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Welcome to the Culture Wars

It amuses me to see the praise heaped on Lady Gaga for being non-political in her Super Bowl show. That performance was as political as anything I’ve ever seen. She started with a song written by a Jewish immigrant, continued … Continue reading

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Why America will never have a third party

It’s election season in America, and once again lots of people who are dissatisfied with their choices are calling for the creation of a third party.  But I’m sorry to say that will never happen – at least not without … Continue reading

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Visiting the cliff dwellings

Ever since I’ve heard of them, I’ve found the native American cliff-dwellings fascinating.  So while Julie did her class today, I visited one – the Puye Cliff Dwellings.  They did not disappoint. They are less than an hour from Santa … Continue reading

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Santa Fe and art

Santa Fe has more art galleries than any other city I’ve seen.  They have several sections of the city devoted to galleries.  And many of the galleries have art decorating their outside. Our gallery attendance is limited by Julie’s class. … Continue reading

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New Mexico!

Julie is taking an encaustic print-making class in Santa Fe.  (Yeah, I’m not sure what that means either.)  Which sounds like an excellent excuse for us to do some travel. We’re here now.  Our first day, we left on an appallingly … Continue reading

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Why I am avoiding online arguments

I have been trying very hard of late to avoid online debates. It’s hard.  I’ve been engaging in online debates of one sort or another for almost 25 years now.  I have strong opinions on things, I love a good … Continue reading

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Summing up Italy

We’ve been home for a week now.  I still haven’t started organizing all the photos, but I suppose it’s time to sum up our Italy experience. Best Part of the Trip Joe: Walking around the ruins of ancient Rome, imagining … Continue reading

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More Venice

Another day in Venice. A visit to Santa Maria della Salute. A photo op on Punta della Dogana. I feel the water in the Grand Canal.  (Had to, really.  Couldn’t be avoided.)  It was warmer than I expected. A visit … Continue reading

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Venezia

It was a grand day on the Grand Canal. Well, on and about the Grand Canal, anyway. First it was a tour of the Doge’s palace. Lots more art, some pretty impressive rooms, and an arsenal full of various deadly … Continue reading

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Italian Road Trip

A delay in posting today.  Bad internet at this new hotel, but it seems to be working now. We left Florence today. Just to mix things up a bit, we decided to rent a car and do a road trip. … Continue reading

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