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El Segundo Dia

During this class period we talked about many things and also helped to clear up information regarding how to use wordpress.

The thing that stood out to me the most during this class period was when we drew pictures depicting where we are at currently in our lives and where we would like to be.   313 more words

Class Response

Dress for the culture, not the weather

It has been said that in Japan, people dress for the calendar date instead of the weather. I’m inclined to agree.

When traveling or living in another culture, it’s always worth taking note of how your wardrobe compares to the level of modesty and neatness of those around you so as to be respectful. 475 more words

Buri-chan Anecdotes

Sunscreen: Who, What, Where, When & Why!?

The importance of sunscreen has come a long way in the past few years, but not everybody is as informed as they think they are.  Long gone are the days (or at least they should be!) of laying outside with just baby-oil and iodine on to get that summer glow that every one HAD to have. 677 more words



I just spent a lovely evening on Pinterest, traveling to distant lands and admiring the beauty and wonder of humanity’s vast cultural heritage.  I wandered through Greece, Italy, Hungary and England. 159 more words


The Philosophy of Plotinus: on Contemplation

But how are you to see into a virtuous Soul and know its loveliness? Withdraw into yourself and look. And if you do not find yourself beautiful yet, act as does the creator of a statue that is to be made beautiful: he cuts away here, he smoothes there, he makes this line lighter, this other purer, until a lovely face has grown upon his work. 3,250 more words


Homo Aestheticus

Art: ephemeral human perfection,

fueled by practice and whetted by taste,

petals blossomed from seeds of reflection,

a speech­–undelivered–scrawled in such haste!

And still, tales woven by the painter’s brush, 81 more words


A silhouette of the American cowboy

After watching The Good, the Bad and the Ugly earlier today, I’m in a western state of mind.

This gorgeous shot by John Partipilo just won a Feature Photography award from the Society of Professional Journalists.  78 more words