My office at work doesn't have a window, so I have pictures up for viewing (especially to gaze into while I'm in long phone conversations). And my desk is a beach, with stones from all over, and shells, all of which gets handled and moved around during long calls, as well. I think better when my hands are kept busy. I work mostly at a separate table (to the left of this shot) at a better height. The laptop here is driving the whole office, but I use a big monitor and a full size keyboard on the table. Almost all of my work involves the laptop or the phone. I receive only one or two pieces of regular mail per month, now, and the people I work with are almost all in other states (mostly SC, GA, UT, IL, CA, PA, and TN).
You can also see my wood block print from Marissa Lee in the frame to the right. That's the newest thing on my desk.
>>>> Appendix de Grenouille #3 <<<<
Grenouille is here visiting the other creatures above our oldest son's keyboard. It's one of the oldest computers in the house, with the dropped keyboard missing some of the "F" keys. Tonight we went to the opening of a community theater production of The Music Man which featured our oldest as the bass in the barbershop quartet (the River City School Board). He did a great job and had a marvelous time. It was wonderful to hear him holding long low notes beneath the other three, especially during Lida Rose. We'll be seeing it with more family later (there are four performances) and it will be a pleasure to see it all again. His program bio (each actor wrote their own) was great fun, and included the fact that he has been singing bass since he was 14 (in our church's adult choir).