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I am… * a mother * a wife * a daughter * a granddaughter * a slave to a very persnickety cat * a writer * a medical researcher * a Democrat and Obama groupie * a foodie * a shoe hoarder * a people watcher * a conservationist * a reluctant (but apparently prolific) blogger So who am I, really? Still figuring that one out. Update as I go along ;-)

Dmitriy Maximov: A Surreal Sunrise

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June 28th, 2009

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Dmitry Maximov is a Russian-born artist that seems to exist in a world of his own.  His works are at once as human — and humane — as anyone peeking in from the outside and altogether surreal, making up a land that is not so much a caricature of ours, but, perhaps, its shadow, a whisper of a possibility of what we could have been.  And, thankfully, are not.  More humane, perhaps, more painfully lonely, more different from one another in a way, we, who have our race around us, our country, our city, our family, even our culture, should ever fear to be. [ Continue Reading ]

Back in Bleck…Zander Bleck

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April 20th, 2009

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I love HIM!

You know… His Infernal Majesty? Ville Valo has the talent, the voice, the hair…the low-riding pants. Well, hey, I am a girl! But up till now, there hasn’t been anyone I’ve ran into here in the US that had the same flair – and catchy songs (albeit in a distinctly more uplifting style).

You see, I had the chance to preview a few singles from an as yet uncut CD by an up-and-coming crooner – Zander Bleck. And it snowballed from there. [ Continue Reading ]

I AM Peaceman!

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April 15th, 2009

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What do you know that’s larger than life?

No, not an elephant. And don’t you even talk to me about sperm whales.

I am thinking of a person — one, with a story as fascinating as the kind of music he makes. And now, allow me to introduce, aka Sci-Fi Channel’s Mr. Mitzvah, aka Peaceman of the Peaceman Foundation, a private nonprofit supporting an array of charities dedicated to fighting hate crimes and treating the victims of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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ReKindling The Love

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March 28th, 2009

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I’ve never had an online avatar. I am just not much of a Second Life person. Best I can do is try not to mess up my First, but if I ever did go looking for another incarnation, chances are, I would be a book. Collectively, they are had one of the most profound effects on this First one.

Now, by “book”, I do mean the wealth of information on roughly the same topic or a collection of short works by the same author or united under a single theme. But I, also, refer to the purely physical form, the familiar weight, the scent of paper, the minute smudges of ink, like imperfections in the human face, transforming something merely beautiful into truly divine. Sure, the E-ink is coming close, really close, and yes, in it and its offshoots, does doubtless lie a future of the publishing business, but for those on a budget — yet wanting to retain the familiarity of devouring material books, allow me to introduce you to BookSwim.

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Second Chances

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March 10th, 2009
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Two days ago, I had a chance to speak to an amazing person. Brandon Bond, world-renowned tattoo artist, savvy businessman — and someone who has dedicated his not inconsiderable celebrity to rescuing those, whom our society has deemed unfit to so much as exist.

I am talking about pit bulls. And to a lesser extent, Michael Vick.

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