Lost and Found

Coffee with Lee

Ever felt lost? Well, not in a literal sense- I mean, we have Google Maps, come on! I mean the other type of misdirection. More like confusion but not confused per se. Like you still know what you want, but you don’t. Well, let me make it easy for you. To understand me.

Hi, welcome to my blog. I happen to spitball a lot.

Basically, three things usually make me go nuts. Love, Friendships, slushies, mentos, ice cream, burgers and the occasional existential crisis. Sorry, I don’t subscribe to fixed numbers, lol. Okay, serious business now, I won’t lie. I don’t know where to start, so I’m just going to continue typing and hope I come up with something that resembles a good train of thought. I also promise this is not my M.O- the confused writer who doesn’t know where to start! It’s been an unfortunate coincidence. If you…

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Melanin… — Believe The Realization Of Ewe.

Melanin Pigments in Human Pineal Gland Author(s): Koshy, S. & Vettivel, S. Vol. 50, No. 2 (2001-07 – 2001-12) Department of Anatomy, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India Abstract Masson-Fontana staining confirmed the presence of melanin pigments in the human adult pineal gland. In 1-10 years age group, the pigments were present within the pinealocytes. In […]

Melanin… — Believe The Realization Of Ewe.

This is not my first rodeo (real talk about getting through this)


After a lifetime career of serving the United States overseas as a federal employee and the spouse of a federal employee Foreign Service Officer, I’ve lived through fatal pandemics, lockdowns, and years of nothing on grocery store shelves. My family made it through, and you can too. Here’s what I’ve learned.


We served in Caracas, Venezuela a few years ago, spanning the transition from Chavez to Maduro. When we arrived, things were pretty bad – in fact, worse than we’d be led to believe – and we were now in a country facing deep shortages and gripped by fear, uncertainty, and anger. When we arrived, economic issues were at the root of the pervasive violence: carjackings were common, as were muggings, home break-ins, and kidnappings. And when I say “common” I mean it. Everyone knew someone who’d been the victim of at least one of these, despite security measures…

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Quiet Book Club #2: Planes, Knives, Cabinets, Oh My! — Lost Art Press

This post is a continuation from a series of posts following a “read-along” or book club of sorts. This week, I’ll be discussing a second chunk of “A Cabinetmaker’s Notebook” by James Krenov, up to page 51. Next week, we’ll reading up to page 69, and you can leave comments and questions about pages 51-69 in […]

Quiet Book Club #2: Planes, Knives, Cabinets, Oh My! — Lost Art Press

Inspiration in a packet

Ignited thoughts from the past.

Mermaid of the Plains

While shopping around my collection of short stories, exercising my patience, and basically finding a normal groove to life after graduate school, I’ve found little inspiration in my writing. I toyed with two ideas, one being a book about a father and son based on one of the characters repeated throughout my collection. The second was a venture into the world of monster novels. No vampires or werewolves, but based on the traditional plot structure of Stoker’s Dracula, complete with monster weaknesses and magic weapons. I compiled research for the latter, but couldn’t write. The results: the father/son book has an intro., the monster novel has two chapters.

Then, I bought Barbara Kingsolver’s The Lacuna. This was a book I’d been wanting for a while. I brought it home, poured a glass of wine, and sat in my favorite reading spot on the deck. One chapter in, I stopped…

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Meet the Comet: Interview with Aspen Golann — Lost Art Press

Comfort, v. 1. To strengthen; to encourage; to support; to invigorate. — The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles Had it not been for COVID-19, many of us would have been in southwestern Massachusetts this weekend for Fine Woodworking Live. Even as a hard-core loner I had a blast there last year, and while […]

Meet the Comet: Interview with Aspen Golann — Lost Art Press

A Dozen Quotes by John Green to Help You Write Your Novel —

John Green (born in 1977) is the beloved author of The Fault in Our Stars, Turtles All the Way Down, and Looking for Alaska. Here are a dozen of his wonderful quotes to help you write your novel! 1. Writing is something you do alone. It’s a profession for introverts who wanna tell you a […]

A Dozen Quotes by John Green to Help You Write Your Novel —

John Brown Week: Day 6 — Lost Art Press

Traditional Woodwork is a meaningless phrase. Traditional to when? To the carpenter of Bethlehem? Or the carpenters of the great mediaeval cathedrals, Chippendale or Sheraton? It so happens, by the timing of technology, that all work of centuries gone by was done without power, there wasn’t any. As amateurs we have no need to use […]

John Brown Week: Day 6 — Lost Art Press

Note to self: I personally like the chairs design. Has a comfortable look, strong seat, tall back. I can sit and lean back,, ” sit a spell”…