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“everybody but mike”

Today’s guest co-blogger is Wolfie, who not only submitted the image but also suggested the title of the post.  (Hey, I am as lazy as the next person.)  But it really is a wonderful picture, and an absolutely mind bending … Continue reading

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super flemish!

Now that I have your attention, have you ever wondered how famous characters from popular culture would look if they had “lived”  in the 16th Century and posed for their portraits in Flemish costume?  It’s sort of an odd question, … Continue reading

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more of those extraordinary haitian sculptures

I can’t get these guys out of my head.  Visits to the Field Museum are usually fairly rare life events., once every two or three years at best, if I’m lucky, but I’m already plotting to get back before the … Continue reading

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portrait of a harbor seal

Most people who like dogs also like seals and sea lions, the fish eating dogs of the sea. (Corgis: We like fish!)  I took this portrait of a harbor seal at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, during a demonstration … Continue reading

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the hand of buddha

If you watch a lot of cooking shows on the Food Network or elsewhere, you are familiar with the weird looking citrus fruit called the “Buddha’s Hand”.  It is a kind of citron, widely eaten in Asia and also displayed … Continue reading

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“voudou: sacred powers of haiti” at the field museum

Or “My really sort of messed up visit to an amazing exhibit of extraordinary artifacts”.  I could have used this visit to learn a lot about the truly fascinating nation of Haiti, where indigenous, African, and Western/Christian cultures combined to  … Continue reading

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who controls the conservatory?

While I was carrying my camera through the Lincoln Park Zoo last week, I found this scene in the Conservatory.I don’t know what delicate controls are behind that once-green- painted wheel, but the palm tree seems pretty determined to get … Continue reading

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actual jazz in an actual basement

This weekend I went out to see some actual jazz in an actual basement.  How atmospheric!  Granted, traditional jazz basements are full of smoke, which current laws forbid, but the ceilings and the lights were low, the seating was eclectic … Continue reading

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the best character name ever

Election time is here, and even though it’s an off year, a few signs have cropped up here and there in the yards of the neighborhood.  And with those signs came the best character name ever– or so I thought. … Continue reading

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dogwood: all in a row

Sorry, but it’s a riotous world of intense color out there and you just can’t keep me inside.  The way dogwood leaves and the buds of next year’s flowers arrange themselves is endlessly fascinating.  There are way too many images … Continue reading

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