The Dance of the Jewel

You enchantingly craft your words…, … gems that thrill our hearts. Rather effortlessly, it seems, You bend over your tureen, Humming and thumbing your well-worn needle. You squint and adjust your focals, Shake the bowl in unspoken incantation, You single out this stone, and set it by that one. You stir the bowl again andContinue reading “The Dance of the Jewel”

Why Normal Women Shop at Nordstrom’s

In the US, I call it junking. The Aussies call it up-shopping. I like that term. Other references include thrifting, second-handing, and up-cycling among others. This is a highly skilled operation that few appreciate and even fewer master. I can’t tell you how many times I get a compliment on an item I’m wearing, thenContinue reading “Why Normal Women Shop at Nordstrom’s”