At the Oasis Hotel

“All I can say is this hotel will drop a star for lack of train access.” “Dear, you knew that when you booked these rooms. I think the staff had been exceptionally polite and had a marvelous selection of fruits.” “Fruits schmoots, they didn’t have fresh figs.” “You never eat them at home, even when…

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The Grand Painting Update

I went upstairs several times over the weekend simply to look at the big canvas with the bright background. What would it look like with a Titan Buff glaze? How about iridescent bronze or gold? Antique gold or bright gold? Saturday, I prepared a large cardboard with stripes  of the same background colors. Saturday night…

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Little Ita Whams Solomon Islands, then Australia

As cyclones (southern hemisphere hurricanes) go Ita packed strong winds into a tiny package.  Cyclone Ita drowned the Solomon Islanders, then zeroed in on Cooktown in Queensland and blew trees and roofs around before heading south for the city of Cairns. Haiyan (super-powerful) recently smashed the Philippines, Sandy (super-sized) inundated New Jersey and New York…

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