July 2015 archive

Jul 26

Boys Will Be Boys

In Brief—The author relates some of the memorable and mischievous adventures of his childhood and youth. Memorable to him, at least. ———————————————————————————————————————————— The Artist as a Youth— The lovely cream-colored house next door won an architectural award and was the pride and joy of its owners. It doubtless raised the value of all the houses …

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Jul 19

Egypt: The Nile, Death and Repression

In Brief—A visit to Egypt in the wake of the 1997 terrorist attack at Luxor. From Abu Simbel down the Nile to Cairo and the Pyramids, the author relates his impressions. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Note: This blog piece provides a basic description of the sights and experiences we had in Egypt in 1998. For a more thorough …

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Jul 12

Disposal of Human Remains

In Brief—The composting of dead humans is an idea whose time has come. Whether it’s composting or other ecologically friendly ways of dealing with the human dead, the time has come to openly discuss the issue and put it into practice. ———————————————————————————————————————————— Dead is Dead— It was a Fremen practice in Herbert’s “Dune.” Forensics experts …

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Jul 05

Halfway to Heaven

In Brief—The author’s experiences with hang gliders and sailplanes. Photos of those halcyon bygone days are included. ———————————————————————————————————————————— NOTE! As you may have noticed, I’ve added photos to occasional blog pieces, this being one. I hope you’ll enjoy some of the thrills I experienced. For depth, I’ve written comments below each photo. CLICK HERE to …

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