“I always try to make something unique, original, and well crafted. Authorship and craftsmanship are very important to me. When I was working in architecture, I learned to appreciate accuracy. This ability helps me when I work on my handbags.” - Hania
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George Bernard Shaw warned us to “Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”
Shaw is a fabulous person to quote, I rely on his words liberally and often. Also, full disclosure that I’m an anthropology major by trade and got a substantial kick out of fitting the ‘armchair anthropologists’ joke into this one (a term that refers to academics who don’t venture too far outside the library and hide from actual fieldwork – a crime anthropologists were especially guilty of in the early years of the discipline).
Raymond Chandler reminds us to stay humble, as our wits are about as eternal as the food turning soft in our fridge (I’m looking at you cabbage…).
“Cleverness, like perhaps strawberries, is a perishable commodity.”
I find quote-hoarding to be a fabulous method of borrowing the knowledgable thoughts of others when my own fails.
Insect anatomy scheme
A- Head // B- Thorax // C- Abdomen
1 antenna - 2 ocelli (lower) - 3 ocelli (upper) - 4 compound eye - 5 brain (cerebral ganglia) - 6 prothorax - 7 dorsal artery - 8 tracheal tubes (trunk with spiracle) - 9 mesothorax - 10 metathorax - 11 first wing - 12 second wing - 13 mid-gut (stomach) - 14 heart - 15 ovary - 16 hind-gut (intestine, rectum & anus) - 17 anus - 18 vagina - 19 nerve chord (abdominal ganglia) - 20 Malpighian tubes - 21 pillow - 22 claws - 23 tarsus - 24 tibia - 25 femur - 26 trochanter - 27 fore-gut (crop, gizzard) - 28 thoracic ganglion - 29 coxa - 30 salivary gland - 31 subesophageal ganglion - 32 mouthparts
Source: Wikimedia Commons (File:Robal.png by Piotr Jaworski, PioM)