Thursday, February 26, 2009


Painting by Barbara Baum, Leaf Pattern by the Sun
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Post Translation

'My mother, she killed me,
My father, he ate me,
My sister Marlene,
made sure to see
My bones were all gathered together
bound nicely in silk
as neat as can be,
Laid them beneath the Juniper tree,
Tweet, tweet, what a beautiful bird am I...'
(folktales of Aarne-Thompson-Uther
The Juniper Tree)
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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

February 20, 2009

Hope the balloon guy gets to you - Happy Birthday Jordan!
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009


Death Notice
Sometime in the early morning hours, on 2/15/09, after three years and two months of joining our family, Sweetie passed away. Sweetie, a Beta, was beautiful, brave, intelligent, serenity-inducing, loving, patient, a big bubble-maker, a great and noisy eater, a world class swimmer, a good listener. The first photo appeared in Chicagoland Tails, and won $50 in Desert Life Magazine. He was just that photogenic, but never arrogant. He is and will remain, greatly missed. I've had a lot of fish to care for, but never one who was determined to make a connection. Sweetie connected, and we are grateful for the experience. In lieu of flowers or visits to pay your respect, spend some quality time with your pets, by looking into their eyes and making your own connection on a daily basis. Tell them they are smart, beautiful and loved. If you should happen to be in a pet store, walk over to the Beta's in their tiny cramped containers, and know that at least one brightly colored beauty, lived out his life in a large, footed and stemmed, tulip-shaped, crystal bowl, surrounded by love, fresh flowers and candles on those cold days/nights, and gave as much as he received, in extraordinary fishy ways.
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hey 'B'......

your silver charm is in a deep puddle on the rooftop parking lot of Whole Foods in Evanston!
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

well yes of COURSE I'm wearing my googly hearts headband.
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Happy Valentine's Day...

to my longtime Sweetheart

to our beautiful Lucy and Desi

to my wonderful friends (oh, you know who you wonderful ones are)
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Friday, February 13, 2009