Labeling Workshop – Feb 5, 2011

It’s just been finalized that I will be doing a Labeling Workshop at The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, California on February 5, 2011.  Actually, two sessions are planned (one for the morning and one for the afternoon), depending on how many people sign up. The 4-hour class will cover the following:

Ground Burning the Oak Savannah

It’s not often that one gets the opportunity to set fire to 25 acres of grass, brush and slash, but that’s what we got to do yesterday.  “Why?” you might ask.  Well … An Oak Savannah is an area that typically has about 20 – 30 mature oaks per acre, with grass underneath.  Untouched by humans, they generally burn every … Read More

Welcome to George

We just recently welcomed a new addition to our menagerie, George.  He’s a 12-week-old orange male kitten, adopted (rescued?) from a household of about 30 cats and kittens.  So far, he’s fitting into our family life well.

In Memory of Mr. Kitty

Mr. Kitty, my faithful mouser and companion of 12 years, succumbed to feline diabetes a few days ago. He had been diagnosed about 2 years ago and has been better and worse over the course of time, but it finally caught up to him. We got Mr. Kitty in Los Angeles, and a bitty baby. He was actually my daughter’s … Read More

Book Review by Erica Pence

Erica Pence just published a review on my book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling, on her The Bonnie Bath Co. Pro blog.  I’m so pleased that the book was of help to her and that she has recommended it to other soapmakers! See the Eric’s book review.

Small Woodlands Annual Meeting

Last night I attended (well, presided over) the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Coos Curry Small Woodlands Association Annual Meeting and Dinner.  This was my second year as President at the meeting.  We had about 50 people in attendance.  The meeting went quickly and we even got a long motion by the Scholarship Committee dealt with (approved with one amendment). … Read More

In Memory of Adam

My cousin Adam cast aside his earthly restraints on December 31st, heading off into the vast spiritual unknown to seek out whatever new adventures are in store for him.  His body was found at his cabin by his friend, Jim Hollenbeck, who came up and told me. After talking with Jim, I called the Sheriff to see what needed to … Read More

“Soap” by Martin Gardner

Just look at those hands! Did you actually think That the dirt would come off, my daughter, By wiggling your fingers Around in the sink And slapping the top of the water Just look at your face! Did you really suppose Those smudges would all disappear With a dab at your chin And the tip of your nose And a … Read More