Monthly Archives: May 2015

Last Day Of Photograph Month

Photographs and videos are so ubiquitous these days that it almost seems redundant to celebrate a Photograph Month. Social media overflows with images.  Sites like Instagram, Photobucket, and Flickr crowd the web with ever more photographs than a person can ever enjoy. … Continue reading

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Who Was Pearl Hart?

Even during the 1800s, people believed in the myth of the “Old West”.  Among them was the romantacized character, Pearl Hart.  That myth drew her from Canada into a rough lifestyle in the United States. Pearl Taylor was born in … Continue reading

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Some Brass …Floral Friday

Decorative brass accessories for the home include more than incense burners, candle holders, and Arabic coffee pots. Brass has been used for many centuries in plenty of different ways for vases.  We’re familiar with standard polished or clear-coated brass accent … Continue reading

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About John Fogerty

Sometimes when I feel nostalgic and reminisce about driving my car as a youth,  John Fogerty’s voice coming through the car’s speakers plays in my mind.  For a couple of years, Creedence Clearwater Revival was one of my favorite bands. … Continue reading

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This Is Amaranth Month

The first time I knowingly tried a dish containing amaranth, was during a meal at a small vegetarian cafe in San Francisco in 1992.  It was billed as a tabbouleh style salad.  Because I enjoy preparing and eating tabbouleh, I … Continue reading

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The Soviet SST

When most of us think about supersonic airline service, we instantly think of the Anglo-French Concorde.  Likewise, most people think the Concordes were the only supersonic transport (SST) planes ever put into commercial service.  Actually, the USSR got a two-month … Continue reading

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The Gateway Arch

The simple appearance and design of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri hide some complex mathematics, geometry, and technology.  It should be a geek mecca. When I visited the monument, the stark elegance satisfied my love for modern forms … Continue reading

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