Monthly Archives: January 2015

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

As long as I can remember, I’ve had an incredible admiration and love of Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Close behind those styles are paintings and sculpture of modernism, especially abstract expressionism. These categories are only my very favorites.  Practically … Continue reading

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Revisiting Past Styles …Floral Friday

I like to flip through vintage florist books on winter days.  Even though some of the styles are quite dated, a few stand out as looks that should be revisited.  Some of the arrangements do not quite conform to stereotypical … Continue reading

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National Corn Chip Day

My first enduring memory of corn chips involves the first day of first grade.  Mom packed my Davy Crockett lunchbox with a Thermos of milk, a peanut butter sandwich wrapped in waxed paper, an apple, and a small bag of … Continue reading

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Resilient

During his last visit, Jorge mentioned that he felt another attack on civil liberties building up in the US.  Although he pays scant attention to the negativity of the mainstream news media sources, he cannot help but pick up on … Continue reading

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day

70 years ago, today, troops of the Soviet First Ukrainian Front approached the gates of Auschwitz/Birkenau concentration camps.  Red Army personnel remember the weary gratitude of the inmates when they met.  Later, the official Soviet Press did not stress the … Continue reading

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Happy Australia Day

I want to wish my friends and readers in Australia a happy Australia Day, today.  Even though this year’s celebration activities largely took place yesterday, the 26th is the actual Anniversary Day.  There will probably still be some barbeques, parades, … Continue reading

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Miserable Opposite Day

Early on, we’re taught not to use double negatives when speaking and writing.  It is confusing and slows down discourse when used.  The usual culprits include, “I didn’t hear nothing.” “I didn’t see neither of the two people.” The double … Continue reading

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