Monthly Archives: January 2012

Still life: Apple – Bread – Glass

Although I wish I were a superb draftsman (like, say, a Rembrandt or an Ingres or a Neal Adams – yeah, you wish!), even when you do your oils from photographic materials, you still really do need to know how … Continue reading

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WW II – 1

[This is the first of five postings about my growing up in Sweden during WWII.] My earliest memories of Danderyd (a northern suburb of Stockholm then as now) and life in the new house my Mother’s parents had just finished … Continue reading

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RWANDA # 362 1970

CAPITAL Kigali MAP of RWANDA LANGUAGES English French Kinyarwanda Introduction to My Philately

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Censor

Scratch a censor long enough, find a frustrated hedonist. For what must be censored by someone, must first be heard, read, seen by someone! The protector of public morality has a history of venerable antiquity, but so does warfare, and … Continue reading

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Misha

This painting took me a looong time, and before I got it the way I wanted it I threw away several versions that I had started.  Misha was a strikingly beautiful young woman, and although I did not get to … Continue reading

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Gambler

I was having a late lunch one Saturday at a popular eatery near campus.  It’s a small dark place, but they have great tuna fish sandwiches, root beer floats, and they make their own crunchy version of potato chips. It … Continue reading

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RWANDA # 359 1970

CAPITAL Kigali MAP of RWANDA LANGUAGES English French Kinyarwanda Introduction to My Philately

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