Saturday, March 17, 2018

An Irish Selfie

Clay and Whiskey:

Friday, March 16, 2018

King Horse

A notion in clay.

Woad (II)

2011: Clay

I've always loved the play of water over clay.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mental Models

Take your pick, right?

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Captain, Helper

My good cat Captain loves to help me with the laundry.

What that means:  Our washer is not balanced properly, so until I adjust the machine, the washer flips out and becomes unbalanced and galumphs galumphs galumphs.  I tend to grab a book to read and just sit atop the washer (instead of dealing with the balance issues).  Captain, bless his soul, likes to help me and comes running when he hears the imbalanced washer struggling--and so we both sit atop the washer.

Yesterday while I was at work, the washer was in operation and Captain heard the imbalance and came running to the rescue, standing atop the heaving machine and gentling it with his weight, just a bit.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Lao Tzu: "The Uses of Not"


Thirty spokes
meet in the hub.
Where the wheel isn't
is where it's useful.

Hollowed out,
clay makes a pot.
Where the pot's not
is where it's useful.

Cut doors and windows
to make a room.
Where the room isn't,
there's room for you.

So the profit in what is
is in the use of what isn't.

--Lao Tzu

from Ursula K. Le Guin's
Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: 
A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way