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Quotes from the Masters: Bacon

I’m on vacation.  I haven’t been checking in on my blog or yours, lately, and I look forward to catching up when I return home.  Still, I happened across an apropos quote for my present state of mind, and I decided to put together a quick post for my weekly “Quotes from the Masters” series. It’s not winter where I …

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Quotes from the Masters: Fellini

I love to talk.  I really do.  I love to engage others in conversation and witty repartee.  I relish the active, educated, verbalized exchange of ideas and opinions.  I enjoy telling stories and making other people laugh.  But sometimes, I need to keep my mouth shut.  I need to curtail my own enthusiastic urge to …

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Quotes from the Masters: Picasso

I’m creating a new category of posts that I am calling, “Quotes from the Masters.”  Because of my proximity to Augusta, Georgia, I must add the disclaimer that it’s not about golf. What it IS about is gleaning the best quotes I can find from European masters of literature, philosophy, theology, music, and the visual, …

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Salzburg, Austria

I’m taking advantage of this Wordless Wednesday to cap-off my Sound of Music post with a few photographs of Salzburg, Austria. Festung Hohensalzburg (the castle or fortress) and the Altstadt, or “old town.” View of the city, the Salzach River, and the Salzburg Cathedral from the fortress.

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The Art of the Easter Egg–Part II

WHAT IT IS My Easter egg collection varies in “wow” appeal and in sentiment.  As I happily displayed in my previous Art of the Easter Egg post, I have several pretty little eggs that were decorated by skilled artists.  For instance, the shell on this one was cut out by a tiny drill and painted with thickly layered flowers. I also have a sort of multi-media …

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THE ART OF THE EASTER EGG

WHAT IT IS My most prized collection from Germany is my collection of Easter eggs.  These Ostereier are genuine eggs that have been blown clean and decorated exquisitely in a variety of ways.  They appear each spring in shops and markets across Germany and Austria, among other countries–I visited one shop in Salzburg that was …

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