Category Archives: food for thought

Mending Fences

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”  Maya Angelou As an artisan, the tools and materials you work with are concrete and finite, predictable and dependable. Humans can be capricious, contradictory, vain, temperamental, and (occasionally) … Continue reading

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The Parthenon Enigma

“Thus, over the course of the fifth century, a new Athenian identity emerges, one carefully constructed to glorify Athens and incite fear in the hearts of its enemies.  The trappings (and overreach) of empire continued to bloat Athenian self-regard.  Still, … Continue reading

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Piñata of Ideas

Ever have a really good idea, and when you float it out there, someone just can’t wait to knock the stuffing out of it.  Yeah!  Just think of it as a piñata, a little out of reach but interesting enough … Continue reading

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Learning Curves 5

  “The beginning of all things lies still in the beyond in the form of ideas that have yet to become real.”  I Ching, hexagram 1, The Creative We live on the upper part of Scull Creek, which flows west … Continue reading

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boomerang

I just ran across this, and had to share it.  I’m reading Boomerang by Michael Lewis, about how different countries mis-handled massive amounts of credit.  So I start searching items on Wiki, just to be sure that I understand what I’m reading. … Continue reading

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a soft answer

Is this the Fayetteville we know and love; or WHAT? The other night, we went out for a while to a benefit for one of our local artists.  Hosted by a popular restaurant, silent auction of donated art, cash bar … Continue reading

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Rice Bowl

“Now the first and greatest of necessities is food, which is the condition of life…”         Plato, The Republic  When I came to Fayetteville in the late seventies, to live with strangers in a rented house, and study English, the University … Continue reading

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