving the Zoom cats something to think about.   … Read moreGiving the Cat Something to Think About

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Zoom Theater of The Absurd

  I promised you a sparkly brooch as big as my face, but my fancy took me in a totally different direction this morning.   To see more of the wonders of M&S Schmalberg and learn how they make these exquisite things, visit their website.   If you are looking for bright news and haven’t … Read moreZoom Theater of The Absurd

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I Am Saved

  Before getting dressed this morning, I put away some laundry that had air-dried overnight — which included my track pants. I briefly held them in front of myself and thought, I could wear these today. But then I thought of you (The Directorate) and pulled myself back from the abyss. Speaking of good stuff, … Read moreI Am Saved

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A Jacket With A Past

  Have you started to think about all the academic literature that will be generated in future years discussing the sociology and psychology of the pandemic?   I have. I picture it like an old-fashioned card catalog. “Pandemic, societal changes. Pandemic, societal impact. Pandemic, societal regression.”

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Piled On

  Do you remember when you were little, the fun of a dress-up box? A big piece of the fun is wearing as many things as you can at one time.   For those looking to spend (invest) an hour on this blog, I recommend 2019. I think it was my best year.

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It’s The Little Things Again

  I feel compelled to disclose at the outset that this is a surprisingly long post filled with old clothes.   Better you hear it from me now than discover it for yourself after three minutes of scrolling.   Quickly, here are the old clothes.   There are, however, small lessons to be imparted.   … Read moreIt’s The Little Things Again

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A Most Unnatural Pair of Pants

  Many years ago, I had a pair of comfortable black pants — from Ann Taylor, I think — that I discovered were indestructible. Made of entirely synthetic fibers, the pants could not be stained, shrunken, faded, or stretched out. A colleague and I dubbed them “the plastic pants” and delighted in all the ways … Read moreA Most Unnatural Pair of Pants

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The Best Jacket

  Perhaps if we try to think about dressing for work at home in a more positive mindset, we’ll feel better about it.   Pan-dressing: The Power and the Glory!   I feel better already. You can see in these photos that the back of the jacket is a little longer than the front. I … Read moreThe Best Jacket

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