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Fritz

What is generosity ? Really, on a deep level. I think I am again learning this. Experiencing this. Participating in this.
This weekend I received an act of generosity . . . and it was and is both humbling and deeply meaningful.
This morning I made a cup of cappuccino in a mug that was given to me in 1975 in another act of generosity.
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Fritz gathered his own clays & glazes, grew grapes, had a collection of rocks & minerals, and worked an organic garden.
He worked with his hands. And he was a generous and kind man.
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Whenever you visited him he gave you something he had made with his own hands.
It’s a bit chipped and I’ve broken, given away or lost most of these over the years, but this one remains a favorite.
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a place to work

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Available Prints & Editions

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Meena the Shop Cat

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Keep the Earth Round & Orbiting

A new hand printed edition of forty on 236# Flurry cover, numbered 1/40 - 40/40. In three hand-mixed colors. Available in the toMake™ store. Castellar 24 pt with Bixler 18 pt ornaments in a letterpress and a hand carved stone matrix run; 6 by 9 in.
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Practice

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Grief, Loss & Death

I have over the years, recorded the names of lost family, friends and lovers on a skull. In recent years there have been more loses and I have now many names to write on the skull. It’s a good practice of grief, loss and death.

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And then there has been the recent terriorists attack and loss of the alleyway flamingos.
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The yellow beak’d flamingo made it to the protected area in the garden before the killing.
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Snow & Terrorists

Busy printing an edition of 40 cards today; inside. I lost two flamingos this week to alley terriorists. Sad, they had been with the press for many years.
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then & now

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Touch the Earth

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If you wear shoes … the earth is covered in leather.
If you drive a car … the earth is covered in cement & emissions.
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fACT: The Livingness of Our Planet is in Danger
Open your Heart and Touch the Earth with Kindness and Caring
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Let's Be Clear

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Put Earth First Letterpress Broadside
'Put Earth First' is a 18.5” by 25” letterpress broadside on Sakamoto kozo, hand-rubbed, copyright by Steven R Holloway, and designed & produced by toMake™ Press & Editions. Suitable for framing and making a statement about your priorities. Shipped domestic USPS Priority in a tube. S+H not included.

We Voted

Meena the Cat says; “We Voted … You Lost … Now Leave.”
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AT WORK

We do need a new bridge, I just wish bicycles had been given more respect in the design & construction. Clearly the cyclists voices were not heard. This is socialism at work however, something Montana voters believe to be close to evil incarnate … $250 per voter of outside money in negative ads bought the state a GOP sweep.

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May All Living Beings

May all living beings be well, happy and peaceful.

May no harm come to them.
May no difficulties come to them.
May no problems come to them.
May they always meet with success.

May they also have patience, courage, understanding, and determination
to meet and overcome inevitable difficulties, problems, and failures in life.

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End Our National Crisis

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