Monthly Archives: July 2013

Machu Picchu Rediscovered

Where and when are the settings for your favorite daydreams? Many of us think about exotic locales with adventurous people at a time when our knowledge of the world was just beginning to expand. One of my favorite mental escapes … Continue reading

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Hail Neptunus

I’m going to speculate about a possible origin for a popular summertime activity.  The practice of recreational camping in the outdoors or in tents has been with us for ages. I posit, for your consideration, that this enjoyment may, in … Continue reading

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Michelangelo’s Wisdom

Many of us wonder about the geniuses who have lived throughout history.  This is probably so, because they represent the outer limits of human talent and capability. One of the greatest artists of all time, Michelangelo Buonarroti was so great … Continue reading

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Refrain From Harming

I’m amazed that people find it difficult to enjoy a satisfactory life.  Especially since ethical guidelines for living have been known for thousands of years.  The wisdom traditions have precepts or advice to help us keep on track in our … Continue reading

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The Bellamy Salute

If you’ve been reading bluejayblog for any length of time, you know that I enjoy investigating arcane subjects.  Sometimes I just like to dig up forgotten aspects of common subjects. I have a vague recollection about the original version of … Continue reading

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Artistique …Floral Friday

I decided to expand  on last week’s Floral Friday theme just a bit.  Sometimes a person simply wants to enjoy an elegant, yet simple accent in their apartment or home. A funerary urn isn’t just for cemeteries anymore.  I appreciate … Continue reading

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Are We Happy Yet?

Yesterday morning I had to wait at a railroad crossing for the slow freight to pass.  I switched off the ol’ Camry’s engine but left the accessory function on so I could continue listening to music.  The dance beat of … Continue reading

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