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Impressions

Impressions

impress: 1325–75; ME <>impressus ptp. of imprimere to press into or upon, impress, equiv. to im- + pressus ptp. of premere (comb. form -primere) to pressto press (a thing) into or on something. to produce (a mark, figure, etc.) by pressure; stamp; imprint: to apply […]

Keeping Backyard Chickens … My Experience

Keeping Backyard Chickens … My Experience

My long journey to being vegan began, in part, by keeping chickens. Many years ago, I was living on about six acres in a rural area when I got the brilliant idea to get chickens. I devoted several months to reading about the care of […]

In the Pacman Garden

In the Pacman Garden

My grandkids were chasing each other in through the raised beds in the garden the other day and I thought, “Hey, this reminds me of something … what is it??” Then I realized … “Pacman! We’ve made a life sized Pacman maze!”    

Treadmill Desk

Treadmill Desk

It’s made of a few pieces of PVC and a board and fits over the treadmill. It works even better now that I use it with a laptop …  I like it!

More About Heinz

More About Heinz

Here’s a bit of what I was able to learn about Heinz so far … Heinz Wertheim was born in Bremke, Germany, on June 26th 1921. He was a shoemaker and married Ruth Zeilnziger. They were deported together to the transit camp, Westerbork, near Assen, […]

An Update on Heinz and Ruth

An Update on Heinz and Ruth

I was able to contact the family of a woman who I though may have been the wife of Heinz Wertheim. Despite the extremely unusual last/maiden name (I could find only one Ruth Wertheim in the US), and that the two women have similar birth […]

The Name on the Postcard was Heinz

The Name on the Postcard was Heinz

And the story continues …  I emailed back and forth with a very helpful researcher from Westerbork, who couldn’t find any record of a Henry Wertheim … so I sent a copy of the postcard, and it turns out that the first name on the […]

A Postcard from Henry

A Postcard from Henry

*This is a story that started, for me, several years ago when I bought this postcard. I’d like to share how it’s unfolded up to today … This is how it begins. “I have a suitcase full of these cards,” the dealer said. I bought […]

Which Sugar is Vegan?

Which Sugar is Vegan?

What to do about the sugar? Some granulated cane sugar is filtered and whitened using bone charcoal. It doesn’t contain an animal product, but an animal product has been used in its making. In the view of some, this means it’s not vegan. And that’s […]

Resist

Resist

resist: 1325–75; ME resisten (v.) < L resistere to remain standing,a substance that prevents or inhibits some effect from taking place I really like a textured looking background, but I paint in very thin washes, which isn’t compatible with the thicker and more opaque layers that […]