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The Kaleidoscope Bowl

The Kaleidoscope Bowl (top) ___________________ The Kaleidoscope Bowl (side) ___________________ The Kaleidoscope Bowl (bottom) ___________________ “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle _________________ Occasionally one picks up an item that doesn’t have much monetary value, and yet it feels as though it has vast psychic value. While on vacation in Sioux City, Iowa, I picked up such an item: a ceramic/pottery bowl at a thrift store that absolutely carries some kind of positive power – what,  I don’t know, just that I “feel” something coming from it. It’s very weird because I usually only feel such spirituality from rocks and mineral specimens (and people, of course). It was obviously done at the hand of child or a childlike person. While the young artist has a fine sense of color, the piece itself is not a wowzers in terms of its physical attributes and form. In fact, it’s a bit

Thought for the Day--April 4, 2011: Keeping Lettuce Fresh and Crisp

Okay, so today's thought is not exactly stellar--one can't shine every day--but here's a tip about keeping lettuce fresh: Always cut off lettuce wedges with a plastic knife. You know how lettuce always seems to turn a rusty color after you have sliced through it with a metal knife? Something in the metal mixes with something in the lettuce, causing the edges to oxidize and the leaves to sag. But this doesn't happen with plastic. I'm sure that this bit of minutia will not change the world in any significant way, but, perhaps, it will extend the life of that head of lettuce you dragged home from the grocery store.

Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment