Friday, January 20, 2006

Antique Dealers: Size A-A Or D-D?

  • I love looking for antiques. Show me an antique store and I'll show you a happy woman. I have decided over the years that antique dealers come in two sizes:
  • A-A for Arrange to Appreciate
  • D-D for Dump to Discover
    The A-As have breathtaking arrangements that force the antique seeker to appreciate the similar items selected for matching time period, colors, uses, whatever. The D-Ds just dump boxes, piles, stacks of unrelated items forcing the antique seeker to dig through everything to make his own exciting discovery. I haven't decided if one size suits all.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


I've been thinking about the implications of the word "duty". It's an honorable word and one which commands respect from 99.9% of the population but I just realized that I don't care much for the word and what it implies. I would like to think that if I'm compelled to do something, then I am motivated by more noble reasons than "duty".