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Am struck anew by wondrous search terms that appear on dashboard of blog after logging in. Wonder if Google has heard me chuckle at most inane of jokes and remarks, and feels this is effortless way of entertaining me.   339 more words

BOOK REPLIES/REVIEWS (2014): Enki Bilal's (2014) Phantoms of the Louvre

Summary (TLDR Version)

Perhaps a very subtle condemnation of museums as institutions, which makes a lovely irony if a museum (the Louvre) essentially commissioned it. 2,820 more words

Book Reviews

Czech Republic, Prague: Unveiling the Stories of the Jewish Ghetto

I’ve always had a thing for places with a long-dated history, it just excites me to walk through these historical buildings or areas – wondering how the people of those times looked like, what were they going through or thinking about as they walked along the same pathway as I am currently on, how and why did the various events occurred at the same place decades or even centuries ago. 871 more words

Culture

Indy-Terra Cotta Warriors

I spent a day downtown Indianapolis to meet up with some friends. It started off with getting up before the sun rose to ride with my cousin on his way to work and to be dropped of in the circle(Monument Circle which is a circle road that goes around the Soldiers and Sailors Monument downtown Indianapolis). 928 more words

Shops

Weekly Photo Challenge: ENDURANCE

Endurance, how many ways can we celebrate thee?

I’ll lead off with a saying (in Latin, for added authority):

ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS

Which can be translated as Life is Fleeting (Brief), but Art Endures (is Long). 172 more words

Art

Getting a real buzz for alternative methods

Above: Christine Morgan, local beekeeper, myself and 30,000 bees!

FELINDRE’S National Wool museum will host a sustainable beekeeping event by two local bee keepers who want to share their alternative methods to keeping bees. 348 more words

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