Dirt under my nails

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Date: 25 June 2005 16:38:16

Yesterday was great. I went and saw a friend that I had almost lost touch with that had just moved back. We spent almost two hours just getting caught up. The conversation left me wishing that things could be as simple as they were before. I guess the time between now and then has made me realize that I could not have done anything differently; thus the simplicity.

My dad was digging a whole in the back yard and unearthed some natural clay. I spent yesterday afternoon trying to make pottery out of it. It took me a while to get it damp enough to be pliable without making it mushy. I eventually ended up with two crude, lumpy bowls. After I cleaned up I got on Google and researched primitive pit kilns. From reading about old designs and their flaws I have an idea about something that might work. My bowls are drying right now, but I will let you know in a few days how the experiment works.