Tree of Life Key by Barbara Bixby

I’m always drawn to keys and have collected skeleton keys most of my life. Battered, rusty ones; shiny, tiny silver ones; heavy, tarnished brass ones. I just like them. I like the elongated form and I like the function. Keys

Tree of Life Key by Barbara Bixby

I’m always drawn to keys and have collected skeleton keys most of my life. Battered, rusty ones; shiny, tiny silver ones; heavy, tarnished brass ones. I just like them. I like the elongated form and I like the function. Keys

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Headstones

Today my mother, sisters, and I managed to commit to a headstone for our father/husband. This deceptively simple declaration in no way hints at the angst, acrimony, long discussions, and many iterations that went into the decision. A few numbers:

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Headstones

Today my mother, sisters, and I managed to commit to a headstone for our father/husband. This deceptively simple declaration in no way hints at the angst, acrimony, long discussions, and many iterations that went into the decision. A few numbers:

Barbara Bixby Jeweled Vessels

Bottles and other vessels hold secrets and mysteries. Symbolically, they protect our deepest desires, our dreams — our very essence. Since earliest times, sacred vessels have been integral parts of spiritual ceremonies and rituals — holding purified oils, scented herbs,

Barbara Bixby Jeweled Vessels

Bottles and other vessels hold secrets and mysteries. Symbolically, they protect our deepest desires, our dreams — our very essence. Since earliest times, sacred vessels have been integral parts of spiritual ceremonies and rituals — holding purified oils, scented herbs,

Barbara Bixby Paisley Designs

New Barbara Bixby page added! The paisley motif is one of the most popular of Barbara Bixby’s designs, and she has interpreted this exotic shape in many different materials. Barbara explains: There are many theories about the original inspiration of

Barbara Bixby Paisley Designs

New Barbara Bixby page added! The paisley motif is one of the most popular of Barbara Bixby’s designs, and she has interpreted this exotic shape in many different materials. Barbara explains: There are many theories about the original inspiration of

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Do I Hafta Make a Bucket List?

Bucket lists are just “to do” lists with delusions of grandeur. I have to ask myself: Why make a bucket list? Do we really need them? Somehow, making bucket lists is beginning to seem to me like a Hallmark(TM) holiday.

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Do I Hafta Make a Bucket List?

Bucket lists are just “to do” lists with delusions of grandeur. I have to ask myself: Why make a bucket list? Do we really need them? Somehow, making bucket lists is beginning to seem to me like a Hallmark(TM) holiday.

She Wanted a Cat

My daughter wanted a cat, but my husband was against the idea. He felt that she needed to be old enough to take proper care of a pet before we got one. Opining that third grade was too young to

She Wanted a Cat

My daughter wanted a cat, but my husband was against the idea. He felt that she needed to be old enough to take proper care of a pet before we got one. Opining that third grade was too young to

Elementary Economics

The clearest example of supply and demand economics that I ever encountered was among a group of third graders in an elementary school cafeteria. Every parent who packs lunch for his or her child knows that a certain amount of food trading

Elementary Economics

The clearest example of supply and demand economics that I ever encountered was among a group of third graders in an elementary school cafeteria. Every parent who packs lunch for his or her child knows that a certain amount of food trading