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I looked it up.  On Wikipedia, Affogato is explained as an Italian word, meaning “drowned”.  It also refers to a “coffee-based dessert”- a scoop of vanilla ice-cream drowning in a shot of expresso, or some coffee-tasting alternative. 200 more words



The beautiful and exotic Orchids are my most favorite of  flowers. In my homeland of the Philippines they are everywhere. I remember as a child smelling the sweet scent of orchids growing wild outside my bedroom window. 230 more words

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Time was of the essence: on Impressionism versus Realism

In the battle with tradition, Impressionism’s “triumph” was not a foregone conclusion.

Michael Fried observes that Realism in the Western painting tradition has long involved “a tacit or implicit illusion of the passage of time, of sheer duration”. 893 more words

Artwork of the month, "Water Lilies"

This month I’ve chosen one of the famed Water lilies series by Claude Monet. He painted many works of his beautiful lily pond and all are very renowned. 52 more words


Words Make Me Happy!

Sometimes I read my own poetry
with fascinated abandon and wonder.

From whence come these word islands
and thought clouds so winsomely formed?
In fact, where do phrases originate like “winsomely formed”? 83 more words