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John Duke's Blog – February 2011 Archive (5)


We have finally reached the point where the clay is being spread on the walls. The product from American Clay is a lovely shade of earthy green, with deep textured swirls. Fred has been tutoring Mr. Seals on how to apply it. Mr. Seals says his wife Robin wants him to re-paint their own bathroom ceiling. He is thinking of doing it with…


Added by John Duke on February 26, 2011 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Art in windows, music in bamboo

Music and art are keeping my thoughts elevated this weekend. Maybe I was inspired when I looked up to see the hawk perched high in a tree at the cabin Thursday morning. No matter. The theme developed on Friday when Darien and I attended the opening of a major Picasso exhibition in Richmond, although the cabin was about the…


Added by John Duke on February 21, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Love me, love my cabin

The indomitable Mr. Seals felt the love and fashioned a cupid's heart for our front door out of wood and wire. I know at least one neighbor who is already coveting it. I say, get your own damn valentine.

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Added by John Duke on February 15, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Bold as love

"You're not from around here, are you?" asked Sarah. "You're not Old Richmond?" She caught me as I was leaving the cabin. She owns the property behind us, "the house with the swimming pool" she told me.


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Added by John Duke on February 10, 2011 at 12:21am — No Comments

The true measure

My father was fond of the truism that one should always measure twice and cut once. He is probably shaking his head at this very moment.


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Added by John Duke on February 4, 2011 at 12:43am — No Comments

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