The Alphabet Julen: G

Zsa-Zsa Gabor

A personal hero. Actress and Diva. Read her biography. It's both fascinating and hilarious. I have two words for you: Kemel Ataturk.

Gallery of Rejected Design

Many years ago, when most of my professional work was embargoed, I made up a grouping of designs that never made it, in lieu of a formal portfolio. Eventually, of course, I could make that formal portfolio.


I'm a Geek. I'm not afraid to admit it. I've always been a geek. Half of my family are geeks. I'm too offbeat to be a nerd, and I'm too atypical to merely fascinated. Geekery is good. Many years ago, I wrote up a tongue-in-cheek "guide" to knowing if you were a geek; this is probably the second-most stolen thing I've ever done. Seriously, some people owe me money.


My mom once gave me a picture of myself that I've always liked. I'm around the age of 3, and sitting in the middle of the bumpy dirt of the barn pen. Six geese are grazing around me. At that age, I was tolerated by the geese.


Between the Morbecks and Haydens, there's a whole mass of family ties to be ferreted out. The "Where did the Haydens come from, exactly?" question remains unproven, but we've uncovered a great-great-great-great-great grandmother who was the only woman ever prosecuted for witchcraft in the state of Pennsylvania (She got off! Turns out it's not illegal to ride a broom in Pennsylvania! Thanks Penn, Jr!). We also remain sure that the Lafayette rumors are wishful thinking and self-aggrandizement. The story about another great-great-great grandfather sending his sons out to sell shiny buttons only to follow a few days later preaching about vanity IS true, though! This is one of those sections I've always intended to flesh out and have always gotten distracted by other shinier baubles.


Seriously underrated.


If you've poked around this site at all, you will know I love glass, in all its forms. There's something beautiful about well-crafted glass - color and light forged together into a beautiful form has the power to transfix, whether it is a lovely bowl or a superbly designed stained-glass object. I have a particular fondness for bright, colorful, well-formed West Virginian glass. There's a magic in a well made, beautifully designed vessel.



Our ponds always have goldfish in them - comets and shubunkins and moors and fantails and all combinations resulting.

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