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Lewisburg Arts Festival and Street Fair

The last Saturday in April is the annual street fair during the week long Lewisburg Arts Festival.  This year, unlike the past few, the weather was perfect, 72F and sunny.  Italian Ice and a large pepperoni pie were the favorite fare for the Tweeds and our tagalong, Red Shoemaker.

Metal artist, Roland Paronish, makes kitschy little people out of old railroad spikes. I've seen several craftsmen who make little dudes out of nails, paper clips, etc. The little sculptures pay the bills, but he also had some unique and impressive pieces. My favorite was a sailing schooner (you can see it in the bottom right of the picture) and his showcase piece was a lifesize metal Yoda. (Which you can own for about $3K.) You can see the railroad spike people on his website, Roland Metal Art.

Jon Tritt had tons of animal and nature paintings. Some were quite good. These aren't my style, but he has talent. Some of my veterinarian web design clients may be interested in seeing his work. You can che…

Crick-ettes Snacks Made with Real Crickets

My son and I were at the candy store inside Country Cupboard in Lewisburg, PA. We saw these, and couldn't resist trying them.

That's right, Sour Cream and Onion flavored Crickets!

He picked the flavor. I would have chosen either of the other two options. They have Cheese and Bacon flavored Crickets or, my first choice, Salt and Vinegar Crickets.

We got out to the car and realized there were enough to share. I said we should all try one, to which Kristen and Ainsley both shouted, "NO!".

Ainsley pulled the "I'm a vegetarian" line, but it didn't wash. She claims she doesn't eat cute animals, cows and pigs, but chickens, turkeys, and crabs are ugly so she will eat them. I asked her if she's allowed to eat crickets, because they're pretty ugly. "Yes, they're ugly, but I'm not stupid." I couldn't argue with that logic.

Anyhow, here's our review.

As Jason said, "They kind of taste like stale potato chips."

T…

Letters to my Children

Today is the 11th birthday for my son and daughter, Jason and Ainsley. It's hard to believe that 11 years has passed since the twins were born. My wife asked me to sign their birthday cards and "write something", but I realized "Happy Birthday" wasn't going to suffice. Instead I wrote them each a letter telling them why I love them. I decided to share them with my readers.


Ainsley Grace,
I love you. You're becoming an amazing young woman and an unstoppable force. The word "can't" never crosses your lips. You don't say "I wish", you say "I will". You tell me you're going to be an actress, singer, and fashion designer. I admire the certainty in your voice when you say it. You may not be any of these things, but it won't be because someone said you don't have the talent. It won't be because someone said you can't. Whatever you become, whomever you become, it will be because you control your own dest…