Author Archives: Margaret McGaffey Fisk

Things That Make Me Smile No.140: Unusual “Life”

Back in 2012, before I started doing the smiles, I included a fun video of a self-locomoting art project with the below comment. Someone posted a different video in one of the steampunk groups I belong to, and I remembered … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 04-06-2018

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Life (Space) The Cassini mission makes the existence of some form of life in the Saturn System plausible because it found liquid water. Librarians (Interesting People) An economic recovery … Continue reading

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Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed with Time by Simon Garfield

This book is one man’s fixation on time through the ages, something that neither diminishes his interesting stories and bits of time-related histories, nor prevents the discovery of fascinating notes begging to be shared. I also appreciate how the impact … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.139: A Tale of Greyhound Bus People

You might have noticed I didn’t post on my blog for the last half of the month. I had a family emergency and couldn’t manage to get the posts ready, but that very event inspired this post. Because of how … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.138: Creativity with Metal

I’m taking a little break from the book posts so I thought I’d share a short film I ran across. It is about Alan William, a metal artist, and his creative process. Enjoy.

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