Thursday, September 25, 2008

I'm so confused!

"A person who is acting out self destructively has no reason to change if they do not ever suffer major consequences for their behavior. If they are rescued from consequences, they are enabled to continue practicing their addiction."

The government needs to spend 6 months in a Tough Love group.

So, if I understand it, all those folks in those white buildings in DC are planning to write a 700 billion dollar check to bail out banks/businesses that made really bad decisions/choices about extending credit causing them to be on the verge of collapse so that they will extend more credit to consumers and businesses. Do I have that right?

If so ... I am so sorry. I'm still confused. Wouldn't it make more sense for the government to directly loan responsible consumers and businesses the money to keep the economy afloat, earn revenue on the interest and let the shipwrecks sink?

Needless to say, I'm no economist and it's been more than enough decades since I sat in a lecture hall for economics and finance that were core requirements for the degree I was working on. But something tells me the same can be said for all those folks in those white buildings in DC.

Well, so I've a feeling I'll be confused for a long, long time.

At least I have my craft. It doesn't confuse me. I love working with rings, weaving them into patterns and links. One of my favorite is this "mobius" weave, based on the never-ending circle.

And no, this is not an attempt at heavy-handed metaphor.

I just love that line the Wilberforce character says to the Pitt the Younger character in Amazing Grace.

Fall is here and it's time to put this handcrafted necklace of blue and brass out for the world to see.

It has earrings too. The stone is a blue onyx. I'd love to know how they dye rock, since it didn't come out of the ground this color. It's an amazing color and I think it's perfect with brassy metals.

I haven't come up with a price yet. I'm taking the advice of all those who responded to my earlier post about pricing. The majority said "raise them!" and that is the same advice I received when I posed the problem to my mastermind group I attend here locally. So we shall see.

But for all my readers, any time you purchase from me, whether on Etsy or directly from me, please give me the code DHBlog and you will receive a 15% discount AND free shipping.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


They came from the sky!
Dogs were jumping out of their skins all weekend long!

One even landed in the field outside our backyard!

Then it proceeded to die!

Big dude trying to help the dying creature.

What it takes to land one of these things!

"Smile! You're on Candid Camera."

Awww ... I think this is a mother and son moment!

My neighbor.
He has a bigger camera than me!
I blurred his face.
He works for one of those government contracted companies.
Top secret sort of stuff.
So I blurred him.
Otherwise we'd have to shoot y'all.

It's kinda cool to live a couple of miles away from a balloon festival!

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