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Birch Bay Public Market

Friday, May 10 through the end of summer, Cathy and I will be selling her hand-made soaps, lotions, and toiletries, along with my photography, note cards, calenders, books, etc.

Come see us!

Across the street from the C Shop

4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay, Washington 98230

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I had an automated blogroll here, powered by Google Reader, but Google, in its near-infinite lack of wisdom, killed Google Reader. Prior to this murder, all I had to do to put a blog on my blogroll (or to take it off) was to place it in a Reader folder called, appropriately enough, "blogroll" (or, of course, to remove it). I use The Old Reader now for following blogs, but it seems to have no way to something similar regarding the blogroll. If you know of a way to do this, please let me know.

The Cabinetmaker, the Photographer, the Sculptor, and the Editor

The Cabinetmaker

John Doe, a cabinetmaker, was wandering through the stacks in the farthest, darkest corner of his local hardwood dealer’s lot one fine spring day, when he came upon a very old piece of old-growth cherry wood that had been lying there air-drying in that very yard for thirty years. It was four inches thick,

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Q: “I am well” or “I am good”?

Today’s non-rule:

“You can’t say ‘I am good,’ because am is a verb, and good is an adjective, and you never use an adjective to modify a verb.”

Well, it is true that you should never use an adjective to modify a verb. Therefore, all of the following must be incorrect:

I am tall.
My wife is short.
My dog

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Bad Advice, Part II – The Banned Tools

Advice on painting:

Eliminate all unneeded colors.

Eliminate all unneeded brush strokes.

Every brush stroke should do one of two things: tell the story or build the subject’s face.

Never use red.

Whenever you want to add a color, ask yourself “Does this color add anything to the face?” If not, eliminate it.

Ok, I made all that up. But I’m

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