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Quote of the Week

When I find a quote on Monday that I’d like to use on Wednesday, I should really write it down.

-Magpie

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Look! A Magpie

Magpie, A Month of SundriesRendered in Illustrator, with many thanks to affehaus of Jaded Monkey for the concept art!

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This is an excuse to combine two of my interests: fonts and photography.  Every Monday, I’ll post a new letter.  While the weekly letters will cycle through the alphabet, they’ll also belong to particular alphabets that will get filled in over time, such as “Tools” or “Edible”.

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Some of the sorts of letters I’ll be posting:

F (Handle With Care)ound:  these are working letters, sent out into the world to earn their keep.

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H (Mullions)idden:  these are letters that lurk in all manner of unlikely places, just waiting to be noticed.

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S  (Tech Support)cavenged:  these are sculpted letters, constructed from odds-and-ends and spare parts.

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Basic No-Knead Bread

Fresh homemade bread

For much of history and in cultures the world over, bread making has been a part of daily routine.  There are still places where this is true today, but in modern societies where “time is money” prevails, homemade bread can seem like a luxury not easily afforded.

The process of making the bread can be a pleasure unto itself; if you enjoy baking, and are fortunate enough to have time to pursue it, then fresh baked goods may already be part of your routine.  If, on the other hand, you long for homemade bread but lack enthusiasm for devoting precious “free” time to the cause, don’t despair— give this quick and easy no-knead recipe a try.  But be warned, once hooked, you may find yourself enjoying baking more than you thought you would!

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A Month of Sundries, August 2011

Galveston Island State Park

click for desktop wallpaper (iPod wallpaper below the fold)

 
 

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The hardest thing of all to see is what is really there.

-J.A. Baker, The Peregrine

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Random

Hello!  I’m Magpie.

Welcome to the Nest of Many Things.  Here be…  (Dragons? You never can tell.) Writing, tasty foodstuffs, photography.  All manner of Shiny Things that happen to catch my eye.

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