Friday, June 18, 2010

Book Recommendation

I read Dreams of the Compass Rose, by Vera Nazarian, when it first was published in a paper edition. Marvelous reading! If you are not familiar with Vera's writing, here is a chance to start out with what is perhaps her best work . . . although Lords of Rainbow was really good, too.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Photos Online

I am trying to be more timely in letting folks know what is happening, but...not doing so well. Sorry!

  • I have quit posting daily photographs at and canceled my ewb user ID there because of a loosening of restrictions on photos that I would just as soon not run into on a daily basis. I have opened a new account there (quietspaces), but am just keeping it alive by posting photos specifically to themes and challenges.
  • I have moved my *good* stuff to, where in addition to browsing, you are welcome to indulge yourself by purchasing a postcard or greeting card. (BTW, one of my photos was selected yesterday as one of the "featured" photos of the week by the Flowering Bulbs group.)
  • I am beginning to put smaller versions of my photo paintings in a special album at Postcard Art, and that probably will branch out into various groupings.
  • Still working on weeding out and organizing my photos at my LiveJournal site (which is also user ID quietspaces).
I hope that you come across photo art pieces that you enjoy.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I have added more gluten-free recipes at my Quiet Spaces blog. Have been doing fairly well, this spring, until Thursday and Friday, when the MCS and tree pollens finally caught up with me. Am going to try getting back on the exercise bike, today, after having missed two days. (Hate having my total miles for the week under 50.) Updating "The Art of the Moment" is next on my list. Totally blew the April poetry writing. It was nice to have another solid month of free-lance work, however. Good trade-off.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Oyster Stew

I've added my own (gluten-free) oyster stew recipe to my QuietSpaces blog.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Written Word on Facebook

I am now on Facebook. At my brother Tim's suggestion, I got a personal account some time ago (look for Liz Bennefeld). This week, I added a "local business" page for The Written Word. I expect it to be easier to keep it current for office hours, vacation days, and such. In spite of the hazard of perfumes, fabric softeners, lotions, and hairspray, I still enjoy being able to meet with customers when I can. In the course of conversations, topics arise that should be addressed, but wouldn't have surfaced, otherwise. I (usually) like the challenge of unexpected problems to solve.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Quiet Spaces updates

I have added a "My Kitchen" section to my Quiet Spaces blog. (I know, not a photo blog at this point, but what is one to do?) So far I have added oyster loaf, macaroons, peanut butter cookies, depression cake, and egg custard. Everything is (or can be made) gluten free.