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Whistle Stop Art Evening

  Three rounds of twenty minutes each. I did not get shots of all the action, but it was an exciting evening. What is better than enthusiastic young artists painting up a storm— in a lovely building, with noms and … Continue reading

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Winter is here. I have put up the stockings; maybe we’ll get some coal from Invierno. Hopefully, they find a way to make coal more environmentally friendly. CCS: What is it? (There is a lot to find out about carbon … Continue reading

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A Killing

Here: The Poetry Podcast: Philip Levine reads Ellen Bass. (by The New Yorker on Soundcloud) Poetry Podcast, The New Yorker: Philip Levine I remember the chicken slaughter too.  I was fascinated by the little bowl of yolks of removed, unformed, … Continue reading

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A Redon Balloon

What is it about a red balloon? Mmm: The classic 1956 Oscar-winning movie tells this story. The Redon balloon’s story is a lot older. His other work is just as interesting. Behold his crying spider: Maybe the spider is thinking of … Continue reading

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The Boomps-a-daisical Holiday

Here is an interesting article, via The Browser: What’s is notable about ‘a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife’? (Christopher Howse of The Spectator on The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth). Now to remember that adjectives in English go … Continue reading

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The Tell-tale Tongue

This is great: Related Bird Behavior – from the wild to our homes (positiveparrot.wordpress.com) The Tell-Tale Heart (Edgar Allan Poe, 1843) WATCH: Cat Loves Flashing His Tongue (huffingtonpost.com) I always have the urge to do this once I see my … Continue reading

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Quote from The Call of Cthulhu

Found by Michelle de Villiers in The Call of Cthulhu. (And here is Schopenhauer as Cthulhu!, and that’s a block of pink coral granite he’s sitting on, NOT a finger…) Related articles More Cthulhu than you can shake a tentacle … Continue reading

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Ha Ha Hybodont

Since I kind of jumped the shark yesterday with regards to posting a shark haiku for Shark Week as I had planned, here is a bit of a riff on Ra Ra Rasputin (Ra Ra Rasputin Song), except with a cool … Continue reading

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Ziziphus Haiku

Ziziphus trumps sisyphus. What a pinnacle of a tree for Z! Hail the wonderful Ziziphus Mucronata (Willd), Blinkblaar-wag-‘n-bietjie, Jujubier de la hyène, Juba plant (in The Love Potion)  of Herman Charles Bosman, the ultimate aphrodisiac! Now, please head on  over to Catch 26 and … Continue reading

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A Red Triangle Slug Haiku

Did you know that these slugs are incredible mould-munchers? Every home should employ a couple! (Read Stephanie Pain’s interesting article in New Scientist Magazine, July 2000, discovered via Wikipedia) Hat Tip to: One will really amaze you, the other just eats his … Continue reading

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