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For the Do-it-Yourselfer

When owning a digital camera, chances are you’ve had the unfortunate occasion of noticing ugly spots, dust, hair and other foreign objects implanted on your photographs, after downloading and observing them closely. The blotches are most evident on a blue … Continue reading

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The 2016 Addendum to a Twenty-year-old Tradition

Twenty years ago, I wrote a Memorial Day tribute on the Internet that brought me and the reader back to watching the six-o’clock news on TV during the Vietnam era. The daily war-count was delivered nightly as if we were … Continue reading

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Doth Thou Think I Protest Too Much: Delving Deeply into Poetry

Shirley Anne’s introduction of Dr. John Cooper Clarke on a previous rant inspired me to dabble with a little bit of poetry as well. Based on a few tweets made on Twitter earlier today, the following is my first literary … Continue reading

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Oh, No, Mr. Hands!

The holidays are over with and forgotten—that is until now by bringing them up again—so it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie until Thanksgiving yet to come; although, we’ll start hearing about them certainly in October, or even September. Each … Continue reading

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A Bittersweet Memoir of Montmartre

Brilliant memories of the wonderful times spent in a delightful, historic city overseas has filled this aperiodic world-traveler’s thoughts recently with too few days of boundless joy, rousing merriment and zestful wanderlust to boot. I’ve been rummaging through a battery … Continue reading

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Prehistoric Archaeology: A Chronicle of Nice and a Bit of Art History

Terra Amata Côte d’Azur, the region surrounding Nice, France, is considered figuratively by historians as being a paleontological primordial soup, once containing the basic ingredients for the conception of prehistoric human ancestry; deemed to be among the first human-spawning grounds … Continue reading

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Basking at Beaubourg

Just ahead, the Pompidou Center stood out like a twentieth-century spaceship amongst the typical medieval architecture seen throughout the fourth arrondissement. Notre Dame Cathedral was in the neighborhood: the old church sported a twelfth-century Gothic design, yet it was completed … Continue reading

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The Audacious Escape from the Piombi

Now that our hero was living a bit more humanely in the Piombe, the clever Casanova masterminded his liberation from the so-called impenetrable jailhouse with the help of a monk who was incarcerated in a cell above him, with whom … Continue reading

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The Gangster of Love

Upon our arrival in Venice, Raffaela and I passed through the walkway seen above while looking for our hotel, which wasn’t the one noted in the photo. However, having been called the name of that auberge on different occasions, I … Continue reading

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My French Tarts

Chantal and Angelique, my Parisian pretties who had accompanied me in France and the Netherlands, both sent messages stating they had arrived home from Holland safely. The girls thanked me for everything I had done for them during the past … Continue reading

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