At the Sign of the Black Hound Art, History & Design

fireworks

Fireworks!

Last night we went to Movie Night in the local park followed by fireworks. It was small town Americana, and that is not a criticism. I will however, criticize (because, ya know, that’s how...

Sad businesswoman

HR? Get OUT of the hiring business

From the “Ask the Headhunter” website. I’ve extracted some of the real gems, but you should read the whole article because this is truth to power. In spades. Better question: Should Human Resources (HR)...

Mary_Anning_painting

Mary Anning

From Wikipedia: Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was a British fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world for important findings she made in the Jurassic marine fossil beds at Lyme Regis in Dorset, a county in Southwest...

Owls cardigan sweater

Knitting: Owls Cardigan Sweater

Finally finished this lovely pattern from Kate Davies. I converted it to a cardigan and decided to only provide ‘eyes’ to only one owl. Buttons came from the stash. Really nice knit. Went relatively...

Scrabble Christmas

Scrabble night

We play board games. Tonite was Scrabble night. The Old Man is wicked good at Scrabble. and the winning board …. It was a nice way to pass the time. Quiet and removed from...

Winter Solstice altar

Winter Solstice 2013

Ave! Solstice! As if signaling that the Sun is indeed on his return run, the weather for Solstice was warm and sunny in a region where at this time of year there should be...