01 Aug 2015

Saturday Art and Archaeology: Avebury stone circle

Avebury encircles the stone circle The opportunity to visit historic sites such as the neolithic stone constructions of Avebury, England’s, stone circle, the fascinating Stonehenge, and excavated barrows in the area, has been one I was very fortunate to have during my recent trip to Great Britain.   As you

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31 Jul 2015

Over Easy: New Beginnings

Hello, am looking forward to Shadowproof, and will happily begin with a Friday Over Easy for that new presence.   As you know, I am usually previewing today what will be the Art and Archaeology feature Saturday,  and as you see above, this is about Avebury, England’s, stone circle.  

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30 Jul 2015

Over Easy: Around the World

(Picture courtesy of Herry Lawford at flickr.com.) Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene.   Now, I am back from that

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26 Jul 2015

Sunday Food: Real Friends Take a Zucchini

(Picture courtesy of Jeremy Keith at flickr.com.) They’re that greatest test of true friendships out here in the land of prolific gardens.   If you’ve ever grown them, you know the feeling.   Those carefully tended mounds of bright pretty golden flowers have produced monsters that now are filling all

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25 Jul 2015

Saturday Art: William Hogarth

  (Picture courtesy of Cesar Ojeda at flickr.com.) The artist known for social commentary was self-taught and used his art works to effect the world around him with humor.    His series that the National Gallery of Art in London has displayed tells a story, the wry rendering of the conventions

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24 Jul 2015

Over Easy: Friday Preview

(Picture courtesy of jean louis mazziere at flickr.com.) Welcome to the diner, and hoping you will have a good visit.  The featured picture of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is a reminder of the Fauvist movement in painting.   Last week’s Saturday Art post told more about that art works and those that were

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23 Jul 2015

Over Easy: Around the World

(Picture courtesy of Herry Lawford at flickr.com.) Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene.   Now, I am back from that

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19 Jul 2015

Sunday Food: Chipotle, the Flavor

(Picture courtesy of Janet lackey at flickr.com.) Since all over the restaurant ads lately I keep seeing chipotle items mentioned, and here in Great Britain it’s popping up too, it seemed like a time to talk about what the word means.   There is the chain of restaurants by that name, too,

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18 Jul 2015

Saturday Art: The Fauve ‘School’ of Art

(Picture courtesy of Steven Zucker at flickr.com.) This is my last post from Great Britain, and since I have done two posts on art movements, or schools, I am throwing in the Fauves, since Van Gogh was mentioned in comments.   In present times, he is recognized as having been

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16 Jul 2015

Over Easy: Around the World

(Picture courtesy of Herry Lawford at flickr.com.) Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene.   Yes, still from Over There in

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