Posts By: Lonita Fraser

Lonita Fraser

Along with trying to learn how to play bass and making art (which involves a glorious amount of mess), I also study Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido, which is a Japanese martial art involving drawing and cutting with the sword, and I sing, mostly jazz.

I was delighted the day I discovered transcription. It’s generalised work not involving specialised training as medical and legal do, that covers the gamut from short recordings of people’s dream diaries, to hours-long university lectures on sociology. If I hadn’t signed an NDA I could tell you the strangest thing I’ve ever had to deal with on that job. But it’ll just have to remain a mystery! It is the first time in my many decades on this earth that I have found work that suits my education, my life experience, my knowledge, and my temperment. Working from home on a contract basis also gives me a rare, and cherished, life flexibility that allows me to pursue other things–or simply to take a nap in the middle of the day if I want to.

I do have a severe vision impairment that has impacted my life from birth. But, while it has been a mighty struggle at times in more ways than I care to go into here, it hasn’t gotten in the way of everything. With my art, even, it’s actually been somewhat of a help. It helps that I like abstract art when sometimes I can’t see the details of what I’m doing!

You can find me online at the places below:

Click On This – Mixamillion

Since variety is the spice of life, here’s a mixed bag of goodies to enjoy over the weekend. Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School Now if they could only furnish you with this in pint-sized form. Museum of Talking Boards And you thought it was just Ouija boards! Sun Jars A little project to bring… Read more »

Click On This – Just Do It

It’s no secret that you can do just about anything online these days, but all that variety gets buried under itself. Here are a few things you might have missed. DaniDraws It’s not so much a do as it is a collection of how to. Drawing tutorials in text and video. Zoho A host of… Read more »

Click On This – Oddities

Just when you thought that perhaps you’d seen it all, someone comes along and proves you wrong. Devout Dolls don’t think devotional in the religious sense. These dolls offer something . . . else. Burton FBI Pocket Tool Not entirely unlike a Swiss Army knife without the knife format. Camouflage Toilet Paper I don’t even… Read more »

In Search Of

Lonita is a regular contributor to The Voice, and she scours the vast realm of the Internet each week to bring readers fascinating and unusual sites in ?Click On This.? In this article, she examines various faiths and the wonderful discoveries that can be made by keeping an open mind. This article originally appeared January… Read more »

Click On This – Wonderworld

A wonderworld is just what readers discover each week as Lonita brings them the unusual, the wonderful, the inspiring, and the just plain weird?all courtesy of the Internet. This edition of Click On This originally appeared July 13, 2007, in issue 1526. Too often, I think, we rush from sun to sun, and do not… Read more »

Click On This – One Thousand Words

Not that print cameras are going the way of the dodo bird anytime soon, but the rise of digital cameras gave rise also to droves of new shutterbugs. The Internet gives all of us photo nuts a forum for showcasing our art, or our insanity. English Russia – Some Not-So-Usual Photos Well someone’s got an… Read more »

Click On This – Give It

It’s a time of year when many of us think about how to stuff stockings, pick presents, and get the gift that’ll make the receiver love you forever. If You’re stuck, or want something a little off the beaten track, why not some of the following? Crazy Cat Lady Action Figure Sadly only comes with… Read more »

Click On This – Kullers

It’s the time of year when many of us turn our thoughts to the bright, the cheery, the warm, the colourful. So, simply put, this is a celebration of colour and colourful things. The Colors of Your College Degree Someday we’re all going to be standing under that candy-striped red-and-white tent wearing something off this… Read more »

Click On This – The Place to Be

Sometimes the places that amaze us are right out in the open; known, famous even. Sometimes, though, the most incredible things are those that sneak out of the land of surprise. The Urban Landscape Project As the site says, ?there is startling beauty to be found in the most unlikely places.? Why not explore? Lost… Read more »

Click On This – Bizzart

Oh what a strange little web we weave, when first we practice . . . art with carrots, sculpture with cardboard, ephemera art, and making our very own photo books. That’s one of the nicest things about the Internet, is how much it lets you play. Bent Objects Bent, but not just in oddness. A… Read more »