amy s. dalrymple

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Month: March 2017

Ampersand

brass ampersand necklace with jewelry stand

Brass Ampersand Necklace, Amy S. Dalrymple (2016)

This is my philosophy necklace. What, you might ask, does an ampersand symbol stamped in brass have to do with philosophy? Well, hearkening back to the good old days of undergraduate Symbolic Logic, I can tell you that and is a linking term used to join sentences. In my logic book and in my notes, the symbol used is an ampersand. Some people prefer a simple plus sign or perhaps a cute, inverted cursive E, but I’ve always loved ampersands. Continue reading

Chartreuse

chartreuse with cordial glasses

Chartreuse with Cordial Glasses, Amy S. Dalrymple (2016)

Chartreuse. Most people think of this as the color halfway between green and yellow, or a long forgotten member of the 64-pack of Crayola crayons. It’s also one of the oldest herbal liqueurs and the only one that is naturally green in color. So you might think that the silent monks who bestowed this beloved elixir upon us named it after the color that it resembled, but actually, it’s the other way around—the color was named for the liqueur. Continue reading

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