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What is a Flower Frog?

Art Pottery Frog-shaped Flower Frog

If you’re not into floral arranging or antiquing you may have never seen a flower frog.  Flower frogs, or floral frogs, aren’t amphibians that hang out in flower pots, they’re actually a floral arranging tool that secures the stems of flowers in the base of your vase or other display vessel.  Flower frogs can be…

Conquering Mocha Icebox Cookies

I conquered a fear tonight – I’m not talking something profound like coming to a peace agreement with spiders, or nimbly climbing up to the rooftop via ladder, no, my fear was icebox cookies.  They’re one of those recipes I’ve bookmarked and pinned and yet skirted around the edges of ever baking. Why are they…

Yearning to Head Off The Beaten Path

Image courtesy of 63025.com I found a kindred spirit via Medium last week. (Not A medium fortune teller type, but Medium “A better place to read and write things that matter” per their tagline.)  For years I’ve been too lazy and cheap to book travel for my vacations, so instead I turn to my battered…

Words: Presumably

Presumably when one owns their own domain name said domain name would have relevant content on it. Presumably one would be prepared to have their new co-workers see that site when welcomed to the company.  Presumably if that isn’t the case you don’t care that much and you don’t sweat it.  Yeah… right.  That’s why…

Google Authorship for Writing Blogs

image credit: socialmediaweek.org I’ve had this blog article in an open tab for over a week and just managed to get through the article today. I’m thankful that I didn’t do my usual and close all tabs and forget about reading it.  Michael O’Neill at Geonetric (a cool tech company in Cedar Rapids) did a great job…

Words: Perspective

via streetperspective.com though I’d appreciate original source info to credit. Perspective is an element that is going to come into play strongly in the novel I’m (kinda sorta working my way to working on.)  Since we’re in a sci-fi/fantasy world my characters have limited knowledge of how the magic that they use day-to-day works.  To…

Words: Integrity

Robin Hood Statue near Nottingham Castle I don’t refer to Wikipedia a lot, I realize that there’s a whole world of people out there who use it regularly, but it’s not my common practice.  Integrity has been on my mind a lot recently, so I wanted to be sure that my internal definition matched a…