Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Dear John – er, I mean Dear Glass Manifestations Blog:

After two years (and three days) of blogging together, I’ve come to realize that my heart truly belongs to another.


You see, shortly after we got together, I began hanging out with another blog. One thing led to another and, dear blog, I fell in love. My other blog, What Rhymes with Stanza, is more fun and more active and just seems to have more personality.


No offense to you, of course, but I can’t continue leading this double life, leading you on to believe you’re the only blog in my life. I’ve decided I need to choose between the two of you and commit to a monogamous blogging relationship.

I’m leaving you, Glass blog. And I’m taking my favorite posts with me. And the gallery, of course. That was mine before we got together. You can keep the past posts. Hopefully they will remind you of the good times we had together.


I invite all my Glass Manifestation readers to move with me to

I will continue to write about glass and art and finding inspiration. But the Stanza blog goes further afield into other topics I love as well.

This is our last post together, dear Glass blog. I wish you well as you remain behind and… um… stagnate.

I’ve gotta run now. My Stanza awaits me.


P.S. – You can keep the “About” page. Stanza and I have our own.

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Art and Environment, Again


Talking about glass on my other blog this week. Check it out:

Stained Glass Production: at the Corner of Art and Environment

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New Year 2017


As the sun rises on the first day of 2017, I can’t wait to see what the new year manifests!

Happy New Year to all!

The Daily Post daily prompt: Year

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pothole oasis
resilient perennial
midst asphalt desert

The Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Resilient

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Look What I Found!


This week’s Discover Challenge at The Daily Post asks us to look back at our blog posts for this past year and find a way to build on or synthesize our best work of 2016.

My best work? Well, having only managed a single post for most of the months this year, the “best” of it becomes a rather short list. Nonetheless, I’ve taken on the challenge of using lines from previous posts to create a “found poem.” Here it is:

Glass Scraps

Things aren’t always what they seem.
You can’t sleep on glass, you know.
Does it matter what smashed it?
I really don’t know how it feels to sleep in a ditch,
having never done so. That I recall.

Chewing on lead… bad idea.
What? You think?
Tell that to your Scrabble companions!

Stuff seems to seek us out at every port,
clinging to us like barnacles on a boat.
Take hostas for example. You know,
those green leafy plants that don’t look like ferns.
They do have a certain je ne sais quoi about them, no?
Or maybe a coagulation of gunked up motor oil
stuck to the floor of a mechanic’s garage.
You know how that is, right?

I never goosed anything, quantum or otherwise.
Since I’m too impatient to do all of that,
that session was cut short once the rock shrapnel
began pummeling the inside lining of my kiln.
Okay, I made that last part up.
This is starting to sound like that twine theory stuff.
Much better than the exploding rock episode.

So what is the significance of all of this?
If you can’t stand the heat,
don’t touch the tip of the soldering iron.
But where’s the fun in that?

If Dart has instilled in you a crippling fear of Tiffany lamp shades,
and since that seemed boring as all get out –
well… his work here is done.

The Daily Post’s Discover Challenge: Retrospective

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Never the Same Thrice

rigid glass window
changing moods of daylight dance
heedless of its pane




The Daily Post Discover Challenge: One, Two, Three!

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Flash Forward


Things aren’t always what they seem.

Things don’t always seem what they are.

The Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Mirror

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