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pithy

“Pithy” is a word that doesn’t sound anything like it means. I thought it meant “pathetic” and “weak”. Here’s dictionary.com’s definition: pithy   [pith-ee]adjective, pithier, pithiest.1. brief, forceful, and meaningful in expression; full of vigor, substance, or meaning; terse; forcible: a pithy observation.

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lots and lots of scissors

lots and lots of scissors

Search for just about anything on Google Images and among the results will be images that sorta don’t fit in with the rest. Do a Google Images search for “scissors” and the results are surprisingly consistent. Though look at the subtleties between the images. An interesting difference is open versus closed scissors. Danger or safety? […]

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multi-function mouse

multi-function mouse

Why does a computer mouse have to have just one function? I want a pair of scissors to be my computer mouse. It can cut paper AND navigate my computer. With all these multi-function devices in our world, how has the computer mouse remained in a state of singularity? This idea came to me when […]

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seventeen

I had a senior moment and seriously thought the word “seventeen” had a hyphen in it and had to look it up on dictionary.com. To my surprise the first definition for the word is, “a cardinal number, 10 plus 7”. Really? That’s an odd way of thinking of a number. So then, I looked up […]

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KRALC KCAJ

KRALC KCAJ

Why am I posting an image of the 1986 Topps tattoo featuring Jack Clark of the St. Louis Cardinals? – “Jack Clark” is such a simple name that seeing it backwards has a nice graphic look to it especially seeing the backwards “K” start each name. – The backwards name also reminds me of Harry […]

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fun with postcards

fun with postcards

I love postcards. I’m talking old-fashioned Post Cards. Get a penny stamp. Lick it. Slap it on the back. Write a message with an ink pen with your bare hand. Use elegant cursive. Write the recipient’s address, again with your bare hand. Throw it in a mail box. No keyboards, e-mail, dot com that or […]

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Chrysostom & Eudoxia by Laurens

Chrysostom & Eudoxia by Laurens

I was struck by this incredible painting by Jean-Paul Laurens when doing some research on Chrysostom. It is loosely titled, “John Chrysostom and Aelia Eudoxia”. Other places it is “John Chrysostom confronts Aelia Eudoxia”. It is dated to the 1880s. [see title and date update in Post Note] The formal interplay of space and scale […]

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comparing twins' QR codes

comparing twins’ QR codes

Here’s the QR codes for me, www.erikmaldre.com (left) and my twin brother, mattmaldre.com (right). Do we look like QR twins? UPDATE. Thanks to the bright minds over at sparxmind.com for provided the graphic below detailing the differences between the forementioned QR codes. From sparx, “Just for the sake of being thorough, here is an image […]

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I am a bolt cutter

I am a bolt cutter

Key cutters and bolt cutters are from the cutter family, but couldn’t be more different. Key cutters are defensive and help protect. Bolt cutters are offensive and help invade.

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