Monthly Archives: August 2012

Power lines and porcelain insulators against an August sky

I was outside yesterday doing the daily yard cleaning (two large dogs) when I looked up and saw the sun reflecting off the porcelain insulators carrying the power lines overhead.  By the time I ran inside for my camera . … Continue reading

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Jonah Lehrer, and the “marvellous Boy”

Well, the sad news last week was that Jonah Lehrer, one of my favorite writers, admitted to fabricating quotes from Bob Dylan in his recently published book Imagine.  I intended to purchase Lehrer’s book but hadn’t gotten around to it … Continue reading

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August moon (photos)

I am still figuring out how to use my camera, but I’m happy with these two pictures I took last night.  Hasn’t the full moon been beautiful the past few evenings?  The photo above was the first I took, when … Continue reading

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Going for Olympic gold . . . in art!

It was once possible to get an Olympic medal for art, according to an article in The Atlantic this week.  From 1912 -1948, gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded in five categories of art: architecture, painting, sculpture, literature, and … Continue reading

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