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Canada Day, CanSouth and Egyptian art

Some of the projects I have been working on are related to CanSouth, a social group  for Canadians living and working in North Carolina–of which I am a member. 146 more words


Greek Theater Berkeley — "I Need a Miracle Every Day!"

Part 5 of a brief recounting of parts of my personal long strange trip to the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary “Fare Thee Well” shows in Chicago, July 3-5… 2,410 more words


Of Gaps and Gadgets

I was just down at the grocery store and ahead of me in line were two girls, I’d guess about fifteen or sixteen years of age. 296 more words


No #SeriousMode Here

Hi everybody! It’s been more than a year since I start learning Japanese—I can speak slowly but frankly I still I can’t speak fluently. Well, I already know how to read and write all the Hiragana and Katakana… and a bit of Kanji… but that’s not the point. 887 more words


A Quick Question (plus bragging)

Is anyone else out there totally thrown by the fact that it is basically July, or is it just me?

Anyway, I made the time to walk over to the beach three days in a row last week when the weather was hot. 65 more words


Mice Are Prophetic; Ants are Too : Aelian, Varia Historia 1.11

“Mice are also among the most prophetic of the animals. For, when a house has already become decrepit and is about to collapse, they perceive it and they abandon the mouse-holes within them and their earlier habits. 57 more words


Homer in Argos, Troezen and India: More Anecdotes from Aelian


“They say that the Argives granted Homer the first prize of all poetic art and put all other poets second to him. When they made a sacrifice, they used to call Apollo and Homer to their table. 126 more words