25 Jun 2015

Late Night: Friday Preview

(Picture courtesy of Shannon at flickr.com.) As the art post for Saturday will feature Diego Rivera, this is Friday’s Late Night post, giving a preview of the work and artist. Hope you will find the opportunity for conversation here.   As previously announced, I am visiting in London, and my time zone is

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25 Jun 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. As today you’re hearing from Over

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21 Jun 2015

Sunday Food: Clotted Cream

(Picture courtesy of enni at flickr.com.) Being in England means being close to, and able to get, clotted cream.   I wish you all to be able to have this delicacy. Clotted cream (sometimes called scalded, clouted, Devonshire or Cornish cream) is a thick cream made by indirectly heating full-cream cow’s

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20 Jun 2015

Saturday Art: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo-Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird  (Picture courtesy of Yuan Tian at flickr.com.) (Picture courtesy of Maria de Oro at flickr.com.) Born to a photographer who moved to Mexico and adopted it as his home, Kahlo gave her birthdate as that of the Revolution there, in 1910.   She has attained

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19 Jun 2015

Over Easy: Friday Preview

(Picture courtesy of Maria de Oro at flickr.com) Morning, pups, something has evidently happened to today’s intended post, so for temporary conversational platform, I will put this up. Tomorrow’s art post is scheduled, on Frida Kahlo. Working on a different computer at Avedon’s place, and having a little wrangle with

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18 Jun 2015

Over Easy: Around the World

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. Today is the first day of Ramadan, peace to all. The Greek exit from

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14 Jun 2015

Sunday Food: Tomatoes

(Picture courtesy of Elliot Gllflx at flickr.com.) It’s everywhere these days, tomatoes are in season and we almost always have a plant growing in a pot if not in the garden.   You probably will see bins of them in your grocery store, and all varieties out there for you

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13 Jun 2015

Saturday Art: Horace Vernet

(Picture courtesy of snapshooter46 at flickr.com.) (Picture courtesy of fmpgoh at flickr.com.) Born into a family of artists, Vernet was known for hunting and battle scenes, and was very much part of the royal household in his work and life. He was born in the Paris Louvre, while his parents

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12 Jun 2015

Over Easy; Friday Preview

This will be a preview of Saturday’s Art post, a scene painted by Horace Vernet.    Tomorrow at this time, the post will tell about the artist, his work and his effect. The opportunity to have a conversation on today’s Over Easy is open, and if any fellow FDL posting pups would

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11 Jun 2015

Over Easy: Around the World

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. Biofuel using sugar has been under development and shows increasing promise to reduce pollution

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