The Real Fireworks

January 10, 2010Blog, Blogging, Holidays

Here’s what we did on New Year’s Eve. I’d been drawing fireworks in the sky, and that was fun, but it was all part of a plot to pysch myself up to go stand outside in 5 degree weather at midnight. I’m kind of a wimp about these things, so it took some mental prep … Read More

The Power of Tag Clouds and Vintage Photo Friday

September 18, 2009Blogging, Vintage Stuff

I used to think that tag clouds were silly, but now I’m starting see what they can do if you tag your blog posts. Yesterday a reporter from the St. Louis Beacon called me to ask questions for a story she’s writing about Quilt National 2009 that’s opening soon at the Foundry Art Centre in … Read More

Circular Writing is like Circular Knitting

September 16, 2009Blogging, Featured, Writing

I used to think that writing was a linear thing, and it can be if you’re telling a story. Then blogs came along, and it seemed to make sense to write and post things in order, because in the beginning they were kind of just an online diary of events or ideas. Now there’s the … Read More

On the Road to a Better Blog

September 11, 2009Blogging, Tech

I’m not talking about appearances, I’m talking about structure. If you’ve been reading my blog, you know the look of PaMdora’s box hasn’t changed much over the last couple of years. But I’ve been writing here about four years total, and there have been a variety of looks. Yesterday I played around with a few … Read More

The Power of WordPress

September 3, 2009Blogging, Tech, Writing

Self-imposed WordPress camp, that’s where I’ve been the for the last couple of weeks. It’s not a real camp, but just me with my laptop on the dining room table hooked up to the internet. But I like to use the term to describe the intensity with which I’ve been learning how to better use … Read More

Yoga, the Moon, and the Zone

January 25, 2005Blogging, Writing

This morning the old 1904 part of the house where I normally do yoga was freezing! I guess the radiator heat system is broken. Not being able to do my yoga there, I moved my mat, quilts, and other yoga props into the new part of house. At first I was disgruntled by the uneven … Read More