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kandinsky’s birthday

Today is the birthday of the painter Wassily Kandinsky, and he’s been honored by a well deserved Google Doodle.  I thought I’d join in the celebration with a black and white portrait photograph of the artist from my tumblr collection, … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: the five persons, or the powerful hand

OK.  My goal here is not to offend anyone’s religious or cultural beliefs.  This image, called The Powerful Hand or The Five Persons, is a time honored symbol in a Mexican and Puerto Rican folk religion and combines Catholic symbolism … Continue reading

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more wrestling action! from the moose lodge

Let’s get ready to (small scale) rumble!  Here are some action shots from my famous “wrestling at the Moose Lodge” shoot of last Sunday.  TV wrestling this was not, but its more intimate distances made for some most interesting photographic … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 136: holiday ad

Here’s hoping one more holiday ad isn’t going to drive you around the bend.  At least this one doesn’t have a horrible little song to go with it, like that Surface Pro 3 “Winter Wonderland” spot that has pretty much … Continue reading

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wrestling at the moose lodge

Pro wrestling.  At the local Moose Lodge.  Not necessarily an inviting invitation at first glance, but my husband pointed out that I could take my small camera.  Heck, a challenge is a challenge, right?  It might be interesting. It was … Continue reading

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take a ride on one of those great japanese matchbox labels

Saddle up your favorite snail (a pal is always good for a lift) and come with us for a trip to that very special realm of imagination, the world of the Japanese matchbox label: where absurdity meets high levels of … Continue reading

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december first

It’s the first of December, an important first of the month.  It’s the last month of year, the first month that it’s really winter, and it’s the date when most of us really have to face up to the dreaded … Continue reading

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thanksgiving aftermath in three steps

The new stainless steel roasting pan: at Williams -Sonoma on sale last summer with part of the tax refund.

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king tut– item#262

Continuing yesterday’s tribute to the coolness that is King Tut’s Tomb:Among the many more significant artistic treasures of that first and best Egyptian tomb, my favorite is the elegant Anubis Shrine, sometimes known as the Anubis Ark.  The Egyptian God … Continue reading

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on this date in history, and the greatest novelty song ever

On this date in 1922, Howard Carter, leading an expedition funded by Lorn Carnarvon, opened the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, familiarly known to those who love his pop culture story as “King Tut”.  There’s a  truly great novelty song … Continue reading

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