Well, if sitting in a hospital bed with unfamiliar wifi, a laptop that seems determined to fight me to the death and half my passwords/logins missing (they’re on my computer at home, some 350 miles north), isn’t an excuse, what is? So since I did download lots of pictures to iPhoto on the new machine before I left Fairbanks,  you’re going to get pictures.

These really struck me. They're made of colored glass fibers slumped over or into a form. Beautiful, no?

These really struck me. They’re made of colored glass fibers slumped over or into a form. Beautiful, no?

A totally different type of jar, made with a completely different technique

A totally different type of jar, made with a completely different technique

This one has to be just to show it can be done. I[t foamed glass, made to look lie styrofoam that's half melted.

This one has to be just to show it can be done. It’s foamed glass, made to look like styrofoam that’s half melted.

As a ps, I’m happy to say that I’ve been kicked out  released from the hospital, so I’m now back at the motel room but with my keyboard and mouse. And I am trying (cautiously) to get around the room with a cane instead of a walker — one hand is better than none for carrying things.

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