Monthly Archives: October 2016

Magical

The magician had me sit down in the living room to witness a rehearsal of his newest routine as part of my birthday present.  For his grand finale, he performed the Chinese Linking Rings illusion.  He not only had the … Continue reading

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Visit A Cemetery

While thumbing through a vintage Russian book yesterday, I came across a verse by the writer Vladimir Nabokov. The English translation reads like this: “A thousand years ago, five minutes were Equal to forty ounces of fine sand. Outstare the … Continue reading

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Cyrus The Great Day

The Persian Empire figures into many historical texts about ancient times. It is even mentioned in the Bible and the Quran. Arguably, the most famous leader of the Persians was Cyrus the Great.  The Persians called him “The Father”.  Babylonians … Continue reading

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Shabby Chic …Floral Friday

The term, “Shabby Chic”, was first used in the 1980s by avant garde interior decorators.  I first encountered it in the early 1990s, I bought an issue of a magazine dedicated specifically to Shabby Chic. The furniture and accessories appear … Continue reading

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A Few Recent Photos

My friend Jorge was pleased that I have shared some of my old slides with you on bluejayblog.  Yesterday, he skimmed through a folder of my current digital photos that were shot during the past few months.  “Why don’t you … Continue reading

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Howl At The Moon

One of my friends has a “Heinz 57” dog named Loki.  The mutt was purposely named after the Scandinavian God of the same name (not the comic book character).  Loki is the trickster God of ancient Norse tradition. The deity … Continue reading

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A Vegetarian Of 50 Years

2016 is the personal 50th anniversary year of me becoming a vegetarian. I was a young teen when the decision was made to do this, even if I had to defy my parents.  I dropped many hints for a few months … Continue reading

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