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tatra snaps

You saw its formal portrait yesterday, that silver Tatra 600 Tatraplan of 1950.  Here are a few snapshots of the same beautiful model.  Yes, it sports a bumper sticker, but don’t worry: “Jak se màš?” translates from the Czech* as … Continue reading

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free the giant internet salamander!

There is a giant salamander in China. It is 5 feet long, possibly 200 years old and is on the Internet.  While I am glad to be able to see this marvelous beast, and that scientists have been able to … Continue reading

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“a camel for christmas”

I wish I’d written the title of this post, but I didn’t.   It’s  actually the title of today’s post on one of my favorite blogs, Twilight Beasts. This blog is dedicated to the wonderful animals of the Pleistocene, and … Continue reading

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awesome cars (in japan) to make you happy

Posting early for you car lovers out there who may want to waste some time today looking at some pretty good snapshots of a whole lot of beautiful and unusual automobiles.   (Just a sample. Love those old Toyota Crowns.) … Continue reading

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marshmallow test post

Testing the new WordPress app update, running on a Nexus 5 under Android Marshmallow, by presenting you with a random photograph from that phone’s camera. (It turned out to be a photograph of a Presidential glass limousine painted an interesting … Continue reading

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waste time in our beautiful world

It’s Labor Day in the US–  which means it’s a bank holiday and most of us are kicking back.  But even if you’re not, wherever you are, take some time to relax with a most addictive collection of beautiful, semi … Continue reading

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the sunday threes (#2 in a series)

Continuing our weekly exploration of the historical obsession of the world’s matchbox label design industry with the number three.  This week: “The Three Something”.

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hulk smash haiku problem

Regular readers know that I like minimalist poetry and have been known to dabble in writing it, but that I also feel that the strict haiku form, designed for the syllable patterns of Japanese, doesn’t work that well in English.  … Continue reading

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fortune cookie fortunes

For reasons that will become clear eventually, I have been collecting genuine fortune cookie fortunes from off the internet.  Here are a few good ones that I won’t be using in my new story. “Your shoes will make you happy … Continue reading

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internet shopping list

A partial list for late night shopping on the internet: Aurora fountain pen ink, black (2 bottles) Belt from strapworks.com in zippy “rainbow trout” pattern to match my camera strap Keen Newport sandals (buy now for best color choice or … Continue reading

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