Monthly Archives: October 2007

My first pieced quilt

Categories: Family, Quilting/Sewing/Knitting/Crafting

I realized recently that I don’t have a digital picture of the first quilt I pieced. So I took one. I made this the year I graduated from high school, 1996. I bought a book about strip quilting and bought … Keep reading

Welcome to Utah

Categories: Education, Politics

One of the arguments for vouchers is that there is going to be a huge number of people moving to Utah soon and there isn’t room for them in our public schools. I have decided to put that argument into … Keep reading

Picking a Music Box

Categories: Family, Life

When my family moved to our home in West Valley in 1982, there was a shelf above the stairs that my parents didn’t have anything to put on when they were decorating for Christmas. So they bought a music box … Keep reading

Education & Money – their value in my life and relationships

Categories: Education, Life, Relationships

Someone I know recently asked: Is having a degree from college important, if so, why? If not, why not? He went on to wonder about the role of different levels of education in relationships and if educational or monetary success … Keep reading

Happy Birthday

Categories: Life, Science & Tech

My website turns four today. Thank you for enjoying the last four years with me. In the words of a song: No one else Can speak the words on your lips Drench yourself in words unspoken Live your life with … Keep reading

Parents for choosing to be selfish in Utah (a.k.a. Parents for Choice)

Categories: Education, Politics, Venting

There is a group called “Parents for Choice in Education” that is nothing more than a gathering for the selfish parents in Utah. They are not for choice for all parents in Utah. They are really trying to get all … Keep reading

Sewing on the Barter System

Categories: Quilting/Sewing/Knitting/Crafting, Work

The barter system is great. I do something for you – you do something for me. For the last year and a half I’ve worked a few days a month at the fabric store near my house. And it has … Keep reading