Category Archives: Art

Life Is An Open Book

The art of brick sculpture goes back to ancient Babylonia. It has fallen out of favor in modern days, but the work “Life Is An Open Book” by the American sculptor Brad Spenser is a wonderful example of the form. Situated … Continue reading

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A Human Being Is A Moment

Existential Comics is a webcomic about philosophy created by Corey Mohler, a software engineer in Portland, Oregon. Mohler created the comic in December 2013 in an attempt to help popularize philosophy through comedy.  You can help support Corey at Patreon.

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A Memorial Centennial

Way back in the antedeluvian days of the last century, I spent quite a bit of time in Washington D.C.. So much so that I eventually wrote a travel guidebook for budget travelers to the U.S. capital. During my book … Continue reading

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Feline Friday


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Just Another Manic Monday of Miscellany

The coolest doorway in Paris is at number 29 Avenue Rapp . Mondrian’s mysticism: Evolution (1910–1911) A NEW NATIONAL ANTHEM Ada Limón The truth is, I’ve never cared for the National Anthem. If you think about it, it’s not a … Continue reading

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One ring to rule them all

Who am I to disagree with George R.R. Martin’s assessment that “The Lord of the Rings is the mountain that leans over every other fantasy written since.” A book of that magnitude deserves a stunning new edition for every generation … Continue reading

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Amsterdam in the Alps

As I have mentioned numerous times, I am a big fan of Amsterdam. It’s the city outside of the United States that I have visited most often and genuinely love. So, I was shocked to discover an alternative version of … Continue reading

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe


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Forgotten Books, Forgotten Stories

Last month, I found a very interesting piece in Smithsonian Magazine titled “How Much Medieval Literature Has Been Lost Over the Centuries,” which linked to six-minute video from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the journal Science … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies


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