Monthly Archives: August 2012

Using Vintage Paper to Make Origami Shapes

       Origami is a popular past time for people of all ages.  This Japanese art of paper folding is used to make figures ranging from simple animal shapes to complex sculptural pieces.  You can use most kinds of … Continue reading

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Finding a Soulmate: The Spinster and the Beggar

The Spinster and the Beggar        A lonely spinster walked daily down a narrow street to her place of employment as a librarian. She wanted for nothing, for she had a well paying job, and she was always … Continue reading

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A Young Chimpanzee’s Growth and Development

When baby chimpanzees are cross-fostered in a human home, the result is an enculturated chimpanzee. Project Bow was founded in order to show that chimpanzees can not only acquire human language, but are also capable of literacy. Read this article about Bow to see how it all began. Continue reading

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How to dress when pregnant

  Finally you have conceived and just found out that you are pregnant. You may be one of the many women who look forward to the day when you can fit into maternity clothes. Some women loathe wearing maternity clothes; … Continue reading

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Buy Rubies for a Virtuous Woman

Buy Rubies for a Virtuous Woman      Nothing says “I love you” like a precious stone in a tasteful setting. Many women prefer diamonds, because they can cut glass and can be used as a weapon, as well as an … Continue reading

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In Case There’s a Fox

In Case There’s a Fox [This article was deemed idle by Hubpages and has been republished here. Its original publication date was November 2010.] In Case There’s a Fox is a poem I wrote for my daughter when she was four … Continue reading

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Fun Christmas Gift ideas

Most of us just do not have tons of money to spend on Christmas gifts this year. Rather than buy a lot of things someone might not like, it is better to invest in one item they will enjoy. Shoppers … Continue reading

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Bedtime Stories: Of Dust and Strings and Everything

       [Note: This article was first published on Hubpages in 2008. It has been deemed idle and de-indexed, so I am republishing it here.] My daughter received a copy of The Golden Compass for Christmas from old family friends. I would … Continue reading

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Drawing The Pinnacles Up In The San Bernardino Mountains: Part 2

This is the second part of drawing a colored pencil illustration of the Pinnacles up in the San Bernardino Mountains. In this phase of the drawing I have finished drawing the boulders on the Pinnacles. The reference photograph and my … Continue reading

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Drawing The Pinnacles Up In the San Bernardino Mountains: Part 1

  I have finished my drawing of the Pinnacles, which are magnificent hills covered with large boulders. When I was young I grew up with a view of the Pinnacles from where I lived in the San Bernardino Mountains, and … Continue reading

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