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13 Reasons to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
2 years ago

13 Reasons to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

 

For the Romantics, out there, celebrating Valentine’s day comes as naturally as a bodily function.  The Romantic simply oozes LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  They have buckets of red paint at …
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Race to the Top of The Eiffel Tower?
3 years ago

Race to the Top of The Eiffel Tower?

What a Huge Turn ON!

What is it with humans and our “sky scraping,” towers? WE crave heights! PEAK experience(s), which should be, theoretically, mired by the fact …
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Upon Arrival in The Paris of Frau’s Dreams!
3 years ago

Upon Arrival in The Paris of Frau’s Dreams!

On Thursday… I think this is the first day I was here. I arrived early and exhausted, having guzzled entirely too much Champagne on the plane and barfed several times …
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On the Flight to Paris, France, July 2014
3 years ago

On the Flight to Paris, France, July 2014

Newark Airport and The Flight to Paris Business Class Seat and a glass of Champagne or sparkling wine upon boarding, followed up with another and another and… well one thing …
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ASML Executive, Thunderstruck by Malaysian Plane Tragedy
3 years ago

ASML Executive, Thunderstruck by Malaysian Plane Tragedy

On a flight out of San Diego, I spoke to Claus, first, I’m sure.  I don’t know what precisely about him said to me that it was OK for me …
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OH!  Othello!  Bewitched by The Bard’s Blackest Hero!  Blair Underwood ROCKS!
3 years ago

OH! Othello! Bewitched by The Bard’s Blackest Hero! Blair Underwood ROCKS!

So… What do you do when you see a great actor, Blair Underwood, in San Diego for a limited engagement, for example, perform one of the world’s great plays? Well, …
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“Who’s NEXT?” A Barber Shop with Class in La Jolla, California.
3 years ago

“Who’s NEXT?” A Barber Shop with Class in La Jolla, California.

You can judge the quality of a community by its Barber Shop(s).  Take for example, actor Seymour Cassel’s, memorable rendition of the ideal Barber/Father to the young genius, Max Fisher, …
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For the LOVE of Underwood!  Actor Rocks role of Othello in San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre
3 years ago

For the LOVE of Underwood! Actor Rocks role of Othello in San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre

For the LOVE of Underwood! Actor Rocks role of Othello in San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, July 8th, 2014

Thank you, regular readers of Talkinggrid,

I can’t get over how …
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SEVEN DAZE A WEEK
3 years ago

SEVEN DAZE A WEEK

 FONDLING FRIDAY: 25 APRIL 2014

Oh Friday!

You, Friday, Famous in Faux Fur!

Fifteen minutes is not enough for you.

Fourteen Centuries will the curtain call, endure.

Chiseled in Forever …
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Painting as Release and Memorial: Creative Healing Strategies for Wayward Artsy Types
3 years ago

Painting as Release and Memorial: Creative Healing Strategies for Wayward Artsy Types

Below is the finished watercolor painting, I started a few days ago in Marsberg, Germany and finished here in Playa del Rey, California.

Photo of “Bloomen für Unsere Mutter,” …
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