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Movie Review: Tim’s Vermeer

When I walked into the library, our usually calm librarian started to bubble.  “Remember that DVD you recommended, Tim’s Vermeer?  I just watched it!”  And then, for the next five minutes she flitted from one scene or concept to the next, exclaiming, explaining, commenting, and enjoying the memories. My teen daughters were not quite that […]


One day my daughters began to cut out snowflakes and soon we had a paper blizzard. Now snowflakes, airy white shapes of magical beauty, hang everywhere. If you wish to fill your home with them too, you can make your own free-form snowflakes, as we did for a while, or you can use patterns. The […]

Movie Review: The Vatican Museums 3D

Over the years the Vatican has become home to much of the world’s greatest art. Popes from 1506 to the present collected mankind’s expressions of creativity, hired painters and sculptors, and tried to chronicle man’s search for meaning. From Julius II’s purchase of Laoccoon and his Sons (1506) to Paul VI’s Collection of Modern Religious Art (begun […]

Wordless Wednesday: Marshmallow Sculptures


Review: Shadowed by Grace by Cara Putman

Rachel Justice, an American photographer, is thrilled to get a newspaper assignment to Italy during World War II. She needs the money her photos will earn to fund medical treatment for her dying mother.  However, she’s not counting only on her own photography; she’s also hoping to find her Italian artist father, a man she’s never known and […]

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