Category Archives: cultural highlights

Electrical Accessories …Floral Friday

We commonly accessorize our living spaces with gadgets that are powered by electricity. Most of the time, we give little thought about these things. At the same time, we personalize our spaces with decorative and collectable stuff–some of them being … Continue reading

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The Hooded Sweatshirt

According to the fashion police, whenever I wear this garment, I commit a fashion felony. Although hooded sweatshirts are all de rigueur these days, clothing with large corporate logos are supposedly taboo in “proper society”. Some experts claim that by … Continue reading

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Eventual Obscurity

Last week I began the process of culling photos out of the WordPress media library for this blog because they are ineffiently taking up a lot of bandwidth. This blog’s library is already reaching it’s capacity on a paid platform … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Sidekick

Dad sometimes expressed his wish for me to be a television host. He envisioned me of one day replacing Johnny Carson. Dad said not to settle for becoming Ed McMahon’s replacement. I usually brushed off dad’s comments by reminding him … Continue reading

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Our Inner Curmudgeons

Jonathan noticed my copy of Mark Twain’s collected works parked on the sofa. My friend stated that he was only familiar with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, but not much else about the writer’s other stories. I asked Jonathan whether … Continue reading

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Is Privacy Dead?

My late friend Doug was extremely possessive of his privacy, so much so that his siblings knew very little about him. One of the last times we discussed the subject of privacy, Doug mentioned that he still did not have … Continue reading

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Opposite Day 2023

I often enjoy arranging still lifes and floral arrangements that combine polar opposites. In a way, I believe that’s what people and myself are comprised of. We love freedom and crave security. We want lessez faire for ourselves and prohibitions … Continue reading

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