Category: Art

Jan 23

In the depth of winter….

* “In the depth of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer.” ALBERT CAMUS Some other profound quotes from Camus.  

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Jan 21

Opera

Puccini’s classic opera, Madame Butterfly was the first live opera performance I ever attended. (A point of interest for those inclined to listen to a radio broadcast of Madame Butterfly, The Metropolitan Opera will play it on February 1st.) Follow this link to the MET opera live on the radio. Prior to seeing opera live, …

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Jan 19

Edgar Allen Poe

Today is also the date of another notable American’s birth. It was 205 years ago that Edgar Allen Poe was born. Poe is most well known for short stories and poetry with an element of eerie mystery. From the frenzied suspense depicted in, The Tell Tale Heart, to the haunting words of The Raven (nevermore) …

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Jan 18

Idiot Wind

In 1975, Bob Dylan recorded his 15th studio album, Blood on the Tracks. To many of his fans, this album will forever be his crowning achievement. For me, this album is the essence of his mastery as a poet. It is the quintessential Dylan work. In this article, probably the best analysis of Idiot Wind, …

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Jan 11

The Woodpile

In the past, here, also here and here, I have posted poetry by the great American poet, Robert Frost. His eloquent words offers me cause to reflect upon my youth. As a boy I would often spend hours wandering in the woods near my home. Then, for more than 30 years, I lived far away …

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Jan 03

…A happy snowflake dancing in the flaw.

Much of the U.S. is covered in a thick layer of snow this morning. At my place, it looks like we received about 8 inches (20.32 centimeters) last night and the temperature this morning is about -5 F (-20 Celsius). I am glad I work inside today! This poem is fitting for the day.   …

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Dec 31

Memory

Memory sits with her looking glass and the thought of the days passed. The reflections within a distant haze…never clear if life is dream. Beauty fades and yet, there, lingers memory. *** Sculptor, Daniel Chester French created this marble version in 1917. Perhaps French’s most famous work was that of Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial …

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Dec 30

For (the sake of) old times…

Auld Lang Syne is well known in the English speaking world and is often sung at New Year’s Eve celebrations. The poem was written by the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Burns is recognized as Scotland’s greatest bard and this, his greatest poem. Follow the link to this site for “everything you need to know about …

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Dec 24

More Photo Sales; Art and Artifacts

Earlier posts found here and here offering subscriptions to the blog and sale of some of my photographic prints. This set of prints looks great in either size. # 004 — Lady Liberty # 005 — Shabti   # 006 — The Three Graces   Prices: 5 x 7 prints @ $20 each or 3 …

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Dec 13

Subscriptions and More Photo Sales

In addition to selling a selection of photographic prints, I had another idea to boost the travel funds. In January, I will offer a “subscription” option for those of you who wish to help support the blog. As regular readers know, I put a fair amount of time into researching and writing this blog. For …

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