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I want to make my life photogenic!

Rocket Man

Several years ago, I posted about Vigilant Things and the use of everyday objects, by the Yoruba of Nigeria, to create talismans. These talismans are known as aale and they are meant to warn someone with bad intentions to stay … Continue reading

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Gaudy Gods

In the Archeological Museum of Paros, there is a statue of Artemis from her sanctuary at the Parian Delion. It’s dated 360 BC and was discovered in 1899. And, like most all of the Greek statues I’ve seen, it’s white. … Continue reading

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Propagation

I collect clippings.  Some are from my neighbors but most are secretly stolen from plants I see when taking walks….SNIP SNIP SNIP.  Maybe it is A Very Naughty Thing to do.  But I prefer to see it as a way … Continue reading

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Apricots and Amaretto

Apricot season has begun and my neighbor’s tree is full of fruit. We save the seeds so we can crack them open for the kernels that we then crush and add to sugar cookie dough. The famous Italian amaretto liquer … Continue reading

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Critique Sheet #4 The Decisive Moment

Identification of the Moment: in front of the Church Ζωοδόχου Πηγής (Zoodocho Piyis) in Parikia, Paros; May 2017 Description: a desaturated colored digital photograph of the church that faces the beach of Kato Yialo empty save for two children walking … Continue reading

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Critique Sheet #3

Identification of the Moment: Parian Coast, looking west, May 2017 Description: a digital foto taken of the horizon line as seen from the offing of Parikia. Analysis: there are clouds and waves but the foto is dominated by the horizon … Continue reading

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Critique Sheet #2

Identification of the Moment: Morning view from bathroom window, La Sussurrata, May 2017 Description: A colored foto showing a bougainvillea and a naked pergola. The purple flowers dominate the picture. Analysis: the picture was taken from inside a window.  However, … Continue reading

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