Monthly Archives: September 2013

My new Lamborghini

Well, not exactly mine. It was parked near my gym. “The job I really want is stealing expensive cars”–the words of one of my characters. Midway through a book, I might not remember what color hair and eyes the author … Continue reading

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Enter the Twilight Zone: on their honeymoon, her husband arrested for her sister’s murder

A young man and his bride. It doesn’t matter what their names were. Let sleeping dogs lie. This murky picture is 64 years old. In a late ‘forties Newsweek, it was credited to the Milwaukee Sentinel from International, and the caption … Continue reading

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New York City at night

Wikimediacommons.org is a great source to find art that may be reblogged, also a wonderful place to browse for whatever, usually not clitoris, a search I tried. Well, I hadn’t touched one for a long while and needed to see … Continue reading

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Amtrak New Orleans train Crescent began as Southern Railways Southerner

I love trains and the sense of history riding Amtrak long-distance trains gives me. If you ride the Crescent from the Northeast to New Orleans, you are traveling over the same route on almost the same schedule as everyone who rode the … Continue reading

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Salvador Dali, Woman at the Window,1926

You wouldn’t have guessed this was by Dali, right? Todd and I spent two semesters in Madrid, and during the second our apartment was just up the street from the Reina Sofia museum, where I fell in love with this … Continue reading

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Cigarette by Areel: Art Nouveau or Turn-of-the-Century Poster

Years ago I framed a postcard that says on the back, “Cigarette by Areel.” I assumed the painting was in some museum, but a google search for “Areel” turns up nothing. The card is an “Art Nouveau and Turn-of-the-Century Posters … Continue reading

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Swimmers diving. I love the feeling of motion in these three photos.

The above photo I found at nelsoncarpenter.tumblr.com. He credited it to fecastleberry (FECastleberry.com). This photograph by Glenn Russell, The Burlington Free Press, was on the front page of a USA Today left outside my Austin, TX hotel room. It was headlined, “A … Continue reading

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